EDI goes back in time
EDI has been part of history since the early 1960s. This period marked the expansion of international trade, which was accompanied by structural changes in order to meet the ever increasing needs. One organisation in particular was created in this period, the TDCC (Transport Data Co-ordination Committee). This committee is made up of American transport companies that were responsible for developing electronic communication standards. It was at this point that EDI was born. The beginning of the latter was not always so simple since the companies of the past did not enjoy the technologies that we know today. Data exchanges were therefore done on paper causing many incidents such as loss of documents, transcription errors, mixing of information and others. EDI has made it possible to automate all processes.
How does EDI work today?
The difficulties we used to have are now far behind us. Everything has become much simpler. All you have to do is enter each piece of data once into the system, and it can then be shared between different companies electronically. EDI has been recognised by INSEE as the most efficient technique to replace the physical exchange of paper documents.
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EDI looks to the future
For the future transition of the system, there is more and more talk of EDI as-a-service, whose main objective is to bring digital transformations to EDI users in the supply chain as we know it today. This new release will enable service management and enterprise cloud solutions to work together for greater process agility and flexibility.
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