My Supplier wants go go EDI, what do i do?

Questions about implementing EDI.

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talie1111
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My Supplier wants go go EDI, what do i do?

Post by talie1111 »

Hello experts,

I'm a manufacturing company in New York State. I have a long-time customer who has announced that they will ONLY accept EDI going forward, I don't know anything about EDI.

For the last 5 years, I've been sending PDF Purchase Orders and its been fine. But now they have said they will not accept that. They will only accept a XML file? I'm not an IT expert, how am I going to do this?

What is an XML file? Is that the same as EDI?

Please shed some light on this, its really frustrating.

Talie.
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Re: My Supplier wants go go EDI, what do i do?

Post by edi4all »

Totally get the EDI and XML mix-up. EDI's just a way to send data like orders electronically, and XML is one kind of EDI format. For your PDFs, you can use ChimpKey to convert them to XML, no need to be an IT pro. It's like a translator for your documents. Another option is Able2Extract, good for various conversions, but ChimpKey is spot on for EDI stuff. Basically, these tools make it way easier to adapt without diving into techy details. Hope that eases the frustration a bit!
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