EDI and Your Insight.com Account

Published 05/13/2019 04:37 PM   |    Updated 05/16/2019 09:05 AM
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a standardized method for exchanging data via any electronic means. By adhering to the same standard, two different companies or organizations — even in two different countries — can electronically exchange documents, such as purchase orders, invoices and shipping notices.

Insight.com supports EDI for transmitting various documents, including:

  • Orders
  • Order acknowledgments
  • Advanced Ship Notices (ASN)
  • Invoices

Frequently asked questions


Q: What are the benefits of using EDI?
A: Electronic data interchange offers numerous advantages, including: 
  • Reduced expenses
  • Speed
  • Elimination of paper documents
  • Automation
  • Accuracy

Q: Do you use API? 
A: Yes. Our EDI offering includes an API interchange. We currently only support order creation and order status with our API. 

Q: Do you allow a direct connection to your database?
A: No, we do not allow connections to our database. 

Q: What’s the difference between B2B and EDI transactions?
A: EDI is based on a one-to-one connection between a buyer and a seller, whereas B2B procurement supports numerous online exchanges like third-party companies, such as the Ariba Network and Perfect Commerce. 

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