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EDI 855: Purchase Order Acknowledgement

EDI 855 Definition

The EDI 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment document is a standard transaction within the electronic data interchange (EDI) suite, used by suppliers to confirm the receipt and acceptance of a purchase order (PO) sent by a buyer. It may also communicate whether the order can be fulfilled as requested regarding quantities, prices, and delivery schedules. This document serves as a formal response to the EDI 850 Purchase Order, allowing suppliers to accept, reject, or propose changes to the order details.

What is EDI 855 Used for?

Suppliers use the EDI 855 to communicate their ability to meet the terms of the purchase order as specified by the buyer. This acknowledgment can confirm the order as placed, notify the buyer of any discrepancies or inability to fulfill the order as requested, and propose alternatives. The buyer then reviews the EDI 855 to understand the status of their order and make any necessary adjustments or preparations based on the supplier’s response.

Key Elements of EDI 855

An EDI 855 document typically includes key elements to effectively convey the acknowledgment of a purchase order:

Benefits of EDI 855

Utilizing the EDI 855 document offers several advantages:

EDI 855 Document Example

Here’s a simplified example of what an EDI 855 might look like in raw data format:



N1*ST*Supplier Company*92*67890

N1*BT*Buyer Company*92*12345

PO1*1*100*EA*10.00*PE*IN*Widget A*PD*Description of Widget A




Guide to EDI 855 Terms and Elements:

This example is designed to give a basic understanding of how an EDI 855 document might look, including the types of information it conveys. Remember, the actual implementation might vary based on specific business needs and partnerships.

Elevate Your Purchase Order Acknowledgment with Comparatio

Ready to improve your order processing efficiency and accuracy with EDI 855? Contact Comparatio today to discover how our EDI solutions can optimize your purchase order acknowledgments, enhance communication with suppliers, and increase customer satisfaction through timely updates.

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