Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
EDI is a means of electronically transmitting business transactions between trading partners. A standard in several industries, including automotive, retail and supermarket
chains, many large company will only issue purchase orders and accept invoices electronically via EDI. EDI is also the primary means of providing advance ship notices (ASNs)
to large retailers and distributors. Impression Technologies has designed and implemented EDI systems for several different market segments, working with several VANs and
translator packages. We also have experience with related technologies, including online electronic product catalogs and vendor compliance.
In addition, we can assist with EDI-related technologies, such as bar coding (UPC, UCC-128) and data collection systems. In most cases, larger trading partners will require
you to implement a bar-coded shipping label on outbound shipments in order to satisfy their ASN (856) requirements.
We have experience both with native EDI applications, such as GENTRAN: Director PRO, as well as hosted EDI applications, such as Wal-Mart's RetailLink. We can assist with
both ANSI X.12 and EDIFACT standards and VAN connections such as Sterling Commerce and the GM EDS*Elit network. In addition, we can help you work with online product catalogs
like UCCnet, including GXS and QRS.
Market segments we have worked in include retailers (Wal-Mart, JCPenny, Sears, Amazon.com, Federated/Macy's, Kohl's, HSN, QVC, Target.com), drug chains (CVS, Walgreens,
Duane Reade, Kinray, Brooks), healthcare (Allegiance Healthcare, Cardinal Health), supermarkets (Food Lion), automotive (GM, Tier 1 Suppliers) and power tools (Black and
Some of the transaction sets we have implemented include 211 (bill of lading), 810 (invoices), 812 (credit/debit adjustment), 820 (remittance advice), 830 (planning/forecast
schedule), 832 (price/sales catalog), 846 (inventory inquiry advice), 850 (purchase order), 855 (purchase order acknowledgement), 856 (advanced shipment notice, ASN), 860
(purchase order change request), 875 (purchase order), 880 (invoice), 997 (functional acknowledgement) and many others.
Whether you are just starting to implement an EDI solution, looking to meet customer or supplier requirements for a new trading partner, or just need better support for
your existing systems, call 877.295.6205 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.