What is EDI VAN?
A value-added network (VAN) is nothing but a private - hosted service which acts as a catalyst for businesses/companies to send & receive or rather say, share data to its counterparts in a secured and reliable way. Value-added networks
are the common mode of communication in order to facilitate electronic data interchange (EDI) between two individual companies/trading partners dealing with each other. Ideally, VANs are set up with audit capabilities. So, the data
being exchanged is validated, and formatted appropriately before it is transferred to other party. VANs are also referred to as turnkey communications lines as well.
Unlike traditional approach, an EDI VAN (Value-Added Network) offers a B2B network of electronic data communications. It is all-together a network that includes an array of ‘value added’ services and facilitated communication protocols.
EDI VAN offers seamless as well as automated communication channels between the trading partners. It also offers various formats for EDI translations. Thus, it results in proficient and effective process and management.
Scalability is key to EDI VANs.