An Electronic Data Interchange system – or EDI system – enables the secure, automated exchange of electronic documents, such as purchase orders, invoices and delivery notes, between businesses or trading partners, using a standardised format that allows different computer systems to communicate with each other.
Using an EDI system is now the standard way in which most larger organisations trade with their supply chain – and, as a result, suppliers of goods and services are at a real competitive advantage if they have an EDI system to trade electronically with their customers.
TrueCommerce’s comprehensive EDI managed service provides all of the elements required for a complete end-to-end solution to meet the requirements of small, emerging, mid-market and enterprise businesses. Our EDI system includes:
- A web-based EDI tool that translates your documents into the EDI format
- EDI system mapping to synchronise your computer system with your trading partner’s system
- The network that sends and receives electronic documents
- Ongoing EDI system support and maintenance services
The TrueCommerce EDI solution is tailored specifically for your requirements to ensure that you maximise the benefits of EDI.
Benefits of an EDI system
Using an EDI system can transform the fortunes of businesses, large and small. For small firms, an EDI system is an engine for growth, freeing up valuable time for business development and improving cash flow. For larger organisations, an EDI system that delivers a 100% EDI-enabled supply chain produces significant economies of scale and business efficiencies.