What is EDI

What is EDI

What is EDI?

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. It involves the electronic transfer of documents from one business system to another. 

Examples of major business system transfers include orders and invoices.

EDI Benefits

  • Respond to key customer EDI and supply chain demands
  • Fast and reliable message exchange
  • Reduce manual intervention, paper and data errors
  • Free up accounts and IT resources for value-added activities
  • Better sales reporting, stock control and information sharing
  • Faster order processing and faster payment of invoices
  • Easier to grow EDI connections to enter new markets


Find out more about the benefits of EDI by downloading our Outsourced EDI Guide

Related FAQs

Yes. It removes the need for in-house systems, hardware and network infrastructure. It removes operating costs and frees up resources. The potential costs of problems with unsupported legacy systems are no longer an issue
Our service integrates seamlessly with all ERP and back office applications, but there’s no requirement to have one. It’s a cloud hosted, secure and fully supported service.
Yes. It’s a secure way to guarantee trading relationships and meet customer demands quicker. We fully manage the EDI service so you and your partners benefit from industry best-practice and proven expertise.