EDI X12 envelope

EDI X12 Structure: Interchange Control Header (ISA) EDI X12 Structure will be analyzed on the the EDI 850 example document (Purchase Order). This particular EDI file contains two purchase orders from a retailer to a supplier, sent on 11/01/2005. Now you see why EDI transactions are primarily handled by computers. But with a little practice after our webinars you’ll Read More →

EDI Training

EDI Training: Useful And Rational Holiday Present It’s high time to choose presents for the upcoming holidays – you definitely need to pass this again this year, friend. But let’s be frank – need much time to think it through, choose what and where and when. Will they like it..? Maybe, they already have a Read More →

EDI Workforce

EDI Workforce: Personnel And Training Needs Personnel from various company functional areas will one way or another be involved with EDI. For example, the accounts payable manager or clerk should be familiar with EDI operations if EDI invoicing is in place. The procurement manager or the buyer should be well aware of EDI operations if the purchase orders are Read More →

EDI Networking

EDI Networking & Telecommunications, Fail over, Backup & Disaster Recovery In the not-too-distant past, most EDI transmissions were sent via modems and telephone lines. While some EDI is still done this way, for the most part fiber optic cables and high speed internet have replaced the telephone modem as a means of data transmission. Typically an Read More →

EDI Hardware

EDI Hardware And Infrastructure: Operating System & Servers EDI hardware and infrastructure setup can range from a personal computer with internet access to a mainframe supercomputer depending on the processing requirements. It is important that all EDI software components (e.g. not just the translator) follow the same standards of appropriately selecting hardware and infrastructure environments. In extremely sophisticated EDI Read More →

EDI Additional Components

EDI Additional Components:  Communications Tool, Database, Business application,  Integration bridge EDI Additional components like database, business application or integration bridge will typically be sold separately from full packaged software bundles. Below you’ll find a brief description of additional tools used for EDI integration. Communications Tool Most EDI software packages will contain a communications management tool used for sending and receiving Read More →

EDI Software Environment: Translator & Mapper Millions of lines of code have been written for over 30 years to produce EDI related software. It would not be cost effective or efficient to build a home grown EDI translator, mapper or a communications adapter. There are many EDI software vendors available. If a company does not outsource Read More →


XML and EDI Standards Development Process XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language. The roots of XML development date back to 1977. It is a subset of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language). XML was developed for the use on the internet by the governing body of the Web known as W3C. XML is similar to HTML, Read More →

EDI Standards

EDI Standards Bodies – Brief History EDI Standards are 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. EDI standards are built on the concept of making electronic business Read More →