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.

Frequently Asked Questions

EDI 845 is an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) document known as the Price Authorization Acknowledgment/Status. It is used by suppliers to provide updates on pricing information, authorize pricing changes, or respond to price inquiries from buyers. This document facilitates communication regarding price adjustments, discounts, and promotional pricing.

An EDI 845 document includes details such as the supplier’s and buyer’s identification, product or item identification, current and authorized prices, price changes, effective dates of the new prices, and any conditions or terms associated with the pricing. It may also include information about promotions, discounts, and special pricing agreements.

EDI 845 benefits businesses by providing a standardized and efficient method for communicating pricing information. It helps ensure that both buyers and suppliers are aligned on current prices, reduces manual errors in price updates, and accelerates the pricing approval process. This leads to better inventory management, more accurate pricing in sales transactions, and improved financial planning.

EDI 845 is transmitted between trading partners using standard EDI communication protocols such as AS2, FTP, or VAN (Value Added Network). These protocols ensure the secure and reliable transfer of data, maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of the pricing information exchanged.

EDI 845 is commonly used in industries where pricing accuracy and updates are crucial, such as retail, manufacturing, automotive, and wholesale distribution. These industries benefit from the ability to quickly and accurately communicate price changes, promotions, and discounts, ensuring that all parties have up-to-date pricing information for their transactions.

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