EDI management: tracking partner relationships and functions EDI management keeps track of the attributes that differ from one trading partner to the next. The following are some examples of EDI management: • Contact information for the business person responsible for EDI. • Contact information for the technical person responsible for EDI. • Data transport method used, Read More →

EDI data translation – interpreting EDI to ensure standards compliance EDI data translation is essential because most of the data is meaningless until it is passed through an EDI translator. EDI data translation is the process of interpreting EDI data to ensure it conforms to the EDI standards (X12 or EDIFACT), as well as performing checks and balances before Read More →

EDI data transport methods (protocols) EDI data transport methods depend on various factors surrounding cost, security and compliancy that will determine which EDI data transport method you should use. If you are the follower in a trading relationship, the EDI data transport method will most often be determined by the driver. Followers have little say in the matter, and Read More →

EDI components description and transport protocols presentation EDI Components: sender and receiver There are many EDI components involved in an EDI relationship between two trading partners. EDI is a batch process in which transactions are grouped together into one or more files and all transmitted at the same time. One trading partner is the sender (outbound) and Read More →

EDI developement and establishment EDI developement started in the 1960s when various forms of electronic file exchange have been in use. In the mid-1980s, what’s now known as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) was first introduced. It formalized the process of exchanging files in a structured, standard format. Over time, EDI developement has evolved to include a broader range of Read More →

EDI Standardization – a global solution for succesfull business operations EDI Standardization is what set EDI apart from other electronic methods of transferring data. Before getting into details about administration of EDI standards such as ANSI ASC X12 or UN/EDIFACT, it is important to understand why standards are used. Companies such as Target and Wal-Mart have Read More →

International EDI Standards ASC X12 and UN/EDIFACT International EDI Standards were developed during the worldwide spread of EDI transactions. Some EDI transaction sets that are still in use today were created in 1975 when the TDCC (Transportation Data Coordinating Committee) gathered representatives from the transportation industry to create a first set of formal EDI transaction standards. These Read More →

EDI mapping practice – critical factor in electronic data interchange process EDI mapping practice is the thing you need when receiving a transaction in EDI or any other format. Even a ‘rip and read’ scenario requires a map to define where to put the data on a piece of paper. EDI mapping is an essential Read More →