Edi Vs. Xml

Edi Vs. Xml

EDI vs. XMLFirst I want to start by saying XML will NOT replace EDI !!!You don’t have to look at EDI and XML as competitive solutions. They are, in fact, complementary.When using the power and richness of XML to complement EDI, it opens the doors to all suppliers. This opens the option to create any-to-any data document type for all sort of suppliers. E-commerce needs standards and both EDI and XML are international standards which accepted around the world. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) enable companies to exchange electronic documents quickly between their trading partners (i.e. suppliers, customers, vendor and other), without human typing errors. What it means is that a document that previously used to take a few days to send and process on each side, now takes only couple of minutes to send/receive process, and to confirm as well.EDI is a collection of standards, formats and file layout. Currently there are multiple EDI standards around the world:

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