What is an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)?
Computer-to-computer exchange of documents between business partners takes place in a data interchange platform. Business partners agree on which business documents they want to exchange. These may be purchase orders, invoices, consignment notes, inventory reserves, etc. After having completed the required programming tasks and having begun a computer-to-computer document exchange, there is no longer a need to send them manually. The recipient receives the document in a specified location in real-time, i.e., immediately when it has been formed and submitted in the sender’s system.