Bosch Security and Safety Systems I North America

Electronic Data Interchange

Speed information flow, reduce costs and improve accuracy with electronic data interchange from Bosch

Electronic data interchange (EDI) facilitates computer-to-computer exchange of electronic documents — such as purchase orders, advance shipment notices, and invoices — without human intervention or paper documents. EDI eliminates manual re-keying of data, cuts order processing costs, increases data accuracy, improves cycle times, and makes just-in-time deliveries possible.

EDI Benefits

Cost Savings: Overhead costs can be lowered by reducing human handling of documents, decreasing printing and paper use, as well as eliminating errors due to re-keying of information.

Increased Security: The exchange of critical business or personal information can be more secure using encryption and digital signatures.

Improved Accuracy: Errors are reduced when manual and duplicate entry is eliminated. With internal integration, orders flow through the entire workflow exactly as they were prepared.

Available EDI transactions

Bosch uses a third-party EDI service provider — Sterling Commerce — that supplies a communication link between companies for exchanging electronic transmissions. Possible transactions include:

Transaction Description Inbound/Outbound

EDI Transaction Number Transaction Description Direction
EDI Transaction Number
850
Transaction
Purchase Order
Description
Used to initiate a one-time purchase of product(s)
Direction
Inbound to Bosch
EDI Transaction Number
997
Transaction
Functional Acknowledgement
Description
Acknowledges the receipt of the purchase order
Direction
Outbound from Bosch
EDI Transaction Number
855
Transaction
Purchase Order Acknowledgement
Description
Acknowledges a customer’s purchase order, quantity, and price changes
Direction
Outbound from Bosch
EDI Transaction Number
856
Transaction
Advanced Shipment Notice/Manifest (ASN)
Description
Notifies the customer when product has shipped and the method of shipping
Direction
Outbound from Bosch
EDI Transaction Number
810
Transaction
Notify of Invoice
Description
Notification of Credit/Debit adjustment transactions
Direction
Outbound from Bosch
EDI Transaction Number
832
Transaction
Sales Catalog
Description
Provides up to date product and pricing information
Direction
Outbound from Bosch

Improve the way you work with Bosch. Sign up for EDI today!

Christina Raimondi
800-289-0096 ext. 3444
Christina.raimondi@us.bosch.com

Kiana McGillivray
800-289-0096 ext. 3160
Kiana.mcgillivray@us.bosch.com

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