The Language of Big Business

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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.


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


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


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


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


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


EDI uses encrypted data and private networks.

Where is it Used?

EDI is everywhere.

Manufacturing & Selling

Industry, Agriculture, Wholesalers, Warehouses, Retailers


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


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

Health Care & Insurance

Patient Admitting, Diagnoses, Procedures, Prescriptions