Over the past couple of years, omnichannel has become quite the buzzword in the retail industry. There are various opinions on the best omnichannel strategies and common mistakes retailers make when implementing omnichannel solutions. However, many retailers can agree that without having the right technology in place, retailers pursuing omnichannel will fail.
What is an EDI 850?
An EDI 850 is an electronic document that trading partners use to order goods or services. It is very similar to a paper Purchase Order (PO) document. You can use an EDI 850 to communicate electronically with trading partner’s order information such as:
What is an EDI 832?
An EDI 832 is a catalog price file and is used to request or provide prices and product information of goods electronically. It replaces a paper catalog and includes:
What is an EDI 846?
An EDI 846 is an electronic version of a paper inventory update. It is used by trading partners to communicate inventory levels and whether there is stock of inventory on hand to be sold electronically. An EDI 846 can be sent multiple times a day or a few times a week to trading partners. Typically an EDI 846 includes:
What is an EDI 855?
An EDI 855 is a Purchase Order Acknowledgement. It is sent after an EDI 850 (Purchase Order) is received to confirm goods are available to be sold. It replaces the need to call, fax, or email trading partners to confirm a purchase order was received and whether it will be fulfilled. An EDI 855 includes the following:
What is an EDI 810?
An EDI 810 is an electronic version of a paper invoice. It is sent in response to receiving an EDI 850 (Purchase Order) as a request for payment of goods or services that have been sold. An EDI 810 includes:
What is an EDI 856?
An EDI 856 is commonly known as an Advance Shipment Notice or ASN. It is used to transmit shipping information for an order electronically with trading partners. An EDI 856 is sent after an order has been picked, packed, and shipped. It usually includes the following:
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