EDI: The key to production and automatic ordering in SAP

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. In SAP, EDI exchanges business application documents with an external partner’s system. It is the backbone of the supply chain. Every time you buy something, EDI messages are a big part of supply chain management as they allow businesses to keep up with fluctuating demands and supply.

Understanding EDI is crucial to getting the most out of your ERP system, particularly if you operate in the retail industry.

“EDI offers considerable scope for cost-saving and improving competitiveness. It is a development which no business can afford to ignore.” – The Rt. Hon Lord Young of Graffham, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. September 1988, The EDI Handbook, Mike Grifkins and David Hitchcock. 

Automating order processing is needed to keep up with 2020. The 1990s were the peak of success for EDI and processes that still aren't using it are quickly being automated.

Usage of EDI for SAP Customers

When your business has been growing, it is important to make sure that you have a system in place to manage electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions. Setting up your ERP system to receive electronic purchase orders and send advanced shipment notifications back to your customers will simplify the process and eliminate the risk of errors.

SAP EDI at EDI by Design

EDI by Design provides customer SAP-managed services. We do this with and without SAP middleware, as well as working with van networks.

Building new interfaces is what we do, and we do it without shortcuts. We use your ERP or S/4 application server to provide you with a robust interface that saves you time & money on developer hours and fees.

Optimize your SAP operations with our next generation SAP managed EDI services