Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)





A Connected Enterprise

The "connected enterprise" is a business organization that experiences reduced costs, improved efficiencies and enhanced customer relationships as a result of effectively leveraging the Internet and private IP networks to exchange business data, securely, reliably, and auditably between internal operations and B2B processes.

Achieving the "connected enterprise" is an evolutionary process necessary to be competitive. By using the Internet to integrate your value chain and share information beyond the edge of the enterprise with global offices, customers, suppliers and other value chain partners, you have the potential to significantly reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and enhance customer relationships.

EDI: Five Main Implementation Processes

① Extracting data from a computer system

② Translating the data into a transmittable format

③ Transmitting the message

④ Translating/interpreting the message at the receiving end

⑤ Downloading the data in the receiving computer application




Strategic Benefits
Faster manufacturing and trading cycle

Ability to adopt new business processes such as Just-in-Time manufacturing techniques

Ability to win new business or retain existing customers

leading to improvements in business efficiency

Ability to respond to highly competitive new market entrants



Internet Power

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Extended Enterprise

Guiding Principles




Operational Benefits
Reduced costs
Improved cash flow
Security and error reduction
Acknowledged receipt

Opportunity Benefits
Enhanced image
Competitive edge
Improved manufacturing, trading and banking relationships