There are hundreds of different EDI transaction types
The global supply chain depends on electronic data interchange (EDI). More than forty years ago the military came up with an efficient way to transmit data. A few years later, the supply chain picked up on this data trading practice, because at the time it was fast and reliable. Through the decades EDI steadily gained traction and has since been embraced by companies across all industries. Fast forward to 2019, it is the preferred means to exchange documents and is the backbone of business-to-business (B2B) transactions in the supply chain.
There are hundreds of different EDI transaction types and each one has a specific function. A significant number of these transactions are supported in Orderful’s platform. Buyers and suppliers exchange these documents using EDI standards to automate and streamline B2B data trading. While some EDI transaction sets are unique to a particular industry, a number of transactions are used by multiple industries. These transaction sets encompass health care, insurance, transportation, finance, government, supply chain and other industries.