EDI or Electronic Data Interchange facilitates business-to-business communication, especially when there are large chain of supermarkets or hypermarkets (IKA – International Key Accounts) such as: Metro, Selgros, Cora, Auchan, Lidl, Careffour , etc.
EDI replaces traditional methods of data communication between partners by transmitting XML files.
The transmission standard within EDI applies to:
- delivery orders
- invoices / notices
- stock reports
- product catalogs