[eBook] The Road to Profitability is a Web Service ConnectionWhy project44?: March 25, 2016
Authors: K. Mandrodt, PH.D. & M. Holcomb, PH.D.
In its day, EDI was a major advancement over postal mail and fax. Transitioning from a paper-based exchange of business documents to a computer-to-computer interchange reduced costs, increased processing speed for many activities in the supply chain, and reduced the likelihood of errors. APIs have changed the language of electronic data interchange, enabling companies to become multilingual in the process – without the huge investment required by EDI.