An EDI 855 is a purchase order acknowledgement (also known as EDIFACT ORDRSP or X12 EDI 855). The EDI 855 purchase order acknowledgement is as the name implies, a confirmation to the buyer the purchase order has been received by the supplier. The EDI 855 also indicates to the retailer/buyer if the supplier acknowledged the purchase order in full or if there are any changes.
EDI 855 Format Example
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EDI 855 document key data elements include: