Electronic Data Interchange – EDI is the computer-to-computer exchange of business data and documents between companies using standard formats recognized both nationally and internationally and allows for computer transactions that require no human involvement.
History: The common idea behind EDI was initiated by a group of railroad companies in the mid 1960’s, in the United States.
EDI was driven by many industry sectors and simply say its supports almost all industry business.
Advantage: EDI replaces paper transactions with electronic transactions, Saving 50% of time and enabling automatic document processing for getting lowering operating cost. Reducing the human error to increase business accuracy and increase productivity.
EDI integration with SAP : It will gives you the facility to receive purchase orders from your customers and send back invoices. It is easy to install & use.