Understanding EDIFACT: Trade Globally with Orderful's Modern EDI Solution

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What is EDIFACT and Why Does it Matter?

At Orderful our mission is to be the fastest EDI solution available, allowing our customers to go live with trading partners in days not months. With the inclusion of X12 and EDIFACT, we're delivering on this mission. But what exactly is EDIFACT, and why is this such a big deal?

EDIFACT, short for Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Transport, is an international standard for EDI. It's widely used across various industries and regions to facilitate the seamless exchange of business documents, such as purchase orders, invoices, and shipping notifications. By incorporating EDIFACT support into our offerings, Orderful is expanding its reach and helping businesses tap into a global network of partners who rely on this standardized format.

Fastest Onboarding in the Industry

With Orderful, businesses are onboarding and going live with new trading partners 10x faster than legacy EDI solutions.  With full support for both X12 and EDIFACT, Orderful customers can use a single EDI solution to trade with their world wide supply chain, simplifying their infrastructure and lowering overall costs.


Orderful's commitment to rapid onboarding means that businesses can quickly transition to EDIFACT without the usual headaches associated with format changes. Whether you are trading X12 or EDIFACT documents, Orderful utilized the same methodology to integrate, test and go live with your trading partners quickly with minimal resources. Just like with X12, the Orderful platform will validate directly against your trading partners EDIFACT requirements, allowing you to quickly understand problems, and resolve them in minutes with the Orderful Rules Engine.

Integrating your EDIFACT Network with Orderful

Implementing a new format like EDIFACT can seem challenging, even for businesses well-versed in tech. But with Orderful, we make it easy. Our Integration Assistance and point-and-click Rules Engine have been designed to simplify the process. Instead of juggling multiple custom integrations for different trading partners, our system consolidates the requirements across all of your partners into a single API call per transaction type. This streamlines your workflow, saving both time and effort. 


Should issues occur or your partner's guidelines change, there's no need to panic. Our Rules Engine makes it easy for non-developers to spot and fix errors in real-time, ensuring uninterrupted operations.

Got the tech chops to build the initial integration? Awesome! Our team will be right beside you, guiding every step. If tech isn't your strong suit, no worries. You can opt for Orderful or one of our trusted partners to handle the integration, manage the onboarding of your partners, and monitor the system. Whichever route you choose, our goal remains the same: to make the entire process as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

Empowering the Future of Global Trade with EDIFACT & X12

With Orderful's EDIFACT and X12 support, businesses can unlock a world of new possibilities. Whether you're looking to expand your global EDI partner network, enhance your supply chain efficiency, or simply stay ahead of the curve in your industry, Orderful’s support for EDIFACT and X12 gives you the tools you need to succeed.

The business world is in a constant state of flux, and the ability to adapt is crucial. Orderful's unwavering dedication to cutting-edge solutions, operational excellence, and client satisfaction is evident when viewed through the lens of our customers' achievements. Their successes underscore the transformative power of our solutions in the realm of global trade. Eager to experience these benefits firsthand? Contact us today to unlock the full potential of your global trade initiatives.


Go live with new trading partners in days, not months. Orderful’s modern EDI platform standardizes integrations and streamlines testing, getting your business connected with partners 10x faster than other solutions.

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