EDI 855 - Purchase Order Acknowledgment

The EDI 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment is sent by the seller to confirm the receipt of a purchase order (EDI 850) from a buyer. Learn about EDI 855's by reading the guide below.

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What is an EDI 855

EDI 855: Purchase Order Acknowledgement (POA)

What is an EDI 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment (POA)?

The EDI 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment signifies to sellers a confirmation of the receipt of a purchase order from the buyer. The EDI 855 transaction essentially eliminates the need to call or fax a confirmation.

How is an EDI 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement (POA) used?

An EDI 855 - Purchase Order Acknowledgement (POA) is generated by the supplier after receiving the 850 Purchase Order from the buyer. After an EDI 866 is received by the buyer, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is then sent back by the buying trading partner to indicate the successful reception of the EDI 855 transaction. 

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