What is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)?

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is the computer-to-computer exchange of business data, such as orders, delivery slips and invoices in a standard electronic format between companies.

EDI replaces the faxing and mailing of paper business documents. The manual exchange of paper business documents introduces errors & slow downs the exchange of the documents.


Document Exchange Without EDI

In contrast - with EDI - documents can easily flow between computer systems. No manual work nor paper is involved. Millions of businesses around the world use EDI!


Document Exchange With EDI

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

Benefits of EDI with Infocon Systems

You don’t have to be an EDI expert to enable automated transaction processing for your business. Infocon Systems delivers a simplified, cloud-based solution with fast implementation times and 24-7 top-tier customer support. We have built a robust EDI infrastructure that provides a user-friendly and easy-to-navigate web interface -- giving you the best ROI for your business!

There are several key benefits delivered through Infocon Systems:

Save Time | EDI enables you to exchange business documents digitally...and FAST. Instead of days or weeks of turnaround time via postal service, your data is delivered in minutes.

Save Money | B2B Integration into any ERP, WMS, or E-commerce platform of your choice saves your business time and money by automating the entire order-to-cash cycle and eliminating manual data entry into multiple systems.

Data Accuracy | Because we comply with EDI standards all trading partners require, your data accuracy will improve dramatically. It’s easy to detect any missing fields, inaccuracies, or mismatches before your documents are sent.

Improve Efficiency | EDI results in better business efficiency and productivity. Instead of deploying resources on manual data entry, your team can now focus on your core business.

Complete Visibility | EDI gives you visibility into transaction status and processing. This results in stronger trading partner relationships, promotes quicker decision making, and enhanced responsiveness to customer demands.

Guaranteed Security | EDI transactions are very secure compared to email or paper communication. Use of the AS2 protocol or VAN connections, combined with Infocon Systems world-class infrastructure and encryption, keeps your data safe.

We make EDI easy

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. And we would be honored to serve you.

Give us a call at 1-888-339-0722 or request a no strings attached quote. We’d love to work with you and learn about your great business.

Which business documents are exchanged with EDI?

The most common business documents exchanged with EDI are Invoices (EDI 810), Purchase orders (EDI 850), and Advanced Shipping Notices (EDI 856). However, many other EDI Documents are used today such as routing instructions (EDI 754), inventory inquiries (EDI 846), and Product Activity Reports (EDI 852). Our experienced team of EDI experts have experience working with ANY document!

What is an EDI standard format?

Since EDI Documents are processed by computers, a standard format must be used to ensure that all computer systems can read, parse and understand the documents.

What EDI standards are used today?

The most common and well-known EDI standards are EDIFACT and ANSI. Additionally, for each standard there are many different versions (such as ANSI 5010 or EDIFACT version D12). When two businesses want to exchange EDI Documents, they must settle on the specific EDI standard and version. Our team has experience with virtually ANY EDI standard and version.

Who exchanges EDI Documents?

The exchange of EDI Documents is usually between two businesses (known as trading or business partners). For example, Walmart may buy goods from Joe’s Best Shoes. Walmart sends purchase orders to Joe’s Best Shoes computer system. Joe's Best Shoes may then send invoices and advanced shipping notices to Walmart's computer system. Walmart and Joe’s Best Shoes are EDI business partners. Our EDI solutions enable you to do business with ANY trading partner!

This sounds awesome. How do I implement EDI for my business?

Give us a call at 1-888-399-0722 or request a quote for an easy EDI setup.