EDI checklist


Check list to start EDI in practice

1. Select an EDI-Provider. Company, which is supporting infrastructure (transmitting channels, storage, applications) and integrates data between various applications.

2. Sign the Service-oriented agreement with EDI-Provider. It is not just buying a piece of software, it is more like buying service, which is constantly supported by the EDI-provider.

3. Make sure you have GLN number. This will easily enable your company to exchange electronic documents cross-borders.

o Bodies that issue GLNs in the Baltic States

GS1 Estonia

GS1 Latvia

GS1 Lithuania

4. Give the contacts of your business software application servicing company to the EDI-provider. Business-software has to have the option to import and export data in and out. Then true EDI is possible.

5. Give the contact details of your business (decision-maker) and IT (technical) personnel to the EDI-provider.

6. Figure out, whether and how you manage your Masterdata. Another words, whether you are changing the product information on an everyday basis.

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Why do you need EDI in a Supply Chain to become ECR?

What is EDI?

EDI benefits and challenges

What types of data can you exchange using EDI?

Business process and message samples

Planning for EDI

Implementing EDI

Check list to start EDI in practice

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