Transalis eDI Instant™ is the first self-service EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) product specifically designed for producers and manufacturers mandated to use EDI by a retail partner.

Its launch follows market research* highlighting widespread customer frustration at the time it can take to set up an EDI connection and respond to this vital requirement.

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How will you benefit from eDI Instant?

Newly launched eDI Instant is an ideal solution for SME manufacturers and producers who are new to EDI or have been mandated to connect to a retail partner’s system.

Developed by digital supply chain technology provider Transalis and available through online self-service, eDI Instant is an innovative and automated solution that enables access to the retailer’s EDI within minutes.

Frictionless exchange

The launch of eDI Instant follows new research by Transalis, which highlights the frustration among many UK companies with the time it can take to get up and running with EDI.

Many businesses who want to use EDI complain of an outdated, slow and sometimes confusing process of finding a suitable EDI provider.

The aim is to make the exchange of essential trading data as quick, easy and frictionless as possible.

eDI Instant enables users to enjoy complete and immediate visibility of the data being processed in orders, invoices, Advance Shipment Notices (ASNs) and other key trading documents.

Meeting retail demands

Respondents also told us their challenges in trying to understand EDI pricing and described lengthy delays in actually connecting to their chosen partner.

This is what we are resolving with eDI Instant. You may be a relatively small manufacturer, producer, grower or supplier and have landed the opportunity to trade with a big retail brand.

This is great news for your business, but one urgent demand your new partner may insist on is that you have an EDI solution in place:

  • The speed of modern retail has made the days of raising orders, producing invoices and sending documents manually totally redundant.
  • The implication for suppliers is that they must likewise have an EDI solution that complies with the retailer’s processes for automation.

As easy as 1,2,3

We believe eDI Instant is a truly ground-breaking improvement that really is as easy as 1,2,3. It puts you in control and gets you up and running today.

eDI Instant is the latest in a suite of Transalis EDI products. All have been created to offer total visibility, transparency and efficiency for our users in moving away from a ‘legacy’ model of EDI, under which there’s often ‘hidden’ costs relating to message volumes, known as VAN (Value Added Network) fees.

Instead, Transalis customers enjoy certainty on budget through a transparent and fixed-price annual subscription model which, in the case of eDI Instant, costs just £495 regardless of the data volumes being sent.

And while eDI Instant is an online service, customers can still receive personalised help from our dedicated customer experience and technical support teams.

Responding to SME needs

Transalis’ research focused on supply chain decision-makers working in SMEs serving a wide range of multichannel retail sectors. They include food and beverage, home furnishing, apparel, household appliances, medicines, computer games and automotive.

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Is EDI addressing the challenges of 21st-century commerce?

New research* reveals disparities between EDI user requirements and services delivered by EDI providers.

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Respondents’ consumer outlets spanned online channels as well as bricks-and-mortar retailers such as hypermarkets, supermarkets, as well as discount, convenience and speciality stores.

On top of being mandated to use EDI by a retail partner, reasons for seeking help with EDI include a desire to add resilience to supply chains hit by the impact of COVID-19 and a need to align with customs declarations and other paperwork for cross-border trading with the EU following Brexit.

Simplicity and ease in EDI process integration were cited as important priorities, particularly among respondents with trading partners both in the UK and internationally. That’s precisely why we have created and launched eDI Instant.

For more information on eDI Instant and how it can help you, visit To explore our other EDI products see our EDI software page or give us a call on 0845 123 3746 (calling from UK) or +44 1978 369 343 (for international callers), or via email to discuss your requirements.

* Independent research commissioned by Transalis Ltd: Is EDI addressing the challenges of 21st-century commerce?