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

EDI standardizes the information communicated in business documents - improving document accuracy and enabling the paperless exchange.

EDI eliminates the expenses of paper, printing, and postage, and manual data entry.

EDI expedites your business cycles - enabling you to exchange business documents in minutes instead of the days or weeks of turnaround time via a postal service.

EDI empowers real-time visibility into transaction status: promoting quicker decision-making and enhanced responsiveness to customer demands.

EDI reduces the time it takes your business to exchange invoices, purchase orders, advanced shipping noticies, and any other business documents. This exchange is computer to computer instead of manual!

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.

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.