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  • Documents which are integrated in product development, during the life cycle of a project are called work products. We shall be talking about Microsoft Visual Source Safe (VSS) as a standard tool for use at ESS.
  • Edi Overview

    1. 1. EDI – An Overview Presenter Name : Prosenjit Das Total Slides : 11 Duration : 2 hours Date : 17 th Sep 2008
    2. 2. <ul><li>What is EDI? </li></ul><ul><li>Concepts & Elements of EDI </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of EDI </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to EDI Standards </li></ul><ul><li>File formats used in EDI </li></ul><ul><li>Inbound and Outbound messages </li></ul>Objectives
    3. 3. <ul><li>EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange </li></ul><ul><li>EDI is transfer of structured data, by agreed message standards, from one computer system to another by electronic means </li></ul><ul><li>The term “Paperless Trading” is often used to describe EDI </li></ul>What is EDI?
    4. 4. <ul><li>EDI is not a technology. It uses the underlying technology of computers, telecommunication networks etc. </li></ul><ul><li>It is as much a business strategy and a business tool as anything else. </li></ul><ul><li>EDI involves five main processes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extracting data from a computer system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translating the data in to a transmittable format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transmitting the message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translating/Interpreting the message at the receiving end </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloading the data in the receiving computer application </li></ul></ul>Concepts & Elements of EDI
    5. 5. <ul><li>A computer system with one or more applications </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications access and communications device </li></ul><ul><li>Value Added Networks (VAN) </li></ul><ul><li>Translation Software </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Trading Partners </li></ul>Concepts & Elements of EDI (cont.)
    6. 6. Benefits of EDI <ul><li>EDI benefits may be quantifiable or strategic </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the quantifiable benefits include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Removal of processing delays from re-keying data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Removal of re-keying errors and time spent in rectification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction in errors made by human interpretation of data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction in paper handling and filing, storage and mailing costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvement in scheduling of shipments and inventory control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handling receipt and arrival acknowledgement of a message </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Benefits of EDI (cont.) <ul><li>Some of the strategic benefits include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved customer relations with increase in quality/speed of service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction in costs and improvement in organization’s competitive edge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthening of trading partner relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved sales forecasting and business planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvement in staff morale </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Introduction to EDI Standards <ul><li>Why Standards? </li></ul><ul><li>First standards were conceived by ANSI in 1979 (X12) </li></ul><ul><li>Since then the EDI standards development process has evolved continuously with the advent of standards like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UN/EDIFACT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>X12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRADACOMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ODETTE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ROSETTANET </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OAGIS and many more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The two widely used standards today are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UN/EDIFACT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>X12 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>File formats used in EDI may be any of these: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delimited (ANSI X12, EDIFACT, TRADACOMS etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Positional (Application Files) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML (Extensible Markup Language) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCPDP (National Council for Prescription Drug Programs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ODBC (Open Data Base Connectivity) </li></ul></ul>File Formats Used in EDI
    10. 10. <ul><li>Inbound messages are those messages that comes in to the system or the organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Outbound messages are those messages that goes out of the system or the organization. </li></ul>Inbound and Outbound Messages
    11. 11. Thank you!

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