electronic data interchange

<application, communications>

(EDI) The exchange of standardised document forms between computer systems for business use. EDI is part of electronic commerce.

EDI is most often used between different companies ("trading partners") and uses some variation of the ANSI X12 standard (USA) or EDIFACT (UN sponsored global standard).

[Electronic Commerce Dictionary].

Last updated: 1995-10-06

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