XML

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 →

846_inventory_report

846 Inventory Advice   The 846 Inventory Advice transaction is used by .COM e-commerce retailers. The success of online retail is dependent on the ability to maintain accurate inventory numbers. The 846 transaction set provides for the communication of a current in-stock quantity for each item/SKU. As sales occur, the quantity ordered of each item/SKU Read More →

SAC Segment Logo EDI 810

Services, Allowances and Charges SAC02 is a code identifying the service, promotion, allowance, or charge.  Use the SAC segment to charge your EDI customer a freight charge. You can also an invoice for an allowance such as a defective allowance. Your customer may also send you the SAC segment on the 850 PO so you Read More →

What Is EDI?

Total Monetary Value Summary for 810 Invoice – TDS The purpose of this post is to decipher the TDS segmenton an 810 Invoice. The purpose of the TDS segment is to specify the total invoice discounts and amounts. This segment is not like other segments which contain dollar ammounts. Before we decipher the TDS segment, Read More →

EDI Payment Terms ITD

Code identifying type of payment terms. The 810 Invoice is the most popular EDI transaction after the 850 Purchase Order. Both of these transactions offer a segment (ITD) which can be used to transmit terms of sale data elements. The ITD01 data element is used to convey the payment terms code. The following four codes Read More →

EDI 856 PO4 Segment

PO4 Segment Explanation The PO4 segment is used in the 850 Purchase Order and the 856 Advanced Ship Notice as a way to explain how to pack the merchandise. PO4 – Item Physical Details PO4 EXPLANATIONS PO401 X PO414 = CASEPACK (Total number of selling units per carton) PO401= The number of INNER PACKS PO414= Read More →