TLA SERIES: WHAT IS EDI?
EDI stands for electronic data interchange. This is a mechanism to provide for electronic submission of transactions for large organizations. So instead of manually creating a purchase order and sending it, you would submit it or receive it via EDI. It's usually used or required by large organizations. So if you're looking to do business with the likes of Toyota or Home Depot or Walmart you will be required to support EDI transactions. The good news is there are a lot of alternatives for how to process and support these transactions and some of them are quite affordable.