The EDIFACT ORDERS transaction (also known as an ANSI X12 EDI 850 Purchase Order) is sent from the buyer, retailer, grocer, manufacturer or trading partner to the supplier requesting goods or services.
EDIFACT ORDERS is the EDI standard developed under the United Nations whereas ANSI X12 EDI 850 Purchase Orders is the official designation of the U.S. national standards and is the EDI standard in the United States and most of North America. EDIFACT ORDERS is a fundamental EDI transaction used by trading partners that initiates the procurement cycle.
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EDIFACT ORDERS specifications and key data elements include:
- Order number
- Order reference number
- Vendor number
- Billing and ship-to information
- Item details, product/service identifiers, descriptions, quantities and prices
- Shipping instructions and carrier details
EDIFACT ORDERS Process
The EDIFACT 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 order and respond back with the buyer’s required response document.
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Other Common X12 EDI Transactions
- (EDI 810) Invoice
- (EDI 830) Planning Schedule with Release Capability
- (EDI 846) Inventory/Inquiry Advice
- (EDI 855) Purchase Order Acknowledgement
- (EDI 856) Advance Shipment Notice
- (EDI 860) Purchase Order Change Request – Buyer Initiated
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