What is EDI?
In its simplest form, Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, is the computer-to-computer exchangeof information between trading partners of standard business documents in electronic format. There are two key elements in basic EDI. First, electronic documents replace paper documents. Second, the exchange of documents takes place in a standardised format.
Using these two basic concepts, any business can enter the world of EDI and start taking advantage of the speed and economy of electronic commerce.