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 makes up the 850 Purchase Order document?

Elements could include vendor number, item, quantity, price per item, and address information (street, city, state etc.) identical to a paper Purchase Order. 

How is the 850 Purchase Order used?

The 850 Purchase Order is used to place an order for goods and services and is used to communicate to a supplier the specific items, price, and quantities they wish to have delivered.

****After the EDI document has been received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is sent back from the supplier indicating the EDI document was successfully received. They may then send an 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement to the supplier shortly after.