Asynchronous transmission

Asynchronous transmission method definition Asynchronous transmission is the way of transmission when the data or signals are being transmitted and received not synchronously. Asynchronous transmission uses start and stop bits to signify the beginning and ending bits. The method of transmission is deployed when data is sent as packets and not in a solid stream. Read More →

Response Files

Response Files Operational Procedures Response Files like 999 Functional Acknowledgement file will be generated within one business day. To verify if the file was accepted or rejected at this level, look for the IK5 and AK9 segments. If these two segments are followed by an ‘A’ the file was accepted. If these two segments are followed by an Read More →

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An EDI Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is the beginning of the trifecta of holidays for our family – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. While it is always nice to get out of the regular routine and spend time with family and friends, there are always stresses. For me, it is the unpredictability of the day. I am Read More →

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 →

Testing EDI Transactions

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 →

Web-based EDI

Web-based EDI Application: Solution That Moves Your Business Web-based EDI Application enables business partners to exchange EDI transactions (files) using simple web-forms. Today EDI technology stimulates companies to switch from obsolete EDI application to web-based EDI application. In general, many businesses have alternated to web-based format of files exchange because it offers several vivid advantages Read More →

EDI Flat File

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 →

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Trading Partner Agreement in Electronic Data Interchange Relationship Trading Partner Agreement means an agreement in a form of contract related to the exchange of EDI information in electronic transactions. Trading Partner Agreement may include various terms of EDI exchange, such as duties, responsibilities, liabilities. It is used to provide additional security for each party to Read More →