What is EDI?
EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. It’s a flat file format that B2B trading partners use to send and receive business transactions. Both parties must agree on a transaction set before files are exchanged. Each transaction set corresponds with a number and type of document. For example, 850 is a transaction set for purchase orders, so all files under 850 must be purchase orders and follow standard EDI file formatting.
Most trading partners who exchange EDI files are in specific industries. Commonly, banking and finance organizations, technology businesses, and retail stores exchange EDI-compliant documents. EDI is also useful for healthcare and higher education. With over 300 types of transaction sets, chances are there’s an EDI file format that will meet your requirements.
Why Use GoAnywhere for Your EDI File Translation?
GoAnywhere MFT is a secure managed file transfer solution that helps organizations secure, simplify, and automate their file movement between users, systems, applications, trading partners, and the cloud. With GoAnywhere, organizations that need EDI file translation can easily read, write, map, and move X12 and XML files between databases. Organizations will also automatically be provided a receipt when an EDI file is received with auto generated 997 responses to the ReadX12 task with EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment.
With GoAnywhere’s built-in EDI features, you can customize and centralize your encryption and data translation right in the product. No separate tools are required. This all-in-one approach will help you save the time and costs that are traditionally required to hard-code data maps. GoAnywhere’s other features for encryption, automation, and reporting work alongside EDI file translation to ensure your data is protected and streamlined 100% of the time.
With GoAnywhere’s partner management system, you can filter connections (components, resources, audit logs) coming from a specified location or source. This PartnerInfo function helps to identify all transactions and related activity by individual trading partners.
Traditional EDI tools can be complex and time-consuming to set up and manage. Take care of file transfers and EDI in one easy-to-use solution for better efficiency and less overall cost. Start a free trial and explore the benefits of GoAnywhere for yourself.
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