EDI 850 Purchase Order
The EDI 850 transaction is a purchase order (also known as EDIFACT ORDERS). An EDI 850 is an electronic purchase order (like a paper-based PO) that is sent from the buyer, retailer, grocer, manufacturer or trading partner to the supplier requesting goods or services. The EDI 850 purchase order is a fundamental EDI transaction used by trading partners that initiates the procurement cycle.
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EDI 850 specifications and key data elements include:
- Purchase order number
- Purchase order reference number
- Vendor number
- Billing and ship-to information
- Item details, product/service identifiers, descriptions, quantities and prices
- Shipping instructions and carrier details
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Easily become EDI enabled and compliant with all your trading partners via WebEDI. As DataTrans adheres to trading partners’ specifications, users maintain compliance with their entire network. With a seamless sign up link, you will have an analyst working on your behalf, testing directly with your trading partners and setting a go-live date. Attend WebEDI training sessions to anticipate what to expect when you receive your first order.
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- No special software or computer knowledge required. Only access to the internet.
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- DataTrans WebEDI allows users to manage all of their activity and transactions from one simple, easy to use webpage.
EDI 850 Process
The EDI 850 purchase order is generated through the buyer’s business system, the data is translated into an EDI format and the EDI document is then transmitted through the buyer’s preferred communication method to the supplier. A few communication methods can include: AS2, SFTP, VAN, HTTPS.
The supplier will receive the EDI 850 purchase order and respond back with the buyer’s required response document. Usually response documents can include the EDI 855, EDI 856 and/or EDI 810. With DataTrans WebEDI, the supplier will generate the response document that will contain the relevant information. DataTrans intuitive web forms minimize data entry by auto-populating pertinent details from the 850 onto the response document. Once sent, the data will be translated and transmitted back through the buyer’s preferred communication method.
For more information about how EDI works, view our EDI guide.
Common Issues Regarding EDI 850 Purchase Orders
Any inconsistencies with following result in errors and delays between trading partners such as:
- New items not updated within between buyer and supplier.
- New ship-to locations.
- Pricing discrepancies such as buyer list price differs than supplier pricing.
With DataTrans as your partner, maintain 100% EDI compliance with your entire network. DataTrans adheres to trading partners’ EDI 850 specifications as well as all trading partner requirements, mapping and setup. DataTrans all-in-one cloud solution scales with your business growth by integrating with any application.
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