How to Implement EDI

By Logicbroker | May 16, 2014

Though EDI has been around since the late 1960s, many businesses choose to implement it today. EDI is praised for its efficiency, speed, and cost-savings and can help businesses to scale their operations. However, many companies struggle with how to implement EDI. The two most popular means of implementation are electing to have an in-house team or utilizing the talents of an outside provider. SMBs would benefit from an outside provider because they could scale their business without increasing their headcount.

Once your agreement has been signed with your provider, the integration implementation process can begin. You must communicate which trading partners you want to integrate with so that your provider can reach out to them to begin the integration process. A typical integration can range from 4-6 weeks depending on communication with the trading partner.

Typical EDI Documents:

  • EDI 850 (Purchase Order)
  • EDI 855 (Purchase Order Acknowledgement)
  • EDI 856 (Advanced Shipment Notice)
  • EDI 810 (Invoice)

Your provider will handle all of the mapping and testing. When your integration is live, you can begin enjoying the benefits brought on with EDI.

By choosing logicbroker as you EDI integration hub, you will receive a cloud-based platform with world-class support. Because it lives in the cloud, there is no need for installation on your server, and logicbroker can be accessed on any device anywhere there is an internet connection. Our client delivery team is onsite and offers around-the-clock support so that you will never be placed in a call queue. With logicbroker, you will have an end-to-end integration which eliminates the need for manual data entry and allows you to scale your business while maintaining the same headcount. As a logicbroker client, you can leverage Logicbroker’s robust portfolio of trading partners for rapid onboarding and receive access to the logicbroker portal. The portal offers a way to view orders, reports, create GS1-128 (UCC-128) barcode labels, and a way for non-EDI compliant partners to place orders. Pricing tiers are offered so that you can find the solution that best fits your individual needs.


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