Enterprise Application Integration – method to integrate heterogeneous applications in a process-oriented manner.


European Article Number – Designation for the global article identification number for the unique product identification of commercial items.


Subset of EDIFACT messages used in the consumer goods industry.


Electronic Data Interchange Corresponds to the term remote data transmission.

EDI Message

An EDI message is a closed volume of data consisting of the payload and metadata. The useful content is used for business transactions. Based on the metadata, further processes can be initiated.


Electronic Data Interchange-Box. An EDI box supports data exchange at point-to-point connections and transmits or receives data using minutes. Most EDI boxes support also networks (mailbox).


Converting structured data to and from another standard structured format.


Software program that is used in the EDI area and converts structured data into a standardized format and vice versa.


Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce And Transport A standard that serves the exchange of business processes, e.g. Inventory data, delivery note data, sales plan, etc. The EDIFACT standard enables worldwide communication.


End-to-End Response – Acknowledgment message about the correct receipt (and, if necessary, processing) of a file from the recipient (end recipient in clearing systems) to the sender of the file.