EDI Integration: Software Upgrades, Proprietary Data And Legal Concerns EDI Integration requires regular updates. The Rail Industry Guidelines are updated each year upon publication of the ASC X12 version/release. Trading partners within the rail industry are expected to upgrade to one of the two most current version/releases on a schedule agreed to by the railroads. In most Read More →

EDI Implementation Concerns EDI Implementation is not a simple task, EDI is not technically complex. There are a number of ways to learn about EDI, including: periodicals, commercially available training programs, EDI conferences and trade shows, software and network suppliers, and the experience of companies already participating in EDI. Costs and benefits Hardware costs often are Read More →

Testing EDI Transactions (Union Pacific Trading Partner EDI Program) Testing EDI transactions is initiated by Union Pacific to ensure prompt payments and electronic documents processing with trading partners. Union Pacific is currently active in the following EDI transactions (ASC X12): 850 RIFMAT – Purchase orders 810 RIFMAT – Material invoices 810 RIFDFO – Diesel fuel invoices 997 Read More →

EDI Communication Set Up Basic Steps EDI communication with Union Pacific accepts all types of communications envelopes, although the standard ISA envelope is preferred. Union Pacific will send functional acknowledgments using the communications envelope format utilized by the originating transaction. A functional acknowledgment is an EDI reply to an original EDI message. The acknowledgment indicates that the Read More →

EDI Program (Purchase Orders Union Pacific) EDI program requires inter-departmental coordination and a fresh look at many current business processes. In Union Pacific EDI program there is a wealth of information available: periodicals, commercially available training programs, EDI conferences and trade shows, software and network suppliers, and – perhaps best of all – the sharing Read More →

EDI Data Communication Between Trading Partners EDI Data Communication is released directly (point-to-point between companies) or indirectly via a Value Added Network (VAN). Transentric is able to help establish direct connection to Union Pacific and other trading partners for most EDI transactions. The process improvements that EDI offers are significant and can be dramatic. For example, consider the Read More →

EDI Advantages In Union Pacific Railroad Business Environment EDI advantages show that companies can be more competitive in today’s global business environment. Time Saving Sending an electronic message across the country or around the world requires only seconds or minutes rather than days. Once the message is received, information is available for use immediately without costly and Read More →

EDI Requirements (Hardware and Software) EDI Requirements released by Union Pacific Railroad will be useful for suppliers involved in Electronic Data Interchange. Many business documents can be exchanged using EDI, but the two most common are purchase orders and invoices. At a minimum, EDI replaces the mail preparation and handling associated with traditional business communication. However, the real power Read More →

UCC (Uniform Code Council): Promoting Global Business Standards UCC (stands for Uniform Code Council) is an organization that establishes and promotes multi-industry standards for product identification and related electronic communication including B2B. Until 1972 Uniform Code Council was known as the Uniform Grocery Product Code Council. The goal of UCC is to enhance the global Read More →

EDI Flat File CSV – Nomination Changes (The Williams Companies) EDI Flat File CSV Nomination Changes are represented for The Williams Companies vendors within the bounds of EDI relationship. Flat File CSV (File Contains Column in Header) If customer uses Flat File that has No Route Column (current template): And nominations are in Zone 1 thru Read More →