What is EDI ?

EDI Stands for Electronic Data Interchange It facilitates the transfer of large amounts of information in a standardized format between business partners.

What is EDI

EDI enables the transfer of transactional documents, such as purchase orders, invoices, and shipping notices, between businesses, suppliers, and customers in a secure and reliable manner.

The adoption of EDI has been driven by the need for businesses to improve supply chain efficiency and reduce costs. EDI automates data exchange, reducing the need for manual intervention and the risk of errors. EDI also improves relationships between trading partners, providing a more efficient and reliable way to exchange information. This leads to increased collaboration, better visibility into the supply chain, and faster response times to changes in demand.

There are many different types of EDI systems available for integration. Here is the list of most popular ones,

Benefits of EDI

Bi- directional format, sending/receiving computer systems communicate, confirm receipts, and report errors.

EDI users conform to a higher security standard than normal internet data transfers.

Eliminates human intervention by reducing manual processes, human intervention needed only when errors arise.

Flexible enough to pertain to multiple to various business models.

Who uses Electronic Data Interchange?


The adoption of EDI has seen rapid growth in the last several years. Sectors such as Manufacturing, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Utility & Construction and Foodservice have fully embraced and encouraged the use of EDI within their own supplier networks.

Supply Chain (Retail, Manufacturing, Automotive)

  • Purchasing
  • Order fulfillment
  • Shipping confirmations
  • International orders
  • Parts order fulfillments


  • Exchanging patient health information
  • Health insurance processing
  • Prescription information exchanges


  • Scheduling shipments
  • Tracking goods


  • Generating invoices
  • Providing audit trails


  • Flight information exchanges
  • Passenger name records (PNRs)
  • International compliance and standardization

Commport EDI Statistics


Commport resolves
of its service cases in less than 24 hrs.
The Commport network boasts
Documents are received by Commport and sent out in
Commport translates/transmits documents for more than
users annually.

Commport EDI Solutions

Integrated EDI Solution

Integrated EDI
Tool that integrates your internal business systems such as accounting and ERP software.

Internet EDI

Internet EDI
Empowers you to begin exchanging EDI with your trading partners today… all you need is an internet connection!

Commport Service Bureau

Commport Service Bureau
Commport is qualified to manage all aspects of your EDI relationships for you (trading partners/retail partners).

Frequently Asked Questions