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EDI Books, Electronic Data Interchange and Electronic Commerce

If you are looking for an education but can't spend the time for an EDI training class, you might want to consider picking up one of these Electronic Data Interchange books. EDI has been around for more two decades now and although some of the technology has changed, the basic EDI concepts have not changed. We show the more recent books first followed by some older books. The RFID books have a retail focus. All of these books provide educational content (not a sales pitch) and are available from a name you trust, Amazon.


EDI, UCCnet, & RFID: Synchronizing the Supply Chain

By: Nahid Jilovec

This book focuses on three main technology enablers for synchronizing the supply chain: EDI, global data synchronization, and RFID. You'll learn about standards for transaction and message creation (Including X12, XML, XSL, and RosettaNet); Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), Global Location Numbers (GLNs), and the Electronic Product Code (EPC); message transportation media for e-commerce and EDI transactions; software applications required to enable the creation, storage, editing, discarding, and sharing of those messages; software selection; and measures you can take to increase transactional integrity and security. The book also examines the benefits and challenges faced in using EDI, global data synchronization, and RFID, including legal, regulatory, and audit concerns. Published 2004.

Note: UCCnet has been renamed as 1SYNC and is a subsidiary of GS1 US, also referred to as the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). The information in this book is still applicable, the acronyms have changed some since 2004.

BizTalk 2013 EDI for Health Care:HIPAA-Compliant 834 (Enrollment) and 837 (Claims) Solutions

By: Mark Beckner

Demonstrates how to build both inbound and outbound EDI 834 processes inBizTalk server that follow the required patterns for integrations with the exchanges.

The Affordable CareAct and the requirements to integrate with state Exchanges have securedBizTalk’s role with integrations within the healthcare industry.

HIPAA Compliance Handbook, 2010 Edition

By: Patricia I. Carter

Contains easy to understand explanations of the legal and regulatory provisions along with sample HIPAA agreements. Designed for HIPAA coordinators, project managers, privacy offers, compliance professionals, and others involved in HIPAA compliance.

Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare

By: Stephan Jones, Frank M. Groom

Release date is Sep 12, 2011. This book addresses the information and communication technologies associated with different areas in the healthcare system.  It will have more than EDI and HIPAA, a good reference for technology specialists in the healthcare environment.

XML/EDI: Cyber Assisted Business in Practice

By: Dick Raman

The book describes the strengths and weaknesses of "traditional" EDI and those of the Internet as a medium for eCommerce. It positions XML/EDI is a solution for marrying the strengths of traditional EDI with the strengths of the Internet. Written in 1999, Republished in 2009.

Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition

By: Michael H Hugos

An excellent introduction to Supply Chain Management with real world examples. Although not strictly about EDI, does include EDI and distribution center as part of the key concepts, referencing Wal-Mart and other big box stores usage. Updated in 2006.

ALE, EDI, & Idoc Technologies for SAP, 2nd Edition

By: Arvind Nagpal

Includes real business models for mastering ALE, EDI, and Idocs with SAP R/3. This is a technical reference book for implementing EDI with SAP. Published 2001.

Demystifying EDI

By: Russell Allen Stultz

The book is organized into three parts: Part 1 presents an overview for those who are unfamiliar with EDI. It shows readers how EDI works; examines EDI system requirements, features, and benefits; and provides information on EDI system evaluation. Part 2 provides hands-on experience with a working EDI system by stepping through the setup, configuration, and operation of Trading Partner Desktop, a full-featured Windows-based EDI application contained on the companion CD. The appendixes in Part 3 contain detailed examples of transaction set guidelines and a glossary of EDI terms. Published 2000.

Pro EDI in BizTalk Server 2006 R2:Electronic Document Interchange Solutions (Pro) (Hardcover)

By: Mark Beckner

The book takes you through an EDI project from end to end using BizTalk Server 2006 R2. It includes not only information for the new user requiring in depth understanding of EDI and for the BizTalk developer that needs to now add EDI capability. It offers specific implementation advice not just generic principals.

From EDI to Electronic Commerce: A Business Initiative

By: Phyllis K. Sokol

This book focuses on Electronic Data Interchange as the first step of the internal re-engineering of business processes to electronic commerce. Providing industry-specific EDI guidelines, including the rapid-growth retail segment, the guide contains a proven cost-justification model and an extensive list of business documents that are today's biggest EDI hitters; an extended example of a corporate EDI implementation; and a step-by-step approach to implementation and ongoing support useful for managers of functional business areas.

A to Z of EDI, Second Edition

By: Nahid Jilovec

A comprehensive guide to EDI which will help you to evaluate, plan and implement electronic data interchange in your business.  It gives practical details, EDI job descriptions, and will help you cost justify the implementation.

The E-Business Dictionary: EDI, Supply Chain, and E-Procurement Terminology

By: Alec Nevalainen

A quick reference for all business and computer professionals. It contains short, clear explanations of words that an average professional might use or encounter in a day-to-day work environment including buzzwords, jargon, slang, and foreign words. This book also includes quick-reference material for EDI transaction sets covering ANSI X12 and EDIFACT message types.

Doing Business with the Government Using EDI: A Guide for Small Businesses (Communications)

By: Jan Zimmerman

A real world account of the Federal Government's EC/EDI program. Includes details of the Federal Acquisitions Streamlining Act (FASA) and the affects on small business.