The Benefits of EDI - Commport Communications

60 Benefits of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)

Introduction Electronic Data Interchange has changed the way businesses manage and process their information on a grand scale. EDI solutions save immeasurable amounts of time and lost revenue from clerical errors. Simply put, EDI provides a technical basis for commercial “conversations” between two entities, either internal or external. 60 EDI Benefits 1. Enhanced Efficiency EDI […]

EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgement - Commport Communications

Importance of EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgement

Many may not know how important the EDI 997 functional acknowledgement document is and how important this very small EDI transaction set can be to your EDI operations. The 997 is less than one Kilo character in size, yet the value it provides is massive in the EDI world. Although it is an optional document, […]

How does EDI work? - Commport Communications

How Does EDI Work?

There are three main components to sending EDI documents: Prepare Translate Transmit Step 1: Prepare the documents to be sent EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) requires electronic versions of files. Instead of printing a paper purchase order, you would organize the necessary information to build an EDI document within your system. The sources of the data […]

Types of EDI - Commport Communications

Types of EDI

Introduction There are many types of EDI methods organizations will use to enable EDI across their trading community. Electronic data interchange (EDI) is one of the most common forms of structured electronic exchange of business documents between organizations.  More than 85% of all electronic business transactions take place using EDI. EDI is used in industries […]

What does EDI Stand For? - Commport Communications

What does EDI Stand For?

Introduction EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange which is the exchange of large amounts of information computer-to-computer in a specified format between business partners.  EDI has been in use since the 1960s, however in more recent years EDI came to play a key role in enabling supply chain automation, digital transformation, and B2B business process automation. […]