Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
By moving from a paper-based exchange of business document to one that is electronic, businesses enjoy major benefits such as reduced cost, increased processing speed, reduced errors and improved relationships with business partners.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents in a standard electronic format between business partners. As a computer-to-computer exchange it replaces postal mail, fax and email.
While email is also an electronic approach, the documents exchanged via email must still be handled by people rather than computers. Having people involved slows down the processing of the documents and also introduces errors. Instead, EDI documents can flow straight through to the appropriate application on the receiver’s computer and processing can begin immediately.
The EDI process looks like this — no paper, no people involved:
Because EDI documents must be processed by computers rather than humans, a standard format must be used so that the computer will be able to read and understand the documents. When two businesses decide to exchange EDI documents, they must agree on the specific EDI standard and a version and Triumph ERP software is right there by your side.
Triumph ERP Software works successfully with many successful Australian companies that benefit from Electronic Data Interchange. EDI documents are in operation in many organisations, just to name a few;
- Spotless Group Holdings
- POS Solutions
Discover how to enjoy major benefits such as reduced cost, increased processing speed, reduced errors and improved relationships with your business partners.