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
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.
Exchanging documents electronically improves transaction speed and accuracy, while reducing the amount of money you spend on manual processes.
Reduces time for the purchase to pay process.
Guidance on how to get started using EDI
EDI guidance for advanced users
Beyond the basics: how EDI can drive further impact for your business.