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 →

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

GLNs In Product Traceability And Recall Product traceability is essential in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors where product quality may have major implications for patient safety. Companies already have legal and regulatory obligations to be able to trace and recall their products if issues arise. However, tracing is challenging due to the complexity of Read More →

Electronic Data Interchange

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) – What is it? Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of standard electronic business documents, such as purchase orders and invoices, between two organisations. The sending company creates an electronic document and the receiving company processes it – without the need for human intervention. There are two key elements in basic EDI. First, electronic documents replace paperbased ones. Second, the Read More →

EDI worldwide standards

EDI Worldwide Standards List And Description (Part 1) EDI worldwide standards appeared when EDI came onto the scene, and companies have attempted to standardize B2B relationships. As business requirements were quite different and diverse, organizations have optimized messaging formats that resulted in a dozen EDI standards in use. There are formats used across industries to facilitate business communication as well Read More →

EDI Standardization

EDI Standardization: A global solution for successful 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. EDI standardization and particularly standards are built on the Read More →

Barcoding EDI

Barcoding and Global GS1 Standardization World business communications count a hundred thousand different companies and organizations. Doing common worldwide business demands general rules and directives that help many companies reduce inter-industry problems. Global standards provide common language of information exchange, identification and business rules. Due to this, companies can cooperate in some vital points that Read More →

EDI standards

Implementing a Global Location Number: GS1 Recommendations Basic steps to implement the Global Location Number (GLN). The first 5 steps are described in previous post. 5. Assess systems capabilities. Determine where GLN information will be stored in your organisation to ensure it is maintained as accurate and complete. The capability of your information system(s) to contain and Read More →