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Translate data between JSON and EDI

EDI Translate allows you to convert any incoming X12 EDI document into JSON and JSON into X12 EDI. Used in conjunction with Stedi Guides, Translate will validate incoming and outgoing EDI documents against trading partner specifications for radically fast and error-free integrations.

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Focus on the data, not on the format

EDI has a reputation for being difficult to work with, but we believe it doesnʻt have to be that way. We offer tools that make EDI easy to understand for humans and easy to process for computers.

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EDI in JSON format

EDI documents have a weird structure and are full of strange characters. JSON, however, is something we’re all used to. EDI Translate lets you work with data in JSON format as you read and write EDI.


EDI Translate works in conjunction with Stedi Guides to help you conform to specifications, whether they are your own or those dictated by a trading partner. This ensures a high level of accuracy when generating or parsing EDI.

Read and Write EDI

EDI Translate works both directions, X12 to JSON or JSON to X12, allowing you to read and write EDI while conforming to requirements defined in the Stedi Guide specified by you.

Leverage X12 EDI standards

EDI Translate can read or write any transaction set defined by X12. Simply define your Stedi Guide to be used for translation including any custom requirements.

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Integrates with your tech stack

It doesn’t matter what technology you use: as long as you can send HTTP requests, you can translate to and from EDI automatically using EDI Translate.

100% pay-per-use

No upfront fees, no monthly commitments, no user licenses; you only pay for what you use. A generous free tier allows for experimentation.

Free EDI and JSON schema resources

We offer references for all X12 EDI transaction sets, segments, and data elements. Inspector uses these to validate your EDI documents and enrich them with the information you need.

Full X12 EDI reference

EDI Reference contains all transaction sets, segments, and data element of every X12 release. Just type in what you need and Reference will find it for you.

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Human-readable EDI

Inspector turns EDI into a human-readable format, complete with descriptions of every field. Quickly visualize, debug, and collaborate on any X12 EDI document.

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What makes EDI so hard?

EDI - Electronic Data Interchange - is an umbrella term for many different “standardized” frameworks for exchanging business-to-business transactions. It dates back to the 1960s and remains a pain point in every commercial industry from supply chain and logistics to healthcare and finance. What makes it so hard? Why is it still an unsolved problem despite many decades of immense usage?

Zack Kanter
Zack Kanter
Founder & CEO
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