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Electronic business messaging

Making your supply chain transactions more
efficient with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is electronic business messaging – an electronic alternative to paper-based transactions like orders and invoices.

Instead of generating your order or invoice and emailing it – or printing and mailing it – it’s sent automatically.

Because data is fed directly into your business systems, EDI reduces manual errors. It can also save you money and speed up communications, to deliver efficiencies throughout your supply chain.

Our EDI standards provide the common language that makes it possible for different businesses’ systems to communicate with each other.

Why use EDI?

Speed and accuracy

Speed and accuracy

Messages are sent machine-to-machine, which means there’s no manual re-keying of data and errors are reduced.



Improves efficiency in the receiving and inventory management process.

Cost saving

Cost saving

Exchanging documents electronically improves transaction speed and accuracy, while reducing the amount of money you spend on manual processes.

Quicker payments

Quicker payments

Reduces time for the purchase to pay process.

Guidance on how to get started using EDI

EDI guidance for new users

Everything you need to know to get started with EDI.

EDI guidance for advanced users

Beyond the basics: how EDI can drive further impact for your business.

Speed up transactions in your supply chain

With our EDI standard you can share orders, despatch notes and invoices quickly, accurately and cost-effectively.