Various methods may be used to verify the effectiveness of internal controls and EDI
Audit Approaches Work Group: The EDI
Audit Approaches Work Group, which focused on identifying issues involved in auditing electronic records and assessing alternative approaches to auditing such records, has created a report currently in draft form.
The most important thing when considering EDI
is to find out if your customer base requires it," says Paris Inman, who launched Capital Paper Express, a Washington D.
The results of the survey proved to be extremely helpful in determining the level of interest our customers have in EDI
Sears uses at least nine different EDI
transactions, and a number of others are planned, yet most of its suppliers use just one or two transactions, mostly on a stand-alone basis.
In November 1994, the Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA), after discussions with various taxpayer groups, facilitated the formation of a task force of state tax administrators and taxpayer representatives to address the issues posed by the use of EDI
technology and other similar business processes.
Debra Abbott, Director of State and Local Taxes for the Coca-Cola Company, indicated that her company has been involved with EDI
for over five years.
TrueCommerce is a Pittsburgh, PA-based EDI
solutions provider founded in 1995.
The description of the Task Force's mission and objectives, however, includes a footnote defining EDI
as encompassing "electronic recordkeeping and other paperless processes.
Like anyone else, EDI
users need easier entry onto the electronic information highway," he comments.
Significant upgrades to underlying EDI
data storage mechanism
For the EDI
administrator, GENTRAN:Viewpoint provides a tool for the administrator to configure the system to report specific events and enable exception-based management of the EDI