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What is EDI?

Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, is classified as an electronic communication method that provides standards for exchanging data via any electronic means. Data is transferred from one computer system to another by using a standardized format, without any human...

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Common EDI Documents: 810 Invoice

The 810 Invoice* is used by the supplier to indicate to the buyer the details of the purchase (items, price and quantities delivered). The 810 Invoice will also contain payment details and terms as indicated by the buyer. What makes up the 810 Invoice document?...

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Common EDI Documents: 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice

The 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice** is most often used to indicate one of three things: 1) That payment for an open item is required and settle the account 2) To advise the payee of the details of the payment 3) to advise the payee of any adjustments in the...

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Common EDI Documents: 832 Price/Sales Catalog

The 832 Price/Sales Catalog* is used to provide a trading partner with a report of vendor product data for ordering purposes and maintain an established practice in furnishing trading partners with prices of goods or services in a catalog. What makes up the 832...

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Common EDI Documents: 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice

The 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice** is used by a manufacturer or supplier to notify a trading partner of on-hand inventory that maybe purchased such that a trading partner can take advantage of an opportunity for special buys on overstocked inventories. What makes up...

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Common EDI Documents: 850 Purchase Order

The 850 Purchase Order*** is used by the trading partner to communicate to a supplier the specific items, quantity, and price they want delivered. The 850 Purchase Order will also frequently contain shipping instructions that accompany the purchasing information. What...

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Common EDI Documents: 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement

The 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement*** is used by the supplier to indicate to the buyer that their purchase order will be filled as requested. Specific details such as items, price and quantities delivered will be represented in the document. The buyer then knows...

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Common EDI Documents: 856 Advance Ship Notice/Manifest

The 856 Advance Ship Notice/ Manifest*** is used by the supplier to indicate to the buyer the contents of the shipment it is associated with. Specific details such as order information, physical characteristics and product descriptions, and carrier information will be...

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Common EDI Documents: 940 Warehouse Shipping Order

The 940 Warehouse Shipping Order* is used to advise the warehouse that a shipment is to be made to the designated 'ship to' on behalf of the depositor, and provides detailed information concerning a warehouse shipment. What makes up the 940 Warehouse Shipping Order...

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Common EDI Documents: 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice

The 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice** is used to advise the depositor that a shipment was made, and also contains information that assists in the reconciliation of order quantities with shipment quantities.  What makes up the 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice document?...

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Common EDI Documents: 997 Functional Acknowledgement

The 997 Functional Acknowledgement is used to acknowledge receipt of an EDI document. What makes up the 997 Functional Acknowledgement document? Elements could include Transaction Set Header, Functional Group Response Header, Transaction Set Response Header, Data...

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What is a Value-added Network?

A Value-added network, also known as VAN, is a hosted service offering that acts as an intermediary between business partners sharing standards based or proprietary data via shared business processes. VAN is a private network provider that is hired by a company to...

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“The reason why one man is great and another man is living in mediocrity is simply because one understood the value of time while the other did not.”

― Sunday Adelaja