EDI X12 850 Purchase Order Sample
The following EDI X12 850 format lists the different data elements, segments, and EDI 850 specification:
 ANSI X12 850 Purchase Order Specifications, Medtronic
Note: The example may not show all segments or qualifier combinations.
Workflow for the Exchange of an EDI 850 Purchase Order
An EDI 850 Purchase Order is used to communicate the specific items a buyer wishes to order from a supplier. Upon receiving the purchase order, the supplier will validate the document against the EDI 850 specifications and send an EDI 997 functional acknowledgment. The purpose of a functional acknowledgment is to confirm the receipt of a purchase order.
Documents that are exchanged between trading partners in response to an 850 purchase order include:
Why Use EDI 850?
It provides an alternative to traditional paper-based purchase orders. Electronic documents are easier to store and retrieve – especially when sellers receive multiple orders daily.
Using EDI software, vendors can also automate the purchase process at their end. Once an EDI 850 document is received, the software automatically verifies and translates it. It then updates the order system and notifies the relevant people. This automation allows sellers to fulfill requests quickly and efficiently.
EDI documents are also encrypted, which makes them a secure medium for communication between buyers and sellers.
Automate EDI Transactions with EDIConnect
EDIConnect is designed to work with EDI X12 and EDIFACT transaction sets. With a built-in parser, validator, and transaction builder, EDIConnect simplifies the process of sending and receiving EDI 850 orders, enabling seamless communication between trade partners and helping businesses achieve EDI compliance.