EDI Compliance

Becoming EDI Compliant

EDI compliance is the ability to send and receive EDI documents in the way that your trading partner requires. Each document must be exchanged with each partner in exactly the format they specify and following all of their business data rules. Most partners will have an implementation guide or kit that explains their specific EDI requirements.

Maps are required to translate the EDI documents from the trading partner’s format into the format that is useable by the receiving party. EDI compliance must be tested and approved by each trading partner to ensure their requirements are met.

CovalentWorks' EDI service handles everything - all of the mapping, translation, communication and testing requirements for our clients. CovalentWorks' solution will quickly make you EDI compliant with your business partners.

Trading Partner Compliancy

Most trading partners will have a vendor application form to be completed that asks for information such as the suppliers' EDI ID, qualifier, VAN, EDI versions supported, document types supported etc. Contact us if you would like assistance with these forms.

Designed for the ease-of-use requirements of small businesses, your EDI service from CovalentWorks is delivered via the Internet. See industry leading results that clients experience when working with CovalentWorks.

You access our web-based EDI application. Our system and our personnel take care of the work that has to happen in order for you to be EDI compliant. Here is a summary of the major components we take care of for you:

  • Set up and testing with your EDI customers
  • Mapping and translation of EDI documents into a user friendly format
  • Upgrades to maps as EDI trading partner requirements change
  • EDI VAN service that provides transportation of EDI transactions to and from your trading partners
  • Training and support for all of your users
  • A CovalentWorks Client Service Manager assigned to your company to ensure your success

Buying all of these components separately is time consuming, expensive and still requires on-going management. Subscribing to a CovalentWorks solution provides everything you need in one affordable package. You have more time available for growing your business when CovalentWorks takes care of EDI for you.

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EDI Solution Comparison

Comparison Item




Turnkey solution ✓* ×
Web-based software included ×
Web-based portal × ×
Interfaces to other systems Optional ×
IT support included × ×
Transaction mapping ✓** ✓** ×
GS1-128 bar code labels ×
Trading partner testing ×
EDI VAN, AS/2, FTP ✓***
Training ×
Internet access from anywhere
Unlimited number of users
Month to month agreement
Free U.S. based support

*IT support required during testing for B2BWorks.

**MyB2B and B2BWorks include mapping for all transaction types for any partner in the world.

***EDI VAN service is included at no charge with both MyB2B and 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