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EDI 893: Item Information Request

EDI 893 Definition

The EDI 893 transaction set is used by buyers or purchasing entities to request detailed information about items from suppliers or vendors. This document facilitates the exchange of information regarding product specifications, pricing, availability, and other item-related data. The EDI 893 is crucial for ensuring that buyers have access to up-to-date and accurate information to make informed purchasing decisions.

What is EDI 893 Used for?

Buyers use the EDI 893 to solicit detailed information about products from suppliers before making a purchase. This can include requests for product specifications, pricing updates, availability status, and any other relevant data needed to evaluate products. Suppliers respond to these requests with the necessary item information, often using an appropriate EDI transaction set designed for providing product data.

Key Elements of EDI 893

An EDI 893 document typically includes key elements to effectively convey an item information request:

Benefits of EDI 893

Utilizing the EDI 893 document offers several advantages:

EDI 893 Document Example

Here’s a simplified example of what an EDI 893 might look like in raw data format:



N1*BY*Buyer Name*1*456 Buyer Avenue*City*ST*67890

N1*SU*Supplier Name*2*123 Supplier Street*City*ST*12345

LIN*1*UP*0123456789012*PD*Widget A

LIN*2*UP*0234567890123*PD*Widget B



Guide to EDI 893 Terms and Elements:

This example is designed to give a basic understanding of how an EDI 893 document might look, including the types of information it conveys. Remember, the actual implementation might vary based on specific business needs and partnerships.

Optimize Your Item Information Request Fulfillment with Comparatio

Ready to streamline your product data management with EDI 893? Contact Comparatio today to discover how our EDI solutions can enhance your process for fulfilling item information requests, improve data accuracy, and boost operational efficiency.

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