What is EDI?

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is the transfer of structured data between computer systems by means of a standard message, transmitted electronically1. Also known as paperless exchange2.

The three main components of EDI are: Data mapping, Network and Support.

Proceso EDI


Data Mapping

Data mapping is a simple but quite critical process, since it involves the transfer of information between an EDI standard and a particular data format that can be processed by an ERP or a particular accounting system.

There are various data standards, such as:

  • ASC X12
  • EDIFACT
  • XML
  • Among others

By means of these standards you can send and receive any type of document, the most used being:

  • Purchase Order
  • Invoices
  • Order Planning
  • Shipping Notice
  • Receiving Advice
  • Among others

Network

Once the trading partners have agreed on the formats they will work with, they need a network that is efficient and at the same time reliable to carry out their operations.

Tredicom offer conectivty through:

  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • FTPS
  • AS2
  • WB - Web Service

Support

Finally, a support system is necessary, both for the data transmission network and for the logic of the transactions, for example, when the information in a message changes and its respective mapping must be refactored.

In TREDICOM we carry out all the necessary processes for you to create your EDI transactions in a reliable and secure way.

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1Russell Allen Stultz, Demystifying EDI: a practical guide to electronic data interchange implementation, transactions, and systems (Plano, Tex: Wordware Pub, 2001)
2Arvind Nagpal y John Pitlak, ALE, EDI & IDoc technologies for SAP, 2nd ed (Roseville, Calif: Prima Tech, 2001)

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