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SAP and 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. EDI for SAP drives optimal business collaboration.

Unlocking the full potential of your SAP ERP system in retail requires a deep understanding of EDI. It is a crucial component for optimal performance.

“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. 

To align with 2020 standards, automating order processing, especially in SAP, is essential. While the 1990s marked EDI's peak success, non-edi processes in SAP are swiftly undergoing automation.

Usage of EDI for SAP Customers

As your SAP-based business expands, implementing a robust EDI system becomes vital. Ensure seamless electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions by configuring your SAP ERP system to receive electronic purchase orders and dispatch accurate advanced shipment notifications, simplifying processes while minimizing error risk.

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