15 June 2022

What is EDI and how can it help you?

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) enables a business to electronically communicate information that would have traditionally been communicated on paper, such as purchase orders and invoices.

IndiCater’s EDI functionality is built into our software and works seamlessly with all parts of our solution. 

Our clients can place supplier orders and instantly receive order confirmations, often including updates about out-of-stock products from their suppliers. Advance Shipping Notices (ASNs) are received on the day of delivery to confirm what has been dispatched, making the booking-off process simple. The clients then receive their invoices and credit notes.

Invoices and credit notes are matched to the booked-off purchase orders and will be flagged for requiring approval if discrepancies are identified with the option to set different tolerance thresholds per supplier.  

IndiCater’s clients have been benefitting from our EDI solution for over 8 years and new suppliers are integrating with us every month.

Last week IndiCater handled £2.9m in electronic orders from our clients to their suppliers, with EDI orders accounting for approximately 50% of all orders sent. Our solution is flexible enough to work for businesses large and small.

IndiCater is the secure and tested way to connect your business to your suppliers.