EDI education

EDI: The connection between companies and systems EDI enables the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents, such as purchase orders, advance ship notices, and invoices, between companies using a standard format, regardless of the kind of computer or software each company is using. EDI “bridges the gap” between companies and systems, and uses standardized business messages to Read More →


The New England Electronic Commerce Users Group (NEECOM) Spring Conference is just 4 weeks away Attention All B2B/EDI, AP, Purchasing, and Supply Chain Professionals. The New England Electronic Commerce Users Group (NEECOM) is thrilled to announce that it is back for an IN PERSON NEECOM Spring Conference this May 18th-19th, 2022 in Westborough MA at the Doubletree Read More →


UN/EDIFACT Data Elements (SARS Explained) Each data segment has a specific position within the sequence of segments in a message. Segments can appear on their own or as part of a group. A data element is the smallest unit of information in a segment. Two or more data elements may be grouped together to form Read More →

EDI standards

UN/EDIFACT Standard: Basis for EDI communication The UN/EDIFACT standard has developed in response to the growing need for a common standard for data transmission using EDI facilities that is platform independent. UN/EDIFACT is defined as the United Nations rules for Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport. They comprise a set of internationally agreed Read More →

EDI operations

How EDI can help in future operations In future supply chains, EDI will be the core document exchange capability to support innovations such as the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI). Future EDI will use: IoT sensors incorporated into a shipment’s packaging and tied to periodic EDI 214 messages to improve package condition visibility Read More →

EDI Features

Essential EDI Features (IBM Guidelines) EDI transactions are essential to B2B processes and continue to be the preferred means to exchange documents and transactions between businesses both small and large. There are five key business benefits that EDI technology delivers through automation and B2B integration: EDI technology saves time and money through automation of a process Read More →

How EDI works

How EDI works: IBM Explained All EDI transactions get defined by EDI message standards. It is vital to have proper governance processes for data quality. When information is missing or in the wrong place, the EDI document might not be processed correctly. Standards are the basis of EDI conversations. Several organizations define the EDI message standards, Read More →


EPCIS (Electronic Product Code Information Services) Consumers and businesses rely on global supply chains to produce a diverse array of high quality, safe goods and services at affordable prices in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Meeting the demands of today’s consumer requires a much finer degree of supply chain visibility than has been typically Read More →

EDI training

Maximise efficiencies and deliver the highest cost savings It is important to determine which areas of a supply chain would benefit most from process automation and EDI. The professional services team can help provide expert and impartial business analysis and recommendations by: Reviewing existing business processes to determine the areas where an EDI implementation can maximise efficiencies and deliver the highest cost savings in your company Recommending specific Read More →

EDI Scheduling

EDI Scheduling: Common Scheduling Pitfalls/Solutions EDI Scheduling plays a major role in EDI implementations, unless an organization is starting jobs using an adhoc method. Very frequently a lot of EDI jobs error out in their first few weeks of production because enough thought does not go into the scheduling process. The consequences of the following pitfalls are Read More →