Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)

Electronic data interchange (EDI) is the transmission of transactional data between computer systems.

What is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)?

The automated exchange of any predefined and structured data for business among information systems of two or more organisations.

EDI message is an approved, published and maintained formal description of how to structure the data required to perform a specific business function in such a way as to allow for the transfer and handling of this data by electronic means.