electronic data interchange

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electronic data interchange

(application, communications)
(EDI) The exchange of standardised document forms between computer systems for business use. EDI is part of electronic commerce.

EDI is most often used between different companies ("trading partners") and uses some variation of the ANSI X12 standard (USA) or EDIFACT (UN sponsored global standard).

[Electronic Commerce Dictionary].
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Known as the IBM expEDIte family, the offerings include EDI translation software, EDI communications software and services for the IBM Information Network, and custom consulting, education, and turnkey solutions for trading partners from IBM's System Integration Division.
As one of the UK's leading vendors of desktop EDI translation software, Atlas has successfully expanded into the Windows NT and UNIX markets.
1, the latest release of its EDI translation software for UNIX and NT platforms.
SupplyTech's EDI/Electronic Commerce ST-SCMP program features a wide range of products specifically adapted for the automotive markets including: EDI translation software, bar code labeling and scanning software, and mapping software.
Templar software is a layer between the transport agent, such as SMTP and MIME, and the EDI translation software to ensure confidentiality, integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation of both origin and receipt of messages.
Templar software is a layer between the mail agent, such as SMTP/MIME, and the EDI translation software to ensure confidentiality, integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation of both origin and receipt.
2 of their flexible, easy-to-use STX(R) for Windows(R) EDI translation software.
Our EDI translation software products -- EDI/400(TM) and EDI/e(TM) -- continue to be important contributors to the business.
The Templar Certification Program is available to vendors from UNIX, AS/400 and MVS mainframe EDI translation software companies.
Macola Software is offering Sterling's GENTRAN: Director for Windows EDI translation software along with its own EDI solution, providing users with expanded convenience in setting up an enterprise-wide EDI solution.
Also today, Harbinger announced the release of its TrustedLink(TM) Guardian software, designed to allow companies with EDI translation software to send their documents via the Internet as well as their current valued-added networks.
A TrustedLink Guardian user can send a document via the Internet to a trading partner on a VAN, who can receive the document using their existing EDI translation software.