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Electronic data interchange (EDI)

The direct exchange of information electronically, from one firm's computer to another firm's computer in a structured format.

Electronic Data Interchange

A strictly structured form of business-to-business communication. Electronic data interchange involves the transfer of formal documents, such as orders, invoices, and even checks. Companies provide EDI services to more than 80,000 clients, but the system receives significant competition from various services offered over the Internet.

electronic data interchange (EDI)

an interactive COMMUNICATION system which enables two firms to exchange business documents using standard electronic forms and COMPUTERS linked through a service provider e.g. electronic links between suppliers and retailers allowing purchase orders, packing lists, delivery notices, invoices and remittance advices, as well as self-billing by retailers. EDI is often a faster, cheaper and more reliable means of exchanging information than traditional paper-based exchanges. See INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, MASS CUSTOMIZATION.
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The EDI-to-XML translation capabilities provided by XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform supports all ANSI X12 and EDIFACT transaction sets and links to existing EDI Translators from companies such as Peregrine Systems, GE Global Exchange Services, Sterling Commerce, TIE Commerce, and Compaq-DEC/EDI.
As an international company with offices throughout North America, Europe, Australia and now China, B2BGateway can support all recognized international EDI standards and communication protocols that may be required: ANSI X12, EDIFACT, Tradacoms, Eancom, Odette, XML, VAN, FTPs, AS2, etc.
The domestic codes are six digits because they are designed to work with the ANSI X12 format; the global codes are eight digits because they are designed to work with the TWIST BSB format.
WebConnect is compliant with all EDI standards including UN/EDIFACT, Eancom, Tradacoms, ANSI X12, XML etc.
Adding that the nation must first adopt ANSI X12 v.
The key benefit of XML is that it provides a standard, just like ANSI X12 EDI (electronic data interchange) standards did.
ANSI X12 is a primarily North American group that consists of volunteers from many industry sectors working to develop standards for various transactions, including personal, commercial, life and health insurance activities.
STC says it expects the instances of Corba among its customer base to rise gradually, but says it comes across just as many requests to support other 'standard' connections including ANSI X12 and UN/Edifact.
In an EDI environment, ANSI X12 Transaction/Data Set 856 (Ship Notice/Manifest) is used.
The migration to the public ANSI X12 standard first occurred as a result of customer pressure.
With full cooperation of both organizations, an ANSI X12 approved implementation guide was developed and continues to be maintained.