EDI documents generally contain the same information as those normally contained in a paper document used for the same organizational function. For example, an out-of-stock EDI 940 contract is used by a manufacturer to inform a warehouse that a product must be delivered to a distributor. It usually has a ship-to address, a bill-to address, and a list of product numbers (usually a UPC) and quantities. Another example is the set of messages between sellers and buyers, z.B. Request for submission (RFQ), in response to offer, order, order confirmation, delivery notification, receipt advice, invoice and payment advice. However, EDI is not limited to commercial data, but encompasses all areas such as medicine (for example. B medical records and laboratory results), transportation (. B for example, information on containers and traffic), engineering and construction, etc. In some cases, EDI is used to create a new stream of business information (which was not previously a paper stream). This is the case with the Advanced Shipment Notification (ASN), which should inform the recipient of a shipment, the goods to be received and the packaging of the goods. This is complemented by the use of shipping labels with a GS1-128 barcode that refers to the mailing tracking number.
 In EDI terminology, “detailed” and “from” refer to the transmission orientation of an EDI document in relation to a given system, and not to the direction of goods, money or other things represented by the document. For example, an EDI document that orders a storage location to make an outbound delivery is detailed evidence of the computer storage system. This is an outgoing document concerning the manufacturer or distributor who forwarded the document. With the development of EDI and web technology, new EDI software technologies have emerged to enable direct EDI (point-to-point) between business partners. Modern EDI software can facilitate exchange with any number of file transfer protocols and EDI document standards, reducing costs and barriers to entry. EDI has been in existence at least since the early 1970s and there are many EDI standards (including X12, EDIFACT, ODETTE, etc.), some of which meet the needs of certain sectors or regions.
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