EDI

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Related to EDIFACT: ANSI X12, TRADACOMS

EDI

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.
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Access numerous data sources including relational databases, XML, Web services, EDI, X12, EDIFACT, IATA, CSV and thousands of other legacy file formats.
The PaperFree EC/EDI tools will allow DISA to extract information related to maintenance requests originating in North America from the EDIFACT database and to send via a DMRDEF message to the UN secretariat in Geneva.
developers of fully integrated, Y2K-compliant EDI/release accounting and shipping control applications for automotive suppliers, announces that General Motors (NYSE: GM) has approved AutoRelease Version 12 for MGO EDIFACT processing.
Despite numerous predictions on the contrary, we have found that EDI usage continues to grow, with ASC X12 and EDIFACT data standards remaining the dominant protocols in the B2B world and EDI-related network traffic volumes increasing globally between 5% and 10% during the last eighteen months.
According to the CALS ISG, ASC X12 is widely implemented throughout the United States and excellent tools and vendor support exist for X12-based systems; while EDIFACT, used widely for international transactions, needs to have more functionality added before it will fully satisfy U.