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10 Common EDI Communication Standards

EDI communication standards are the requirements for the format and composition of EDI documents. EDI standards delineate the correct order and location of units of data in each EDI document. 

Types of EDI

Electronic data interchange (EDI) is one of the most common forms of structured electronic exchange of business documents between organizations.

There are many types of EDI methods organizations will use in order to enable EDI across their trading community. More than 85% of all electronic business transactions take place using EDI. 

Commport’s Internet EDI Solution

Offers functionality, automation and control to organizations looking to automate their fulfillment processes and become EDI compliant.

No software to install, no limit to the trading partners or transaction types available, easy access via Internet browser

EDI Myth VS Fact

EDI follows a certain set of standards that allow the senders documents to flow straight through to the intended application on the receivers end. This enables the processing and return documents to be accepted and processed immediately.


Cloud EDI Solutions

Cloud EDI Solutions are the future of B2B communication. They allow businesses to communicate and exchange EDI documents with each other in real time without having to worry about sending documents back and forth manually.

Cloud Based EDI Solution Infographic

History of EDI

The use of EDI begin during world war 2. US Army Master Sargent named Edward Guilbert he is also called as “The father of EDI” designed a standard manifest system that could transmit data by telex, radio-teletype, or telephone

History of EDI - Commport Communications

How The GDSN Works?

The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) is the world’s largest product data network. GDSN makes it possible for any company, in any market, to share high-quality product information seamlessly

How the GDSN Works - Commport Communications

Syncing Your Data

Syncing your data to Commport GDSN Data pool is easy. Follow this six step process. 1. Education, 2. Account Setup, 3. Training, 4. Data Loading Guidance, 5. Data Verification and the last step 6. Project Completion

Syncing-your-data-in-6-steps with Commport Datapool

EDI Conformance Checking Service

Commport's EDI conformance checking service stops bad EDI in the tracks by checking mandatory fields and matching against the necessary EDI requirements.

Commport's EDI Conformance Checking Service

Client Love!

Our monthly costs with Commport are almost half and we expect further overall cost reductions when we begin to use the Commport translation software and migrate away from EDIsoft.

~ Jean-Pierre | President


Thanks for all the hard work made for this project, you made us feel quickly confident with our choice of a EDI provider. It was a pleasure dealing with you and we are confident that future projects with Commport will be as good of an experience as the start was

~ Matthieu | Project Manager


Since moving our business over to Commport from Sterling, we have cut our monthly spend by 55%. Their performance is reliable, and if we need information or hands-on assistance, we get it.

~ Harry | General Manager


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