What is an EDI 824?
An EDI 824 is an electronic document that trading partners use to inform a trading partner if a transaction is accepted or rejected due to errors. It is very similar to a paper Application Advice document. You can use an EDI 824 to communicate electronically with trading partner’s transaction information such as:
- Acceptance with changes
EDI 824 Format
EDI 824s enable businesses to streamline the supply chain by eliminating the need to receive application advice via fax or email and manually re-key the information into different systems. The automation also keeps the cost of business down as a whole because it frees up resources and reduces human error.
How do I send/receive an EDI 824?
It is fairly easy for a system to send/receive EDI 824s. For the most part, the transmitting is done through the Internet or Value Added Network (VAN). To keep EDI costs affordable, today most EDI transmission is done through the internet using AS2 or secure FTP, eliminating the need for an expensive VAN. The file is kept secure using encryption to keep the data safe.
Translating the EDI 824
Once an EDI 824 document has been received, it must be translated into a functional format for your system. Many organizations have their own standard set of definitions for EDI 824s and companies use a platform like logicbroker to configure and translate these different documents. Once the EDI 824 is translated, the order information can be synced to your internal system of record such as an ERP – eliminating the need for manual data entry. Once the information exists in your systems, you can quickly process the order. Typically, the 824 is used to communicate errors in a previous transaction, allowing the trading partner to fix and resubmit that transaction. The 824 should not be used in situations where a specific response document exists for a given transaction, like an EDI 855 (Purchase Order Acknowledgement) in response to an EDI 850 (Purchase Order).
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