Business Challenge: Integrate Purchasing through P1 EDI with Suppliers across Europe

One of our earliest P1 EDI projects, there are a number of unique elements to this project.

  • A multi country EDI procurement system
  • P1 EDI integrated with the IFS ERP software
  • Integration of P1 EDI with IBM® Sterling Gentran®
  • P1 EDI mapped to UN/EDIFACT

The customer, uses IFS for its purchasing, receiving and accounts payable. What the customer didn’t have was a means of getting EDI data from IFS to Gentran and Gentran EDI data into IFS. P1 EDI was chosen to map between the two, using the EDIFACT standard.

Outbound from IFS

  • 830 Material Release
  • 850 Purchase Orders
  • 862 Shipping Schedule
  • 824 Application Advice
  • 861 Receiving Advice
  • 997 Acknowledgement

Inbound to IFS

  • 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgement
  • 856 Advance Shipping Notice