EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. It is an electronic form of data transfer among computer systems using message standards. EDI solutions can be applied for business processes such as Ordering, invoicing (see also Invoice) or Logistics.
- reduction costs and errors
- handling of data
- quick availability of information
Several EDI standards have been developed in order to be able to transfer information independently from particular systems or software. Commonly known EDI standards are: Odette, VDA, and EDIFACT.
International Trade: An Essential Guide to the Principles and Practices of Export; Jonathan Reuvid, Jim Sherlock, David Sherlock; Kogan Page Publishers, 2011; page 357
The Blackwell encyclopedic dictionary of strategic management; Derek F. Channon; Wiley-Blackwell, 1999; page 99
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