ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE
Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, is the exchange of business information from one computer to another using standardized data formats. It eliminates the need for paper forms through the mail or fax machine and can be integrated with any operating system. EDI is generally independent of a company's computer systems and EDI can take place between companies with completely different hardware and software. EDI has proven to speed up business processes and improve data accuracy.
Without EDI, customers and suppliers spend administrative time sorting, processing and communicating information to complete transactions. Manual process is expensive, slow and can produce errors. Slow information sharing can create longer lead times or produce higher inventory levels and lower turnover. EDI allows both sides to automate transactions, eliminating this manual processing.
What can EDI help with?
- Purchase Order
- Purchase Order Acknowledgement
- Purchase Order Change
- Advanced Ship Notice
- Planning Schedule
- Shipping Schedule
Why should you use EDI?
- Fewer errors and improved quality
- Faster data sharing, transactions and order processing, which will improve your inventory performance
- Increased productivity through reduced administrative tasks for your employees, allowing them to focus on more mission-critical assignments
What standards can we work with?
PEI-Genesis can process EDI according to ANSI X.12, EDIFACT, or any other accepted standard.
What is a VAN (value-added network)?
We have the ability to share EDI messages with you directly, either through a secure FTP or XML, or using a value-added network (VAN). A VAN acts as a post office, receiving transactions and routing to the correct recipient or another VAN. They may also provide other services, such as tracking information.