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:
- Order acknowledgments
- Advanced Ship Notices (ASN)
Frequently asked questions
Q: What are the benefits of using EDI?
A: Electronic data interchange offers numerous advantages, including:
- Reduced expenses
- Elimination of paper documents
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.