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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 payment

This document is sent by either the supplier or the buyer.

What makes up the 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice document?

Elements could include Transaction Set Header, Beginning Segment for Payment Order/Remittance Advice, Trace, Currency, Reference Identification, Date/Time Reference, etc.

How is the 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice used?

The 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice is used when an open account needs to be settled, or to advise the payee of details or adjustments in payment.

**After the EDI document has been received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is sent back from the transportation provider indicating the EDI document was successfully received.