EDI 820 - Payment Order/Remittance Advice


The Payment Order/Remittance Advice is used to communicate remittance information and/or to initiate a payment. Typically it is used by the buyer (payer) to notify the seller (payee) of payment of an invoice or invoices. Often an EDI 820 accompanies the electronic transfer of funds, and may be incorporated into an ACH banking transaction.

The EDI 820 is also called Payment Remittance Advice, x12 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice and EDIFACT REMADV.

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Benefits of using the EDI 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice

Both buyers and sellers benefit from implementing the EDI 820. Benefits include:


Allows the seller to keep track of accounts that need to be settled by buyers


Encrypts the data to ensure security when exchanging information about payments between buyer and seller


Gives suppliers the ability to reconcile which invoices have been paid in full


Informs the buyer and seller of any changes made to payment details and information

Key data elements included in an EDI Payment Order/Remittance Advice


Payment amount


Invoice adjustments


Invoice payment information


Trading partner identification


Banking & account identification

Common issues regarding EDI 820

Most EDI transactions are between two trading partners. However, the 820 Payment Order/ Remittance Advice can be more complicated, because up to four parties may be involved: the payer, the payer’s bank, the payee and the payee’s bank.

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