It’s an efficient method of trading information between business partners.
Purchase orders, order responses, advanced ship notices, invoices and other business documents can be sent quickly and accurately using EDI.
Delivering and processing a document in minutes, instead of hours or even days, EDI eliminates hardcopy mailing costs and reduces the overhead associated with document processing. And remember, no paper equals no paper costs.
Errors can sneak in anytime a hardcopy or program-based document is retyped or copied, virtually every time it is “touched” by a human being. EDI eliminates errors by being the sole source of information: the data is already in electronic format and can be easily entered into other business applications without being “touched” again.
Have high-speed access to data
Fast and accurate transfer of information enables the reduction of all sorts of business cycle times, from order processing to delivery—and it enables you to make faster and more accurate business decisions.
EDI provides automation of data transfer, reduction of document processing time, elimination of errors, improvement of document consistency and increased speed of data availability.