Let's use a practical example of using EDI: An order made in an information system of a customer is automatically transferred into the information system of a supplier.
The example of ordering exactly captures the main idea of EDI. The customer made an order in their information system. The receipt exists in an electronic form. Why not allow suppliers to work directly with this electronic document? If you print the order from your system, send in an envelope, by fax or in a readable form via email, the counterpart has no other option than to manually transcribe it into their system. In case of transfer of an electronic document, however, it is possible to make the receipt of the order automatized.
The aim of EDI is thus gradually replace paper documents with electronic documents and therefore, reduce costs associated with their exchange, and at the same time to enhance the efficiency and quality of realized processes. EDI documents have the same legal standing as ‘paper documents’. EDI can also be used to link various information systems both outside and within a company.
Up to date, many national and industry standards have been defined for EDI communication, such as ODETTE in the car industry or SWIFT in banking. However, these standards are mutually incompatible and therefore, a single international standard for electronic transfer has been created – UN/ EDIFACT.
The question of security of data transferred via EDI is addressed in a number of ways: by software solutions directly in EDI systems, by using cryptographic techniques (encryption keys, digital signature) for communication between different systems and ultimately also by implementing a digital signature and encryption directly into messages in the EDIFACT format.
More information is available on EDIzone portal, concerned with electronic communication: www.edizone.cz (czech)
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ORION EDI for purchasers (buying role) is a solution of electronic data exchange and paperless communication that is fully focused on the specifics of the retail and wholesale sectors. It allows for a significant streamlining and speeding up of the whole process of buying goods, including management of product (master data) information, ordering, logistics or goods delivery and invoicing.
This solution that is integrated into an information system of a customer is provided in a form of a service. CCV Information Systems thus provide export and import, conversion, electronic signature and archiving of documents such as orders, invoices, delivery notes, price lists, product catalogues, logistics documents and others.
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ORION EDI solution for logistics is a complete specialised solution for comprehensive electronic data interchange (EDI/B2B) between logistics companies and their customers. With this advanced solution, the flow of documents related to logistics and other processes on both sides is realized only in electronic form and immediately without delays.
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Electronic data interchange (EDI) on the side of supplier helps SINTRA (wholesaler) to do business with retail chains using a solution ORION EDI.
|total annual savings||3000 EUR|
|partners involved in EDI||35 %|
Electronic invoicing helps to make the exchange of business documents more effective using the EDI solution ORION EDI (connected to information system SAP)
|return of investment||3 months|
|annual savings||nearly 1 million CZK|
DATART has launched EDI communication in both Czech and Slovak Republic using ORION EDI solution
|financial savings||30 %|
|documment transcription error rate||0 %|
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