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EDI or electronic data interchange technology has come a long way since its beginnings as military logistics technology. New EDI software has been developed to deal with the needs and demands of modern businesses. Since mobile phones have become capable of so many things, mobile-friendly EDI solutions have also been conceived to take advantage of their features.
EDI was developed to make logistics and communication easier. Its ability to record and translate data accurately ensures that business partners always have each other’s transaction information. It reduces human error by automating many data-related processes and gives businesses the information they need to optimize their supply chain activities. Because of modern technology’s advances, you can even access this information on your phone.
Web-based EDI can allow you to access all your essential data and transaction information using a mobile web browser. Though there are apps that have been developed for EDI, many web-based EDI providers allow you to access your data without making the use of an app necessary. Some businesses even use an EDI protocol known as DEX or Direct Exchange to scan barcodes with mobile devices and create electronic invoices using this method. In the future, this technology may develop even further, leading to new possibilities for mobile device integration.
If you’d like to learn more about EDI, how it works, and what you can accomplish with it, contact ACT Data. They can walk you through all the finer points of EDI technology and explain how it can help streamline your operations. ACT Data is a proud partner of world-renowned brands such as Wal-Mart, eBay, and Amazon. Contact them today to find out why they are a leader in the field of EDI.