More and more retailers like Amazon, Wayfair, Zappos and others; including traditional brick and mortar stores, are becoming EDI compliant. Partners of ours, B2BGateway are a GS1 accredited, leading global EDI provider. Louisa Gooding from B2BGateway took us through a webinar on 'How to reduce costs by improving supply chain efficiency'.
Firstly, what is EDI?
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the exchange of data, in a standardised format, between trading partners - electronically.
Depending on your trading partners they will require specific documents and communications to complete EDI transactions online. This can get complicated when each of your trading partners requires different documents and adhere to different standardizations.
When you decide to exchange EDI documents, you must agree on a specific EDI standard and version. Businesses typically use an EDI translator – either as in-house software or via an EDI service provider like B2BGateway – to translate the EDI format so the data can be used by your own software systems, making processing documents streamlined and efficient.
- More about EDI and how to improve your supply chain processes
- Where EDI fits into the marketplace and what it means for online retailers
- How to become EDI compliant with Trading Partner requirements
Watch the B2BGateway ‘Learn how to reduce costs by improving supply chain efficiency’ webinar and learn how you can become EDI efficient. Also, check out Louisa's ‘Top 5 Advantages of using EDI’.