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WHAT IS EDI (ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE)?

 

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange.  It’s the process where orders, invoices, and other business transactions are passed electronically between business systems.  It requires a specialized system that is setup to manage this process, and the expertise to keep it going.  We can provide this service for you.

HOW EDI WORKS

The diagram below illustrates the high level process of trading EDI between your business systems and those of your partners.

How EDI Works|EDI Example

There's a lot going on inside the cloud. In relatively simple terms, the following actions take place:

  1. Crossfire can either pick up files from you (e.g. check your FTP server), or receive files sent to it (e.g. receive email, or receive files sent to our FTP server).
  2. A file may contain one or many EDI messages.  Each message is validated to make sure what you sent is in the correct format.
  3. Each EDI message is mapped/translated to the EDI format that your partner needs to receive.
  4. Each translated message is validated to make sure it is in the correct format for your partner.
  5. Similar to the pick up/receive process, Crossfire can either send files to your partner, or your partner can check Crossfire for files to receive.

The Crossfire team monitors the process to make sure EDI is correctly flowing through each one of these steps.

WHY DO EDI?

Conducting EDI brings many advantages and can take your business to a new level. Some key benefits include:

WHY DO EDI THROUGH CROSSFIRE CLOUD

You may be thinking “Why should I move my EDI to Crossfire Cloud EDI?”. Well, there are many reasons, but the best way to answer this question is to ask yourself if any of the following points are affecting you:

Contact us now if any of these areas are affecting you, and we’ll talk you through how Crossfire Cloud EDI can help your business.

Also: Why choose Crossfire over Biztalk?

COMMON EDI TERMS

If you're new to EDI then you'll find the most common EDI terms here:

 

 

FCTRY

 

"I have definitely noticed and appreciate how diligently the Crossfire team has worked on our project. It feels great."

Jason Feinberg
CEO and Creative Director, FCTRY