EDI 810: Invoice

An EDI 810 invoice is an electronic version of paper invoice that sellers send to buyers to request payment once the goods have shipped or services are provided. Sellers use EDI 810 invoice as document to send to buyers in response to receiving an EDI 850 purchase order.

EDI 810 invoice is one of the most fundamental documents in an automated EDI system. It enables businesses to streamline the supply chain by eliminating the need to receive invoice via fax or email and manually re-key the information into different systems.

Benefits of using EDI 810 invoice:

EDI 810 automation can keep the cost of business as down as a whole because it frees up resources and reduces human errors. The key data elements include:

• Item price
• Purchase order number
• Invoice data
• Product service identifiers such as UPC/EAN/GTIN with their respective quantities
• Invoice number
• Taxes
• Invoice terms
• Vendor number
• Shipping information
• Carrier and service levels
• Charges and/or allowances
• Ship to and remit to locations
• Additional item identifiers such as buyer item number and vendor part number

Other benefits include:

• Greater efficiencies and reduced paperwork for both parties
• Buyers can reconcile against orders/shipments to verify correct invoice amounts
• Faster reconciliation may result in a more timely payment for suppliers
• Reduced administrative time spent manually submitting invoices
• Eliminate data entry errors associated with manual entry for both parties