When you start working with EDI for the first time, it won’t be long before you ask, “Hey, what language is this stuff in?” You’ll be facing numbers and names and you’ll feel, well, a little light on the lingo.
It’s true that EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) has all kinds of unique terms, and it can be more than a little overwhelming at the outset. Just remember that every number also has a name that indicates the purpose of the document.
Let’s break down the forms you will see and handle — in a virtual, electronic way. While every retailer is different and requirements vary, these are the documents that are most common.