EDIFACT stands for Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce and Transport. It is a widely accepted international EDI standard used by many organisations.
EDIFACT defines the syntax to structure data for over 200 business documents (like invoices, orders, despatch notes, etc. ) such that they can be exchanged unambiguously between 2 between partners.
In practice, a single organisation would typically handle 2 to 8 business document types.
FTX+PUR+1++THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF EDIFACT FILE.’
Example EDIFACT EDI purchase order
As you can probably guess immediately, EDIFACT needs a bit of practice to be manipulated comfortably. But with the right tools, you can begin to break down the structure of the file and understand that data that is stored.
Babelway provides you with the tools and the support to implement your EDIFACT exchanges with your business partners in a much simpler way.