What is EDI Compliance?

What is the meaning of EDI compliance?

The ability to electronically exchange business documents like purchase orders, invoices and advanced ship notices that fully meet all of your customers EDI data requirements and business rules means you are EDI compliant. EDI compliance requires that you install and maintain or choose to outsource the following components. Mapping and translation software to interpret EDI documents, testing of maps with each customer for all EDI transaction types, EDI communication capability including software, a value-added Network, usually referred to as a van and AS2 or FTP transmission capability as required by various partners, mail boxing of transactions, computer hardware and peripherals, personnel training on all of these components, security monitoring, backups and redundant power.

As your business grows, you may need software interfaces to integrate EDI transactions with your accounting, back office, warehouse or 3PL systems. Many small businesses do not wanna spend the time and money required to become EDI compliant on their own, instead thousands of small businesses rely on CovalentWorks affordable turnkey solutions. Everything in the previous list that you need to become EDI compliant is included and it is all web-based and is easy to use. Your cost and effort are minimized because CovalentWorks turnkey solution includes all EDI setup, mapping, translation and testing, EDI communication with your partners, access via the web to all of the required capabilities so you do not have to buy or install software or hardware, no new staffing, no lengthy contracts, no annual fees, free EDI training, free upgrades and updates to new EDI versions required by your partners, and optional interfaces can be added at any time to your accounting, back office warehouse or 3PL systems.

CovalentWorks advanced implementation processes have completed more than 5000 EDI projects since 1999. Any EDI trading partner you need can be supported. All you need is an internet connection.
CovalentWorks is trusted by thousands of small businesses and their customers. To find out more about the largest provider specializing in helping small companies do EDI with their large company customers.

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EDI Solution Comparison

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MyB2B

B2BWorks

EDI Van

Web-based portal
Interfaces to other systems Optional
Complete turnkey solution: ✓*
GS1-128 bar code labels Optional
Web-based software
Works with 3PL
Phone and email support
Training
Online help
Transaction mapping
Trading partner testing
EDI VAN, AS/2, FTP

All EDI Solutions Also Include:

Access from Anywhere

Unlimited number of users

No annual fee, no maintenance fee

No fee per EDI customer per month

Month to month agreement, no long-term contract

*IT support required during testing for B2BWorks.

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  • Using a web based EDI program has saved our company time, money and a lot of headaches. Software updates and configurations are no longer a thorn in my side, thank you Covalent Works!

    Cher Gray-AlderferController, Christine Taylor Collection

  • Our switch to Covalent Works was a fantastic move for both us and our customers. Covalent has provided excellent cost effective service, and meets all our EDI needs. Thank you, and we look forward to the same great service for years to come.

    Brian DickeyPresident, Bio Clinical Labs