What is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)?
Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, is a technology in which commutation is transmitted between businesses for such reasons as placing orders, shipping notifications, electronic invoicing and other transactions.
In a very simple terms it takes the “human touch” element out of certain business transactions between manufacturer and distribution, and allows computers over a network to communicate to each other
EDI has mapping, which is to say, established secure paths over the network in which companies can communicate. A simple example is EDI communication established between a distributor and a retailer
Benefits of EDI for Wholesale Distributors include:
- Establishes strong communication on transactions between business partners (i.e. Supplier to Distributor, Distributor to Retail Customer, ect.)
- Foster better customer satisfaction
- An increase in business communication speed
- Improves accuracy
- Reduces operational cost
- Keep you competitive
- Improves efficiencies
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