EDI System - A Bridge
between Business Partners
is EDI ?
EDI system is the bridge between trading partners.
EDI, or Electronic Data Interchange, provides trading partners
with an efficient business tool for the automatic transmission of commercial data from one
computer system directly to another.
Moreover, companies need not worry about different incompatible
computer systems. Through the use of EDI message standards such as X.12, UN/EDIFACT, or
EANCOM, data may be communicated quickly, efficiently and accurately irrespective of the
users' internal hardware and software equipment.
EDI Network (VAN or IP)
EDI Products and
Our EDI product enables your company to produce your business
document according to EDI standard, and then exchange them with your trading partners
through IP or VAN networks. You can even integrate your own application with your EDI
system to handle large volume of transactions and fully automate your procurement process.
We also provide professional implementation services to make
you and your business EDI ready right away.
of EDI :
The successful implementation of EDI provides major benefits for
a company and its trading partners:
||Significantly reducing the volume of paper to be handled results in
immediate savings in administrative and personnel costs. Staff can be re-deployed to other
more value-added functions within the organisation.
||Large volumes of commercial data can be communicated from one
computer to another in a matter of minutes, enabling faster response and greater customer
||EDI eliminates the inevitable errors resulting from manual data
||Better logistics management and increased productivity
||EDI enables companies to better manage and control production,
purchasing and delivery requirements. EDI is a key component of just-in-time manufacturing
and quick response customer-supplier links, resulting in significant reductions in
|In Summary :
- Enhance communication
- fast and accurate exchange of business information
- Enhance efficiency
- reduce input & output time
- Enhance Corporate Image
- today, capable to do business on the net is only a fundamental ability to involve in
international business. If you cannot use these systems, you're simply out of the business
EDI Systems in
Format & Standards :
ANSI X12 (U.S. EDI standard)
EDI standard by American National
Standards Institute, now commonly used by US traders.
/ EDIFACT (UN & European EDI standard)
United Nations EDI For
Administration, Commerce and Transport, a standard commonly used by European traders.
At UN meeting 1990-03, Working Party 4 agreed on the following
definition of UN/EDIFACT: United Nations rules for Electronic Data Interchange For
Administration, Commerce and Transport. They comprise a set of internationally agreed
standards, directories and guidelines for the electronic interchange of structured data,
and in particular that related to trade in goods and services between independent,
computerized information systems. Recommended within the framework of the United Nations,
the rules are approved and published by UN/ECE in the United Nations Trade Data
Interchange Directory (UNTDID) and are maintained under agreed procedures.
EANCOM (EC implementation of UN/EDIFACT)
EANCOM is a detailed implementation guideline of the UN/EDIFACT
standard messages. UN/EDIFACT messages are often complex and users may easily
misunderstand the principles and original intentions of messages designers.
It is a subset of UN/EDIFACT messages, EANCOM provides clear
definitions and explanations which allow trading partners to exchange commercial documents
in a simple, accurate and cost effective manner.
i-EDI (Web Based EDI Systems)
Provide web interface and data translate service to VPN EDI
networks. Only 3 years history started from 1996. Growing fast.
Internet based, or web based EDI system. Low cost. Easy to
VAN (Valued Added Networks) / VPN
(Virtual Private Networks)
The original EDI systems run on private networks. High set up
fee and running cost. More secure. Complicate to implement. About 175,000 companies in use
Cost Comparation between I-EDI and traditional EDI
Process cost of Handling each purchase order :
||US$50 - 70.00
Related Information :
Web Based EDI Systems
User Group of Data Mapping
Mail List of XML/EDI