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Do You Need the Same EDI Software as Your Trading Partners?

In the world of EDI, there are a variety of systems companies can use to exchange documents with each other. As you set up an EDI system, you might wonder if you need to have the same software as your trading partners to do business with them. The answer to this question is no.

If you’re using a different VAN (Value Added Network) from your trading partner, it’s important to take certain steps. You will need to set up an interconnect between your VAN and your trading partner’s VAN in order to exchange data. To accomplish this, you need to have the right information to provide to your VAN from the trading partner set up. Communicate with your trading partners so you know which VAN they use.

As you navigate the world of EDI, you may need assistance along the way. Since 1991, Data Communication Solutions (DCS) has been providing customers with solid EDI solutions to a wide-range of industries throughout United States and Canada. DCS works with the leading EDI systems to help you overcome your EDI challenges whether classical EDI (X12 or EDIFACT) or standardized XML (GS1 or OAGi). DCS EDI Consultants have successfully installed, mapped, and operated nearly all EDI systems. Our services include EDI development, EDI Managed Services, Support, and Training. Contact us today!