EDI Billing Processing (Ameritech EDI Process Overview)
EDI Billing (bill payment) is executed when a trading partner electronically authorizes their bank to debit funds from their account by a specified amount, and authorizes Ameritech’s bank to credit Ameritech’s account by that same amount. There are three methods for performing this that employ EDI 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice transactions.
The bill payment process operates slightly differently than Ameritech’s EDI billing process, because it deals with actual payment of funds and requires communication with financial institutions rather than directly with Ameritech. This is the case whether the trading partner currently receives their Ameritech bill in paper form or via EDI. The Ameritech trading partner transmits an EDI 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice to a bank, either the trading partner’s or Ameritech’s. Notification that the transaction was successfully received comes back from the bank, not Ameritech.
To learn more about EDI and become a certified EDI Professional please visit our course schedule page.