EDI 811 - Consolidated Service Invoice Statement

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The EDI 811 document is used in place of the paper invoice or statement for very complex and structured billing applications.

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Benefits of using an 811 Consolidated Service Invoice/Statement

The EDI 811 can contain up to nine hierarchical levels. This allows for more flexibility in the type and organization for billing multiple service providers and accommodating a variety of billing arrangements within one EDI transaction. The EDI 811 can be used in place of the EDI 810 Invoice and is broadly used within the telecommunications industry.

The flexibility of the EDI 811 format provides a variety of levels of account invoice and statement information to accommodate numerous account levels. There are three different EDI 811 formats available for billing separate account levels and levels of billing information:

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Single account billing – One account, one service, one invoice

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Group account billing – Several single accounts consolidated under one master account, all on one invoice

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Consolidated account billing – Single accounts or group billing accounts consolidated under one master account

To accommodate different billing levels and account structures, the EDI 811 transaction supports two different levels of billing:

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EDI 811 Summary bill – Provides customers with a summary of invoice information for high-level invoice processing

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EDI 811 Detailed bill – Provides customers with complete billing information, which enables a detailed analysis of service levels and charges by the customer

Additionally, the EDI Consolidated Service Invoice/Statement may be used as a credit/debit memo to differentiate payable invoice items from informational memo items.

The key data elements included in an EDI Consolidated Service Invoice/Statement:

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Individual or Organizational Name

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Date/Time Reference

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Accounting Detail

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Balance Detail

Common issues regarding EDI 811

Credit/Debit Limitations

This transaction set should not be used as a standalone notification of a credit/debit adjustment.

Complexity

The possibility of billing multiple entities and multiple levels within an organization requires up-to-date mapping updates.

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