EDI Vendors Onboarding

GSA Global Supply Vendors EDI Onboarding Process

GSA Vendors EDI Onboarding Process is released via an EDI Gateway for Purchase Order (PO) creation and management services. Vendors must follow a standardized onboarding process to set up a connection to the EDI gateway.

The EDI onboarding process starts immediately after a contract is awarded to the vendor. To initiate the onboarding process, GSS Global Supply will provide vendors with an EDI “survey” which is used to determine a vendor’s specific EDI capabilities. A vendor EDI kickoff meeting will be facilitated to exchange connection information and review EDI requirements. The vendor must provide a test catalog which is used to generate test transactions that need to be received, acknowledged and processed by the vendor.

The testing also confirms that GSA Global Supply and vendor EDI systems can communicate with each other using mandated transaction formats. The testing process concludes with GSA Global Supply validating the transactions received from the vendor and providing approval to be a certified GSA Global Supply EDI vendor. Once approved, the vendor can start conducting business with GSA Global Supply using EDI.

To learn more about EDI and become a certified EDI Professional please visit our course schedule page.

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