Abbreviation for 'Electronic Data Interchange', transferring data electronically rather than on paper.
Electronic Data Interchange - long-established mechanism for B2B (business-to-business) e-commerce, traditionally conducted over the Internet or X.25 networks, now extending to other devices such as mobile phones. Specific sector standards in include HL7 (health) and SWIFT (airlines).
Electronic Data Interchange + Electronic Document Interchange [DEC]
(In topic `operations support systems`) EDI (electronic data interchange) is the exchange of information in support of commerce between companies in structured, platform-independent formats defined by standards such as ANSI & ISO. It is one of the predominant technologies currently used for the automated exchange of service orders between CLECs and... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20477
`Electronic Data Interchange” is the use of communication between an entity and customers or suppliers to transact business electronically. Purchase, shipping, billing, cash receipt, and cash disbursements can be completed entirely by exchanging electronic messages. Found on http://www.ais-cpa.com/glosa.html