EDI 824 Application Advice is an EDI document that is sent in response to a previously received EDI transaction. EDI 824 reports the receipt of an EDI document and indicates its status. Application Advice can report various statuses:
– acceptance with change
Normally, trading partners discussed and agree in advance to each one of the above statuses.
To generate an EDI 824 transaction, some verifications must be performed on the received EDI document. For example, the list of items in EDI 856 (ASN) should be the same as in the previously submitted EDI 855 (PO Acknowledgement). If a deviation is found in the EDI document, an EDI 824 message with the appropriate status will be generated.
A company can implement Application Advice EDI 824 in response to any EDI document except if a specific response document already exists in EDI business practice, for example:
– EDI 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment in response to EDI 850 Purchase Order
– EDI 990 Response to a Load Tender in response to EDI 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender
– EDI 754 Routing Instructions in response to EDI 753 Request For Routing Instructions
EDI 824 is designed to promptly inform business partners about the accuracy of the information in the previously submitted EDI documents.
This allows the company to promptly correct mistakes and send the adjusted document to their trading partner. EDI X12 824 is based on a general business practice and can be used in any type of business or industry, by any trading partner to advise, reject or indicate any errors on a previously received EDI document.
By using EDI 824, trading partners can quickly report issues related to incoming EDI documents they received, which helps to improve and speed up the order processing and avoid errors.
Application Advice indicates exactly which elements of the received EDI document contain errors, so the sender can quickly correct the EDI document and resend it. This eliminates the need to spend time identifying inaccuracies and errors in the EDI document. This type of electronic exchange of errors and statuses, improves the process of communication between business partners.
EDI 824 is generated automatically, eliminating manual processing of each rejected document.
Even though both EDI 824 and EDI 997 are acknowledgment messages that are sent as a response to the received EDI message, they are very different EDI messages with different functions.
EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgement simply confirms the delivery of the EDI message and that the syntax of the EDI Transaction Set was correct. Accordingly, the EDI FA 997 informs the sender that the envelope has been received by the recipient, and its structure was validated, and it was accepted (or rejected) by the recipient, obviously without validating the content of the received EDI document.
Unlike EDI 997, the EDI 824 works differently; it is the result of the validation of the content of the received initial EDI document. Application notification parses the content of the message and returns a message with a specific status and indicates errors in the content of the message.
The formal name of this EDI document is X12 824 Application Advice Transaction Set.
EDI 824 Application Advice is supported by the X12F Finance Subcommittee under the X12 Accredited Standards Committee.
In the EDIFACT standard, which is used mainly in Europe, the APERAK – Application Error and Acknowledgement message perform the same function.
ANSI ASC X12 824 Application Advice, can have the following structure:
ISA Interchange Control Header
GS Functional Group Header
ST Transaction Set Header
BGN Beginning Segment
PER Administrative Communications Contact
OTI Original Transaction Identification
REF Reference Identification
DTM Date/Time Reference
AMT Monetary Amount
TED Technical Error Description
SE Transaction Set Trailer
GE Functional Group Trailer
IEA Interchange Control Trailer
To exchange EDI 824 or any other EDI documents, each company can choose the most optimal solution that will be most beneficial for it and meet the business requirements of their trading partners.
As an EDI service provider with over 20 years of experience, we understand that requirements can be different from a company to another. One company may have a huge number of EDI transactions that need to be integrated directly into their ERP or CRM system (for example, Salesforce, Oracle JDE, SAP, etc.)
Another company may only have a few transactions per week, and it is not profitable for them to implement a fully managed EDI solution on their own premises.
Some companies may be leaning towards the “on-premises” EDI solution when they have “internal policies” or they are a large enterprise with their own team of IT experts.
That is why we have developed different types of EDI solutions and support different EDI standards (X12, EDIFACT, RosettaNet, etc.) and can use different communication protocols (like AS2, VAN, FTP / SFTP, HTTP / HTTPS) to meet the need of any company.
EDI2XML web service is a REST API to convert X12 to XML and vice versa. This API web service for EDI exchange is very low cost and meant for companies who got their own technical resources to work with REST API. Thus, this is a self-service solution with no contract, and no commitment, moreover you can be up and running in less than an hour.
EDI2XML Managed Services is our popular EDI service that includes translation and communications services. All EDI file conversions are done on our side, so customers don’t need to install software or hardware on-site. This is a complete turnkey EDI solution.
Moreover, with these fully managed services, all EDI documents can be synchronized with the company’s internal system such as ERP, CRM, eliminating the need for manual data entry and fully automating the EDI process.
We offer EDI services with “on Premises” deployment at the customer servers.
In this case, companies need to have some resources such as proper in-house EDI expertise, expertise to work with XML, necessary IT infrastructure.
We help companies choose the best personalized EDI integration solution for their business. To find out more, contact us for a free consultation with one of our EDI experts.
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