Accession Number:

ADA242959

Title:

Electronic Data Interchange

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

Electronic data interchange EDI is the intercompany, computer-to- computer exchange of business documents in standard formats. The direct benefits of EDI consist in cost savings, operational accuracy, and speedy processing of transactions. This thesis provides guidelines to develop an EDI Electronic Data Interchange system. It discusses the basic concepts, standards, data mapping, hardware and software requirements, and networking requirements. Also discussed are some auditing and security issues in implementing EDI. Electronic Data Interchange EDI is fast becoming the standard way of exchanging business documents, not only in this country but also in the rest of the world. EDI provides a faster, more accurate, less costly method of communication than do traditional methods of business communications such as mail, telephone, and personal delivery. However, EDI is doing more than just changing how businesses communicate it is changing the way businesses operate. Electronic data interchange is changing industry. Trading relationships are changing, management philosophies are changing, and production techniques are changing.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE