What EDI is:
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) makes sharing orders, shipment notices and invoices fast and easy. For this system to work fluidly, a standardized method of communication is essential. The Canadian Book Industry Standards and Communications (CBISAC) Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Standards ensure that store POS/inventory and distribution systems speak the same language.
BookNet Canada maintains the CBISAC EDI Document Specifications for the Canadian book industry. BookNet Canada’s EDI committee meets regularly to define new documents, update existing specifications, and assess the impact of EDI on business processes. If you’re interested in implementing EDI standards, or would like to learn more, please contact us.
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