Electronic data interchange (EDI), extensible markup language (XML) , and any other format are merely "semantics" and input streams for expressing data, and whether a transaction is transmitted in EDI format or XML is largely secondary to the fact that electronic document and data exchange is growing rapidly.
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the technical pain of integrating the flow of data between systems, applications, and people, but also to reduce the cost of this process through faster transactions throughput, improved trading partners'' data quality, elimination of manual processes and, other potential cost saving benefits. Nevertheless, while at the surface there would be few economic or strategic reasons for organizations to persist with EDI, many seem reluctant to adopt the alternative at this stage. In fact, there has been almost