Moving it Forward: I & E Commerce
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), widely adopted in the 1980s, is a method for transferring structured data between different computer systems. Historically, only larger companies used EDI with the same protocols for e-commerce purposes, such as sending orders to warehouses or tracking purchase orders. Due to the Internet and the standardization of electronic communication, many small to mid-size companies can compete on a level playing field for e-commerce. As a result, new industries are using it to gain a competitive advantage in many global markets.
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