EDI service bureau: A guide

When you want to outsource your organizations, one of the best options is to use an EDI service bureau. Here is a quick guide to what that option entails:


When you enter into a partnership as a supplier, some of your trading partners will insist on EDI for transactions. An EDI service bureau will translate incoming messages from your trading partner into a format that your business systems understand. The service bureau will translate almost any format and use almost any transmission format.


The service bureau will handle all aspects of the data exchange between you and the trading partner. The biggest service is handling everything on your behalf, which allows you to continue operations as you do today with no interruptions. Also, as your volume grows, the system will automatically scale with your increase in volume.


Regarding value, you only pay for what you use. You save money on the capital expenses and only pay for what you need. Also, you don’t need to hire any additional staff or look for people with expertise in EDI.

Article by Act Data. The bottom line is that using a service bureau is a net benefit to the organization. You don’t need to hire more staff, incur massive upfront costs, change your systems, or deal with the technical details. Just focus on building your business.

Article by Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA. Act Data is one of the leading providers of EDI services. Start your transition with their EDI service bureau.