EDI standards as key elements of Electronic Data Interchange.
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Standard EDI documents
The use of EDI standard languages is the key to the development of EDI solutions, the fundamental reason for their adoption, and the reason this technology is so widely used. The development of common standards for the creation of electronic documents, capable of being interpreted by any trading partner with the appropriate technology, has been and continues to be a determining factor in integrating the IT systems of companies involved in any type of business relationship.
There are different types of EDI standards. Some were developed specifically for particular industries, and others spread throughout more sectors or regions. Standards ultimately define the rules to be taken into account for the issuance and interpretation of a particular business transaction. Thus, purchase orders, shipping notices, invoices or any document to be exchanged must be generated in compliance with the standards defined by the EDI language used. These standards establish the order in which the information must be presented, the minimum mandatory data to be shown in each message or document, the methodology to be used to label the different fields contained in a message, etc. Some of the most widely used EDI standards are:
EDI Academy: A useful guide to the most important aspects of EDI technology.
This content, presented in three e-books, is aimed at professionals in the technology sector who want to start learning about EDI electronic data interchange systems.