What does EDI do?
EDI replaces transactions and basic communications once done with paper or fax—remember those?—with electronic transmission.
There are all kinds of EDI documents—some retailers will use a lot of them, others will rely on just a few. But the process typically begins when the buyer at a retailer creates a purchase order digitally using a document called the EDI 850 (EDI 875 in the Grocery category). This starts the exchange of EDI documents that provide information including order acknowledgements, shipping details, invoicing, and more.
Cost-effective cloud-based EDI software solutions allow companies of all sizes to meet the EDI requirements of their trading partners, without making a major investment in costly hardware or additional personnel.