An EDI 832 is a price/sales catalog which replaces a paper catalog and is used to electronically exchange detailed product and price information between a supplier and its trading partners, including retailers and distributors.
This electronic document complies with the ANSI X12 EDI specification.
All EDI documents are securely encrypted in transit, allowing trading partners to send sensitive data such as pricing and contact information safely. Implementing the 832 price/sales catalog offers benefits to both the retailer or distributor (receiver)) and the supplier (sender). Without using an EDI 832, manufacturers would need to update the product and communicate the information manually to their trading community.
Reduced Manual Effort
Improve Cash Flow
Using the EDI 832, manufacturers and suppliers no longer need to use outdated paper catalogs to communicate product pricing and characteristics. An EDI 832 lowers manual labor cost, reduces human error, and streamlines purchasing which benefits consumers with cheaper products that are shipped faster. EDI 832 can also be integrated into the organization’s existing ERP or back-office system to further reduce manual data entry and updates product data in real time.
ANSI ASC X12
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) chartered the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 to develop uniform standards for inter-industry electronic exchange of business transactions, namely electronic data interchange. ASC X12 also contributes to UN/EDIFACT messages that are used widely outside of the United States.
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