When some people compared the synchronized 2400-bit/s protocol modems, CLEO devices and value-added networks used for the transmission of EDI documents to transmission over the Internet, they equated non-Internet technologies with EDI and wrongly predicted that EDI itself would be replaced with non-Internet technologies. In most cases, these non-Internet transmission methods are simply replaced by Internet protocols such as FTP, HTTP, Telnet and e-mail, but the EDI documents themselves are maintained. Another significant hurdle is the cost of time and money from the first installation. The costs and time of implementation, adaptation and training can be costly. It is important to choose the right level of integration that meets business requirements. For a company with relatively few transactions with EDI-based partners, it may be useful for companies to implement low-cost “Rip and Read” solutions, in which the EDI format is printed in a readable form and people – not computers – react to the transaction. Another alternative is the outsourcing of EDI solutions provided by EDI “service desks”. For other companies, the implementation of an integrated EDI solution may be necessary, as increases in the volume of trade generated by EDI force them to reimplement their order management processes. EDI documents usually contain the same information that is usually found in a paper document used for the same organizational function.
For example, an EDI 940 order from an out-of-warehouse shipment is used by a manufacturer to order a warehouse to ship the product to a retailer. It usually has a shipping address, a billing address and a list of product numbers (normally a UPC) and quantities. Another example is messages between sellers and buyers, for example. B Request for Offer (RFQ), rfq response offer, order, order confirmation, shipping notification, receipt advice, invoice and payment advice. EDI is not limited to commercial data, but covers all areas such as medicine (e.g. B patient records and laboratory results), transport (e.g.B. container and modal information), engineering and design, etc. In some cases, EDI is used to create a new flow of business information (which was not previously a paper flow). This is the case of the Advanced Shipment Notification (ASN), which aims to inform the recipient of a shipment, the goods to be received and the packaging of the goods. This is complemented by the use of shipping labels containing a GS1-128 barcode referring to the shipment tracking number.
 EDI provides a technical basis for automated business “conversations” between two internal or external entities. The term EDI includes the entire process of electronic data exchange, including the transfer, the flow of messages, the format of the document and the software used to interpret the documents. However, EDI standards describe the strict format of electronic documents and EDI standards were originally designed in the automotive industry to be independent of communication and software technologies. Like many other early information technologies, EDI was inspired by developments in military logistics. The complexity of the 1948 Berlin Airlift necessitated the development of concepts and methods to exchange, in part through a 300 Baud remote recording modem, huge amounts of data and information on the goods being transported. These first concepts later marked the first TDCC (Transportation Data Coordinating Committee) standards in the United States.  Among the first integrated systems using EDI were freight transport systems. . . .