EDI, or Electronic Data Interchange, is a technology that enables the exchange of business documents between companies in a standardized electronic format. This technology has become increasingly popular in recent years as it streamlines business processes and improves efficiency by reducing the need for manual data entry and paper-based communication. With EDI, businesses can exchange data such as purchase orders, invoices, and shipping notifications quickly and easily, resulting in faster transaction times and improved accuracy. EDI can also help reduce costs associated with printing, postage, and storage of paper documents, making it an attractive option for businesses of all sizes.

Document workflow

  1. Your customer sends you a purchase order(850) which is stored in your EDI VAN
  2. The BirdDog EDI Connector downloads this purchase order and writes a sales order into your ERP
  3. You ship, invoice, and post the sales order in your ERP
  4. The BirdDog EDI Connector uploads the shipment, tracking, and invoicing information as an Advanced Ship Notice(856) and Invoice(810) to your EDI VAN

The BirdDog EDI Connector supports multiple EDI providers and can easily add support for new EDI providers with an API.