EDI Testing and Certification.

Achieve EDI compliance quickly with our proven process.

What is EDI compliance?

“EDI compliance” is a term referring to the ability to send and receive electronic documents in the specific format that your retail partner requires. EDI is an important part of business today, and most retailers require it.

The SPS Commerce Testing & Certification service will prepare you to meet the compliance requirements of your retail customers–whether you’re adding a new EDI trading partner or expanding an existing relationship.

Our process will ensure your company is fully prepared to exchange data with your retail partners.

How does it work?

Using proven integrations battle-tested by thousands of companies, our Testing & Certification service helps you achieve EDI compliance quickly and ensures a successful outcome in production.

1. Your testing project will be assigned to a dedicated, experienced SPS Commerce consultant.

2. Your SPS consultant will guide you through your retailer’s specific requirements and technical specifications.

3. Together, you and your SPS consultant will complete an exchange of test data. Each testing program incorporates a customized data set based on your retailer’s order management model and electronic trading requirements.

4. After your initial test is complete, your consultant will partner with you to ensure success into production when you begin fulfilling orders with your retail customer. At the end of testing, you will be EDI capable and fully prepared to exchange data with the retailer.

Key features of our EDI Testing & Certification service include:


Dedicated consultant.

Access to a dedicated consultant to address your retailer’s business and technical EDI compliance requirements.

End-to-end process.

Robust, end-to-end process that ensures a successful outcome into production.


Content-level testing.

Content-level testing, as well as scenario testing based on order management model.


Connectivity testing.

Connectivity testing via VAN, AS2 or FTP.

Why companies trust the SPS Testing & Certification service:



SPS Commerce is committed to making your trading relationships successful, regardless of the systems you use or how you currently exchange data. With our unique and flexible approach, you can test and certify your own in-house EDI system, or use any third-party EDI service.

Proven process.

The SPS Commerce team implemented more than 4,000 connections for more than 200 retailers in 2014.


Unmatched expertise.

Your dedicated consultant can answer all your questions and provide recommendations for trading data electronically with your retail customer. As the leading retail-focused supply chain management network in the business, we are the trusted authority for thousands of EDI trading partners.

Ready to start your testing project?

Contact us to get started