GS1 EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is the name for GS1 standards for electronic commerce. GS1 EDI enables business partners to exchange electronic business information, such as orders and invoices, in a structured, secure and accurate way.
There are three different GS1 standards for electronic commerce:
- GS1 EANCOM
- GS1 XML
- GS1 UN/CEFACT XML
UN/CEFACT is an international body within the UN that works to simplify international trade with focus on electronic commerce. GS1 EANCOM and GS1 UN/CEFACT XML are applications of UN/CEFACT EDIFACT and XML standards.
Who uses GS1 EDI?
A variety of companies, large and small, in different industries use GS1 EDI for electronic commerce. They operate in, for example, the grocery, foodservice, retail or healthcare. GS1 EDI is also used in transport and logistics where forwarding agents want to keep track of their deliveries and bookings.
GS1 EDI is both fast, secure and environmentally friendly, important success factors in sustainable electronic commerce. Both your customers and suppliers may have requests or even requirements for your company to trade electronically with them, via system-to-system solutions.
The benefits of GS1 EDI
Electronic commerce is very efficient, which leads to significant savings in terms of both time and money. With GS1 EDI, you ensure that your business information is transmitted in a structured and controlled manner to your recipients. It is safe for both you, your customers and business partners.