Check out Electronic Commerce World’s April 2001 piece on how Sears is working with their smaller partners to enable them to communicate with Sears via Electronic Data Internet (EDI). The process is not always painless, but if you think you may have a large partner come knocking on the door and demanding that you start handing transactions with them via EDI – instead of faxes, phone calls and mailed invoices – this article is for you.
EDI enables businesses to seamlessly work together to exchange information – quotes, billing, invoicing and etc.