Learn about Common EDI Transactions

EDI transactions are used by business trading partners to exchange documents in a standardized format, allowing for automation and streamlining of purchase orders, invoices, acknowledgements, payments and more. 

Learn about Common EDI Transactions

EDI 850 - Purchase Order

What is an EDI 850 Purchase Order?

EDI 850 Purchase Order is an X12 transaction set that is used when a company must place an order for goods or services. An EDI 850 message provides information such as:

  • Items requested and their prices

  • Quantities ordered

  • Billing and shipping details

  • Shipping instructions

  • Carrier details

How is an EDI 850 Purchase Order used?

To be EDI compliant when sending an EDI 850 - Purchase Order, the shipping trading partner must also include an acknowledging document such as an EDI 810 Invoice, along with an EDI 856 Advanced Shipping Notice. Lastly, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is to be sent to the buyer to indicate successful reception of the EDI 850.

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