EDI basics

Do You Know Your Customer’s EDI Guidelines?

Photo appears courtesy of Brianna Lehman. As a person who has worked in the EDI area for many years, I have learned that it is not an easy task to always stay current and on top of all of your customer requirements. Not only are your customers always enhancing their…
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How EDI Helped Santa Deliver Presents this Christmas

This past year, for the first time ever, online sales in the U.S. surpassed in-store purchases. An annual survey byanalytics firm comScore and UPS found that U.S. consumers are buying more things online than in stores. The survey, now in its fifth year, polled more than 5,000 consumers who made at…
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Documenting Your EDI Processes

Photo appears courtesy of Nikki Tysoe. EDI Documentation – the one thing we love to hate but MUST do.  How do you run the inbound 850 process once the data is mapped?  What are common issues that prevent 850s from automatically creating orders?  What do you do if an 810 fails? …
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Integrate Your EDI

Picture appears courtesy of Martin Pettitt. At some point, as you continue to sell your product and add trading partners to your existing EDI solution, you may start thinking about integration. There are several reasons why you SHOULD be thinking about this, the first being the amount of data entry…
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EDI 856 Demystified

Most people know that the Advance Ship Notice (ASN), known in EDI language as ANSI X12 856 and in EDIFACT circles as DESADV, is used to communicate details about a shipment to your trading partner.  The ASN typically contains information about the shipment and order details – products shipped with…
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Top 7 EDI Solution Considerations

All too often, organizations choose an EDI solution quickly and based solely on a mandate handed down from their customer.  They may choose whatever solution their customer recommends or find one by doing a quick Google search.  This is not always prudent and can lead to headaches down the road.…
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