How are EDI documents exchanged? (How Electronic Data Interchange Works)

There are three major steps to ensure the successful exchange of EDI documents.

Prepare the documents

The first step in the EDI process is to collect & organize the information. For example, instead of manually printing out a purchase order, you need to generate an electronic purchase order complete with all the information to eventually build an EDI document.

Translate the documents into EDI Format

The next step is to translate your electronic document into an electronic format. There are many EDI formats used today. The EDI standard & version determines the specific EDI format needed for the translation. You can develop your own in-house translation software for this, or utilize a world-class EDI provider such as Infocon Systems.

Transmit EDI Documents to Trading Partner

Once your EDI documents have been successfully translated, they need to be sent to your trading partner. There are a number of ways to securely achieve. The most common secure internet protocol to connect to your trading partner is called AS2. A second way to connect to a trading partner is VAN (value-added-network). Infocon Systems has experience in successfully implementing hundreds of businesses on EDI with AS2, VAN, and other connection protocols.

Infocon Systems is the industry standard for world-class EDI solutions.

EDI is simple and easy with Infocon Systems

EDI is easy with Infocon Systems. With over 30 years of experience, our EDI solutions have grown into the industry standard.

Our dedicated team of EDI experts know how to deliver world-class, affordable, and reliable EDI solutions - because we’ve done just that for thousands of happy clients. You’re in good hands.

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