EDI stands for electronic data interchange. It is a process of exchanging business documents between two organizations in a standard, computer-readable format.
EDI traditionally involved using physical media, such as floppy disks or fax machines, to send and receive documents. However, the advent of the Internet has allowed EDI to become largely electronic, with businesses sending and receiving documents via email or through secure file transfer protocol (FTP) sites.
EDI can be used for various business documents, including purchase orders, invoices, and shipping notices. By using EDI, businesses can save time and money by eliminating the need to re-enter data into their computer systems. In addition, EDI can help reduce errors and improve the accuracy of business transactions.