EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange
Are you wondering ‘What is EDI?’ Companies that do business with each other are called trading partners. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is used to exchange business documents in electronic format between these partners. These documents can include purchase orders, invoices, ASNs, BOL and more.
Manual data entry and document exchange can be prone to errors and slow down processes. But through EDI, electronic documents are exchanged from one company to another, from computer to computer. As a result, this lets the companies replace emails, phone calls and paper-based exchanges like faxes and mail.
EDI standard formats allow computers to understand the information being sent back and forth between trading partners. For example, many standards are being used today including EDIFACT, ANSI X12, TRADACOMS, Odette, and ebXML. Also, there are several different versions for each standard.
In fact, two businesses must agree on the specific EDI standard and version when they decide to exchange EDI documents. Businesses use an special software to translate the EDI format. Then the information can be used by the companies’ internal applications, business system or ERP.
Electronic Data Interchange technology is used to solve a variety of industry-specific issues. From Retail and Healthcare to the Automotive industry, EDI has evolved to address complicated business process challenges. It helps companies meet industry, government and customer requirements. In fact, EDI has never been more accessible for businesses of all sizes. With flexible deployment options, managed services, and easy-to-use supplier web portals, flexible EDI solutions abound.
Is your customer asking you to use EDI? Or have you heard of EDI but aren’t sure how it would benefit your business? Radley has implemented EDI in many industries for customers around the world. Let us put our 40 years’ experience to work for you! To learn more about what is EDI and how it can work for you, request a free consultation today.
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Benefits of Radley EDI
- Flexible deployment options: on-premise, on-demand on any cloud
- EDI Managed Services decrease the need for IT resources.
- iR*EDI Mapper, a web-based EDI translator tool. Built-in reusable components that simplify the mapping process.
- VAN Services for exchanging EDI documents with your trading partners. Real-time delivery of all your EDI and Non-EDI data.
- Reduce inventories and shrink order fulfillment cycle times with supplier online collaboration.
- Integration between EDI and your ERP or business system. Complete visibility and communication to process and manage your transactions.
- Receive real-time alerts and notifications for communication failures or build errors.
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