EDI


The Language of Big Business

Speak it to play


The Names You Know

When most people think of eCommerce,
these names come to mind:

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However, all these added together plus, all B2B Markeplaces like them
only total 20% of value of eCommerce transactions.

The remaining 80% goes through a method known as EDI.

EDI

A brief Introduction

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange.

Large companies exchange EDI files to buy, sell, bill, ship, and perform other business transactions.

EDI is not easy to use, but big businesses rely upon it. Many businesses cannot trade without it.

Why do they use it?

EDI Benefits

Accuracy

EDI allows information to be exchanged from one computer to another, eliminating data entry mistakes.

Speed

In one minute, EDI systems can place thousands of transactions or more -- limited only by the computer processing speed.

Information

EDI can communicate deep supply chain information: package tracking, inventory status, build schedules & more.

Volume

EDI systems can trade with hundreds, even thousands of partners simultaneously.

Security

EDI uses encrypted data and private networks.

Where is it Used?

EDI is everywhere.

Manufacturing & Selling

Industry, Agriculture, Wholesalers, Warehouses, Retailers

Transport

Surface Transport, Rail Transport, Ocean Transport, Port Authorities, Customs

EDI is used everywhere consistent, accurate, and voluminous data exchange is needed

Government & Education

Tax Returns, Treasury Transfers, Student Applications, Student Loans

Financial

Bank-to-bank Funds Transfers, Loan Applications, Mortgages

Health Care & Insurance

Patient Admitting, Diagnoses, Procedures, Prescriptions