EDI Purchase Order Number

EDI Purchase Order Number (Reference Number for Union Pacific) EDI Purchase Order Number is the key reference number for Union Pacific. It ties together all EDI communications about a purchase, including payment. It is the Supply Department’s responsibility to furnish the supplier with a purchase order number for EDI all purchases. It is the Supplier’s responsibility to use that number in Read More →

EDI Integration

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

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 →

EDI Communication

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 Data Communication

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

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

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 →