What is an EDI 810?
An EDI 810 is an electronic version of a paper invoice. It is sent in response to receiving an EDI 850 (Purchase Order) as a request for payment of goods or services that have been sold. An EDI 810 includes:
- Payment Terms
- Invoice Details
- Order Information
EDI 810s enable businesses to streamline the supply chain by eliminating the need to receive invoices via fax or email and manually re-key the information into different systems. The automation can keep the cost of business down as a whole because it frees up resources and reduces human error.
How do I send/receive an EDI 810?
It is fairly easy for a system to send/receive EDI 810s. For the most part, the transmitting is done through the Internet or Value Added Network (VAN). To keep EDI costs affordable, today most EDI transmission is done through the internet using AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) or secure FTP (File Transfer Protocol), eliminating the need for an expensive VAN. The file is kept secure using encryption to keep the data safe. The EDI 810 will then be matched up with the ASN and PO to make sure the committed amounts are reflected and billed accurately.
Translating an EDI 810
Once an EDI 810 document has been received, it must be translated into a functional format for your system. Many organizations have their own standard set of definitions for EDI 810s and companies use a platform like logicbroker to configure and translate these different documents. Once the EDI 810 is translated, it can be synced to your internal system of record such as an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) to be processed – eliminating the need for manual data entry. Also, suppliers and retailers find EDI 810s useful because it eliminates the need to send/receive invoices in several different formats such as email, fax or CSV. Typically, an EDI 810 is sent with similar documents such as an EDI 856 (Advance Shipment Notice).