What is an EDI 832?
EDI 832, also known as a Price/Sales Catalog, is an EDI transaction set used by manufacturers and suppliers, to ensure their trading partners have the most up-to-date product and pricing details. EDI 832 is usually sent periodically (quarterly, for example), and offers price and product information for an entire catalog of items.
EDI 832 documents follow the x12 format set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a not-for-profit organization that regulates EDI formats in the U.S.
What are the Essential Components of EDI 832?
Much like a paper catalog, EDI 832 needs to include specific details about each product available to trading partners. Key elements of EDI 832 include:
- Catalog number and date of transmission
- Supplier identification and contact information
- Product identifiers, such as SKUs or UPCs
- Item descriptions, including physical details
- Per unit pricing information
- Minimum order quantities
- Available promotions
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How do I Use EDI 832?
Unlike other EDI transaction codes, EDI 832 is usually sent based on a pre-determined schedule or triggered when a price change occurs. Many organizations send out Price Catalogs once per quarter, though some choose to send this document out more frequently.
Just like a paper catalog used by retailers and other buyers, the EDI 832 document includes pricing information, as well as discounts, along with high-level product details. Retailers can use this information to keep up to date on product prices, helping to eliminate surprise and dissatisfaction associated with price changes. Often, customers choose to integrate EDI 832 with their purchasing systems, creating a more accurate view of products during the buying process.
What are the Benefits of EDI 832?
Updating a Price/Sales Catalog manually is extremely time consuming and doing so by hand can lead to errors which can negatively impact partner relationships. By automating EDI 832, suppliers save valuable time, while ensuring product price accuracy. Additionally, because EDI 832 is updated in real-time, the risk of “missing” an update is drastically reduced.
Product catalogs may include important business details, ranging from exclusive discounts to seller and buyer contact information. Using EDI helps protect this information better than paper or emailed versions, via security options like HTTPs protocols, at-rest and in-transit encryption, and user authentication.
EDI Format Example
EDI 832 is processed in a “raw” format, meant to be read by machines. The example below shows the raw EDI data, which is usually translated using integrated EDI software into a usable and human-friendly format. Translated EDI documents may look different depending on a business’s unique needs and systems.
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ISA*00* *00* *12*9622309900 *12*5623452200 *210521*0432*U*00401*035476000*0*P*>~