EDI 845 - Price Authorization Acknowledgement / Status

The EDI 845 - Price Authorization Acknowledgement Status is a type of electronic data interchange transaction set that is used by vendors or manufactures to transmit specific data related to the status of or changes to a contract to retailers and distributors

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What is EDI 845?

A EDI 845 Price Authorization Acknowledgment/Status is a type of electronic data interchange transaction set that transmits specific data dependant to the status of / or changes to outstanding price authorizations. EDI 845 enables a vendor or manufacturer in the transmission of specific data which is related to the status or any kind of changes associated with the authorization of outstanding prices. This document is most commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry but can also be used in any manufacturer-distributor relationship. 

This electronic document complies with the ANSI X12 EDI specification.

Benefits of the EDI 845

All EDI documents are securely encrypted in transit, allowing manufacturers to quickly alert trading partners to relevant contract changes that impact pricing. Sending an EDI 845 via edi eliminates errors from manual entry which can result in pricing discrepancies. Accurate pricing is also key to reducing costly chargebacks and manual reconciliation processes which delay revenue and negatively impact trading partner relationships.

Reduced Manual Effort

Improve Cash Flow

Eliminate Errors

EDI 845 Components / Segments

The 845 document includes: 

  • Vendor number 
  • Vendor contact information 
  • Distributor contact information 
  • Contract information (contract number, eligible party) 
  • Start and Expiry dates of contract 
  • Product identifiers, such as SKUs or UPCs 
  • Updated price information for each product or product set  

EDI 845 Specifications

The EDI 845 X12 Transaction set is used to transmit specific data related to the status of or changes to a contract to retailers and distributors in an industry-standard specified format.


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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