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 →

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 →

ANSI encoding

ANSI Format: A “doubled” modification Of Former ASCII ANSI Format was developed by The American National Standards Institute and presents itself as a Microsoft-related standard for character set encoding. Also ANSI Format serves as a modified ASCII (the American Standard Code for Information Interchange) character set. If we compare the ASCII code and the ANSI Read More →

EDI Academy

EDI Academy 2017 Results and 2018 Plans EDI Academy is one of the leading USA companies providing Electronic Data Interchange education in the USA and Canada. The previous year has proved this again – it was quite successful for our team. 24 regular trainings where conducted and our students learned basics of EDI, its role Read More →

Direct Transmission

Direct Transmission Method In Electronic Communication Direct Transmission represents the method of data exchange when information is sent from the sender directly to the receiver. Direct transmission does not require third-party service such as value added networks. Speaking about data transmission we should mention that a communication channel is a pathway over which data can Read More →