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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Definition:

Is the exchange or accurate transfer of structured electronic data between business systems replacing paper-based documents.

EDI automates paper-based activities and transactions in a company, helping your business save time and eliminate costly errors associated with manual data processing. Eliminating paper-based exchange presents benefits such as enhanced processing speeds, minimal errors, reduced costs, and better business partnerships. Communication moves directly from one computer system to another quickly and efficiently. The companies involved in this strategy are usually trusted trading partners that exchange shipments as part of their supply chain operations in business-to-business channels.

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