Grainger EDI Integration Basic Guidelines
Grainger EDI connecting via an ePro application can greatly reduce the amount of time and resources required to procure products. Grainger has found that managing your spend can help you achieve greater efficiencies throughout your entire procure-to-pay process.
Automating your procurement process can help reduce errors, lower your costs, and provide control and visibility to the products you are buying. Leveraging the Grainger EDI ePro application can also help you reduce paper transactions, control unauthorized spend, expedite the approval process, and reduce delivery and payment cycle times.
By utilizing the Punchout catalog, you can have access to the most up-to-date product and pricing information from Grainger. You will no longer need to call someone to determine your price or find out if an item is in stock. Grainger real-time pricing and product availability features help save you time in the shopping process. In addition, you will have access to a significant amount of technical product information, product images, videos, MSDS sheets, and other great tools to help you find the products you need, when you need them.
Order and Payment Process Automation
- Value Added Network (VAN)
- EDI Transactions – 850, 855, 810, 997
- XML Structured Transactions
- cXML, xCBL
- EDI Transactions
- ERP / Direct Connect
- EDI or XML Transactions
- HTTPS or SFTP with PGP encryption
Optimize operational efficiency
- Purchase Order File Formats
- EDI 850
- XML (cXML, xCBL)
- Flat File
- Acknowledgement File Formats
- EDI 855
- xCBL POR
- Required Information
- PO number & PO Date
- Ship-to address
- Buyer contact info
- Line item detail
- Invoice File Formats
- EDI 810
Here is a list of the standard project types Grainger currently supports:
- Shopping: Punchout Catalogs, Hosted Catalogs
- Invoicing: Electronic Invoice, Electronic Payment – EFT/ACHv
After all testing is complete your project will move to production. Once this occurs, the Grainger eCommerce Solution Manger will work with you to develop a strategy to ensure you are achieving your procurement goals and objectives.
To learn more about EDI and become a certified EDI Professional please visit our course schedule page.