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Top 3 Common EDI Errors to Avoid During EDI Implementation

Watch this video to understand the common errors that are made in the EDI space you can avoid when implementing your EDI solution. Understand these errors in advance to be aware of what can happen and how to troubleshoot these errors.

  1. Communication Errors

These errors happen when communication protocols being used like AS2 or FTP. AS2 uses HTTP so HTTP 500 error is a common error. You should look up online what a particular HTTP 500 error means when you come across.Is it a firewall issue or a server encountering an unexpected condition that prevented it from completing a certain request? One of the most common communication errors is missing or expired certificates on the AS2

  1. Formatting Errors

These errors occur when moving from one system to the other or switching from one EDI solution to the other and the current file format that is being used is not mirrored in the new system. What that does is certain segments and elements don’t get shown or transferred in the new format which leads to errors. These errors can affect the relationship between you and your trading partner because they would not allow you to go through testing again if you tend to switch software in the middle of implementation. Understand the elements of an EDI document carefully to make it easier for you to translate it into any other format.

  1. Business Processing Errors

Understand the business rules and mandates that are essential for EDI processing given by the trading partners. Wrong or missing trading partner relationship setup is one of the most common one. Although end-to-end EDI testing will help avoid it in advance of getting into production. Anything miscellaneous like discounts, freight charges, loss% need to be accounted for when doing EDI. Ship to codes, item numbers etc. are all to be accounted for and should be matching your trading partners’ info.

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