What is EDI?
EDI ( Electronic data interchange) is the exchange of data or business documents, such as purchase orders and invoices between two or more businesses using a standardized electronic format. Without EDI the exchanging of documents is done manually as seen in the illustration below.
What information is communicated through EDI?
• Purchase Order Acknowledgement
• Purchase orders
• Advance ship notice
Benefits of EDI?
• Eliminates order entry for both customer service & distributor
• Less human error
• Faster order acknowledgment response
• Use of one system
Our EDI is compatible with any and all systems What EDI systems do our distributors use?
• SPS commerce
• Prophet 21
Is there a cost?
• No charge on our end
• Distributor's third party will possibly charge them