Explain EDI and state its benefits.


Electronic data interchange (EDI) is the electronic transfer of a standardized business transaction between a sender and receiver computer over some kind of private network or Value Added Network (VAN). EDI system requires EDI standards, EDI software, EDI networks and trading community.

Benefits of EDI

1. Shorten order processing and delivery time.
2. Considerable cost saving
3. No paper work required
4. Improved cash flow
5. Reduced postage and paper handling costs
6. Eliminates data entry errors. Accuracy of data ensures efficient supply chain.
7. Fast response and real – time claim processing.

8. Increased business efficiency. 

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