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What is EDI?

Electronic Data Interchange is the exchange of business documents, such as purchase orders and invoices, between business partners in a common format directly from one computer to another.

Who uses EDI?

EDI is used in nearly all of the major industries – such as automotive, aerospace, retail, finance and CPG sectors. EDI is regarded as the standard for the electronic exchange of documents from one company to another.

Why does my EDI Service Provider Charge by the Kilobyte?

Back in the old days data transfer was expensive. Most networks were private and required dedicated, managed connections.   Now we can watch a movie on YouTube for free. Just think of the truckload of data required to stream a movie over the internet. YouTube would not be here if they charged by the Kilobyte. The internet has provided a means of transferring data for significantly less dollars. Many EDI Providers simply have not changed their pricing model. They are still stuck in the 70s and 80s.   Interlink Commerce will never charge by the Kilo-byte. Our pricing model is based on the number of Trading Partners we manage for you. This is the fair approach and more accurately represents the service value.

How long will it take to change EDI Service Providers?

This dependins on your customer and level of integration you require.  If you are simply changing over and using our intuitive portal the process can be completed in a matter of hours.

Does Interlink Commerce offer Integration with my Accounting System?

Interlink Commerce offers a full service managed EDI Solution that will integrate with your accounting system.    Interlink has developed proprietary XML integration that will work with almost all ERP systems.

Are there addtional fees that I should be aware of?

There are no hidden fees!

Is your network reliable?

Great question! Our network leverages one of the most advanced network architectures on this planet.    We are truly in the clouds, using Microsoft Azure – which is geo-replicated on the East and West coast.   Our fail-over server is hosted and synchronized to Amazon’s AWS.