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is the structured transmission of data between organizations by electronic means. It is used to transfer electronic documents or business data from one computer system to another (i.e., from one trading partner to another trading partner without human intervention). For example, organizations might replace a bill of lading with an appropriate EDI message. It also refers specifically to a family of standards (e.g., UN/EDIFACT, ANSI X12). A transaction standard consists of uniform formats for business documents that have been adopted for electronic transmission purposes. These standards ensure that all participating trading partners use a common language. Standards also provide security and control as well as other rules and conventions relating to the use of transaction sets.

Benefits of EDI

For your customer:

  • Provides opportunities for administrative cost savings
  • Keeps all vendors on same page for invoicing


  • Reduces input and data entry time.
  • Eliminates data entry errors.
  • Enables electronic billing and remittance.
  • Creates tighter bond in supplier – customer relationship
  • Makes data export easy
  • Avoids manual entry into DSD system
  • Speeds payment process
  • Edges out competitors
  • Avoids going to 3rd party data entry site

The benefits of using EDI are being realized by an increasing number of companies, and many transmit a substantial percentage of their transaction volume via EDI. One of the major goals in creating EDI was to reduce the volume of business paperwork, and many of the clerical tasks involved in processing paper documents. Substantial productivity improvements and/or direct cost savings in company operations have resulted from the use of this technology.

Additional Benefits of EDI

  • Reduction of paperwork
  • One-time data entry
  • Reduced errors, improved error detection
  • On-line data storage
  • Faster management reporting
  • Automatic reconciliation
  • Reduced clerical workload and phone chatter
  • Higher productivity without increasing staff
  • More timely communications
  • Rapid exchange of business data
  • Elimination of mail charges, courier services
  • Improved production cycle
EDI allows you to take standard Route Manager transactions and transform them into EDI formatted files that are accptable by your clients for billing. Here is a list of the features used with EDI:Export and properly format exported Route Manager transaction data Separate formats can be customized for each customer Transmit data in a timely manner using Email, FTP, or HTTP transfer Automated or manual processingEach of these features is described in the manual and will provide a tremendous benefit to your organization. The following list includes EDI formats that we have available. If we do not currently include the format that you require, please contact ARS so that we may add it to the list. The following formats are compatible with the EDI Module in RMAdvanced:
  • 7-11
  • 7-11 with CRV
  • ABW Import Academy
  • ACE Hardware
  • Atlas
  • MX BAT
  • Cust BAT
  • Extra Brand
  • Waterboy
  • Export CVS
  • Default EDI
  • Do-It-Best
  • Falcoe
  • HEB
  • Metro
  • Prescient
  • Sage
  • Wal-Mart
By creating and customizing a series of formatted EDI Output Codes and assigning them to each account, the system will create formatted EDI transaction files and export them into a predefined directory. The files will then be transmitted to your customers via Email, HTTP, or FTP transfer.
There are no special system requirements to use the EDI software. EDI is available in RMAdvanced and RM2000. If you will be transmitting data to your customers electronically, then you will need to have an active Internet connection (in most cases).
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