Five top EDI documents to integrate and automate

Electronic data interchange (EDI) isn’t exactly a riveting or “sexy” topic, but what it can do for businesses in the retail and retail supply chain ecosystem is actually pretty exciting. This standardized digital language for business documents empowers companies to...

EDI 832: Price catalogue / sales catalogue (PRICAT) inquiry

Have you ever wondered how retailers get supplier item information to load into their Item Master File or populated to their website, or how they go about managing price or cost changes? For many, it’s an Excel spreadsheet filled with fields and fields of product...

EDI 861: Receiving Advice/Acceptance Certificate

The Receiving Advice/Acceptance Certificate is growing in popularity as more and more retailers rely on their trading partners to help manage inventory. The EDI 861 document is often used in automatic stock-replenishment programs managed by the supplier or vendor. As...

EDI 894: Primer on the Delivery/Return Base Record

There are a variety of ways to get products from a supplier’s warehouse to a retailer’s store. A popular model is to have products delivered to a distribution centre, and then ship the items to individual stores from there. However, when you’re not quite big enough to...

EDI 812: Debit/Credit Adjustment transaction explained

At the risk of sounding like a "pobody's nerfect" t-shirt, things go wrong from time to time. Accidents can and do happen. Processes break when humans enter the equation and something happened to your order between the PO and the moment it arrived at your location....
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