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Create machine-readable EDI specifications

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Trading partners need to agree on a set of specifications to exchange EDI documents. These specifications are often shared as a PDF document, which can be difficult for automated processing and validation.

With Stedi Guides, you can define these EDI requirements easily using a no-code visual interface. The output is an artifact that can be used to render documentation, or for parsing, generating, or validating X12 EDI documents using the EDI Translate API.

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Define EDI specifications

Turn EDI requirements into an artifact for programmatic validation and translation. Define your trading partner’s EDI requirements or your own EDI specifications as Guides using Stedi’s no-code Guide builder.

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No-code interface

Use the visual interface to build a Stedi Guide. Select and configure required segments, elements, and conditions specific to your business or trading partner. No coding experience required.

Needs over standards

With support for custom codes, segments, conditions, repeat segments, and loops, you are never constrained by the strict X12 interpretation.

Better collaboration

Publish Guide as documentation for internal use or for your trading partners as an implementation guide. Create a page with your own branding, or export as PDF.

Complete support for X12

Get a jumpstart on any of the 312 transaction sets across all X12 releases, including all segments, elements, and element codes.

Machine-readable guides

Use Guides to parse, generate, or validate EDI documents on the Stedi platform.

Free within an organization

Create any number of Guides and give access to your entire team for free. Only pay when you want to share your Guide publicly.

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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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