EDI 824 - Application Advice

EDI 824 is sent by a buyer to the supplier to either accept, reject, or request changes to a previous EDI document. It contains information regarding the originating business message including reference numbers, dates, quantities, and applicable costs.

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Benefits of using an EDI 824 Application Advice

There are benefits to both the purchaser and the supplier of implementing the EDI Application Advice. Many of these are dependent on how automated and integrated the transaction is for both parties.
Some of the benefits of the EDIFACT APERAK (also known as x12 824 Application Advice) that can be realized include:


Allow the originator of the transaction set to correct inconsistencies in a timely manner, minimizing the impact on time-sensitive applications


Reduce administrative time by eliminating the need to communicate application errors by phone, fax or mailed paper reports


Eliminate data entry errors associated with manual processes

Key data elements included in the Application Advice document include:


Reference numbers




Technical error descriptions with free-form text-format capability


Trading partner information


Monetary amounts



Common issues regarding EDI 824

If you receive an EDI 824 message indicating rejection of your EDI document, you will need to correct the errors that are referenced in the document. Here are common EDI errors that may be communicated via the EDI Application Advice document.


The PO contains a non-numeric value


Invalid vendor number in REF segment


Invoice number is blank or invalid


Invalid invoice date


Invoice total does not equal the detail total


Invalid currency type for the vendor


Invalid warehouse number


Invalid due date

The EDI Application Advice should not be used in place of a business message designed as a specific response to another business message.

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