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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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By offering Edisoft solutions to its customers, QRS becomes a "one-stop shop" for suppliers who require network services and EDI translation software.
It costs nearly $800 in setup fees for Inman's business to add the EDI translation software to its existing computers and connect to a VAN.
WU interconnects with other third-party EDI networks and supports a wide range of EDI translation software packages.
TPCA also outsourced their EDI translation to EasyLink removing the costs of premise-based EDI translation software, lowering resource management costs and allowing them to refocus on their key business.
In-house EDI translation software also can be used to prepare documents for delivery over the TransLink system.
A major supplier to the plumbing industry, undertaking an implementation of a new ERP system, determined they did not have the internal staff required to simultaneously rollout a new ERP system and integrate new EDI translation software and maps.
At Harbinger, Lenahan was responsible for marketing and product management of the company's electronic commerce solutions, including Internet commerce, EDI translation software, application integration tools and business-to- business network services.
EDI Developer Launches Web-Based Version of Its Industry-Leading EDI Translation Software
Sterling Commerce developed COMMERCE:Advantage by combining the best components of COMMERCE:Connexion(TM), the leading financial EDI payments processor, and GENTRAN(R), the leading electronic commerce message management and EDI translation software in the marketplace, to create an unparalleled payment processing platform to help banks provide more and better services to their corporate clients.
Transaction Manager is EDI translation software that is offered as part of TrueCommerce's end-to-end EDI solution, which also includes data mapping and barcode printing software, network services and free support.
Sterling Commerce and Bar Code Solutions will jointly offer an automotive advance ship notice (ASN) solution that pairs Bar Code Solutions' Automotive Release Management System (ARMS) product with Sterling Commerce's GENTRAN:Director PC-based EC message management and EDI translation software, plus related value-added network services.
The preconfigured EDI translation software, Honda specific functionality, telephone support, and premium software update service is available for a single monthly subscription price.