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cbs Managed EDI

(SAP & Non-SAP)

Boosting your complex integration landscape on a secure and high-available solution to efficiently reduce efforts, risks and costs

We offer a unique all-in-one carefree package running and supporting your digital end-to-end processes.

Future Ready

cbs Managed EDI is the next step in digital process evolution and enables customers to efficiently outsource their integration landscape.

Reduce Complexity

Using the Managed Cloud Solution from cbs, highly reduces Complexity in your SAP System and External Interfaces

Externalize Unplanned & Repetitive Tasks

No longer bother your Central IT Specialists with Local Country Specific Tasks. Reach a new Automation Level for your Business.

Fast ROI / Lower TCO

cbs Cloud Content is Distributed across all the Global Customers and thus reduce the overall Costs per Customer.

Automatic Legal Change Monitoring

Lean back and let the cbs Legal Change Board do the Work. cbs tracks, evaluates and im plements Legal Changes automatically.

Over 15 million processed messages. >800 Customer entities and data centers. 99,9 % availability. Over 30 countries covered across Latin America, Europe and Asia. All relevant legal requirements and business networks covered. ISO 27001 certified data center. Highly rated customer satisfaction.

In the ever-evolving landscape of modern business, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has become an integral part of facilitating seamless and efficient communication between trading partners. As organizations strive to enhance their operational efficiency and maintain compliance with industry standards, the adoption of Managed EDI services has gained prominence. However, this journey is not without its complexities, encompassing both legal considerations and common challenges that businesses must navigate.

Legal Considerations in EDI

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) involves the exchange of sensitive business information, necessitating a robust framework for data security and privacy. Organizations need to adhere to various data protection regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, or industry-specific compliance standards to safeguard customer and partner data.

Establishing clear contractual agreements between trading partners and managed service providers is critical. These agreements should define roles and responsibilities, service level agreements (SLAs), and outline the terms for data ownership, usage, and retention, ensuring a transparent and legally sound partnership.

Various industries are subject to specific regulatory requirements governing data exchange. EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) services must align with these regulations to avoid legal repercussions. Staying informed about changes in compliance standards and adapting systems accordingly is vital.

The exchange of electronic documents may involve intellectual property considerations. Businesses must address issues related to copyrights, trademarks, and patents to prevent disputes over ownership and usage of proprietary information.

Challenges in EDI

Integrating EDI into existing business systems can be a complex process. Managing diverse data formats, communication protocols, and ensuring seamless connectivity between trading partners poses a significant challenge.

Different trading partners may use varied data formats and standards. Efficient data mapping and translation are crucial to ensuring that information is accurately interpreted and processed, reducing the risk of errors and miscommunication.

As businesses grow, the scalability of the EDI infrastructure becomes crucial. EDI services should be flexible enough to accommodate changes in trading partner networks, transaction volumes, and evolving business requirements.

Timely identification and resolution of issues are paramount in EDI operations. Managed service providers must have robust monitoring systems and proactive support mechanisms in place to address potential disruptions promptly.

In conclusion, as businesses increasingly rely on Managed EDI for streamlined operations, navigating the legal landscape and addressing inherent challenges are pivotal for a successful implementation. By staying abreast of legal requirements, fostering transparent partnerships, and proactively tackling operational hurdles, organizations can harness the full potential of Managed EDI to drive efficiency and collaboration in their supply chain processes.

There is no digitalization without a resilient and secure integration management.

Architecture – EDI based solution


We realize reliable any to any (any platform, any format, any network, any custom specifics …) communication in regulated and non-regulated communication flows.



  • Widely used in the United States.
  • Common in industries such as healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.
  • Defines transaction sets for various business processes.
EDIFACT (Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Transport)


  • Widely used in Europe and globally.
  • Commonly used in international trade and transportation.
  • Supports a wide range of business processes.
HL7 (Health Level Seven)


  • Specifically designed for healthcare industry data exchange.
  • Used for exchanging information among healthcare providers, payers, and other stakeholders.
  • Defines messages for patient admissions, laboratory results, etc.
TRADACOMS (Trading Data Communication Standard)


  • Originally developed for the UK retail sector.
  • Supports business processes like orders, invoices, and product information.
VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie)


  • Commonly used in the automotive industry.
  • Supports processes like orders, shipping notifications, and invoices.
ODETTE (Organization for Data Exchange by TeleTransmission in Europe)


  • Specifically designed for the European automotive industry.
  • Supports processes like orders, dispatch advice, and invoices.


  • Designed for the high-tech and electronics industry.
  • Defines Partner Interface Processes (PIPs) for various business transactions.
SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication)


  • Primarily used in the financial industry for secure messaging.
  • Facilitates communication between financial institutions for transactions like fund transfers.
CIDX (Chemical Industry Data Exchange)


  • Developed for the chemical industry.
  • Supports processes such as product catalog updates, purchase orders, and shipping notifications.
NCPDP (National Council for Prescription Drug Programs)


  • Specifically designed for the pharmacy services sector.
  • Defines standards for transactions related to prescription drugs.


  • Structured German e-Invoicing formats
  • Multiple delivery options (e.g. peppol, email, portals)


  • Widely used technical standards
  • Different schemas / structures possible

And many more…


We support a wide range of commonly known features and options to leverage state-of-the-art integration services.

Cloud-Based Solution

Customers are increasingly interested in cloud-based EDI solutions for scalability, flexibility, and ease of maintenance.

Integration with ERP System

Seamless integration with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is crucial for efficient data flow and business process automation. SAP and non-SAP

Real-Time Visibility

Enhanced real-time monitoring and visibility into the status of EDI transactions, enabling quick identification and resolution of issues.

Mobile Accessibility

Access to EDI data and transaction monitoring via mobile devices for on-the-go visibility and decision-making.

Advanced Security Feature

Robust security measures, including encryption, authentication, and compliance with industry-specific data protection standards.

AI and Machine Learning Integration

Utilization of AI and machine learning for data analysis, anomaly detection, and process optimization.

Support for New EDI Standard

Ability to support and adapt to the latest versions of industry-specific EDI standards to ensure compliance with trading partner requirements.

User-Friendly Interfaces

Intuitive and user-friendly interfaces for easy configuration, monitoring, and management of EDI transactions.

Automated Mapping and Translation

Automated mapping and translation of data formats between different EDI standards and versions to streamline data exchange.

Scalability and Flexibility

Scalable solutions that can adapt to changing business needs, accommodate growth, and handle varying transaction volumes.

Compliance Monitoring and Alerts

Automated compliance monitoring tools with alerts and notifications to ensure adherence to industry standards and regulations.


Interoperability with a wide range of systems, protocols, and communication methods to facilitate seamless communication with diverse trading partners

EDI Automation and Workflow Orchestration

Automation of routine tasks and workflow orchestration to reduce manual intervention and improve efficiency.


With our expertise in a variety of branches we know the formats, interfaces and restrictions of all relevant players in the market:

Transportation and Logistics
Energy and Utilities
Food and Beverage
Aerospace and Defense

It's important to note that the EDI landscape is dynamic, and new providers may emerge while existing ones may evolve or merge. When considering EDI solutions, businesses should assess their specific industry requirements, the scalability of the solutions, and the provider's ability to meet compliance standards.


Our solution is capable to deal and integrate with all business processes, including – but not limited to:


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