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What is a 840 - Request for Quotation document?

The 840 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Request For Quotation. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 840 EDI document type is used to provide buyers with the means to request price, delivery schedule, or other items from a seller.

What makes up the 840 - Request for Quotation document?

An EDI 840 - Request for Quotation document is organized into segment and data elements. A segment can contain at least one data element. Each data element contains a data field. Data elements can include price quote, delivery times, or other items, identical to a paper quotation request. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 840 Request For Quotation. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 840 - Request for Quotation.

How is a 840 - Request for Quotation used?

The 840 EDI document is sent buy a potential buyer to the seller when information on a product or order is required. After the 840 Request for Quotation is received by the seller, a 997 Functional Acknowledgment is sent back from the receiver indicating that the 840 Request For Quotation was successfully received.

How is a 840 - Request for Quotation processed?

An EDI solution is required to process the EDI documents received into an ERP or accounting system or into a readable format for manual entry. Each trading partner will have an EDI Implementation guide outlining the specific segments, data elements, values accepted, and the applicable business rules to be followed.

eBridge Connections has pre-built maps for all EDI transaction documents including 850 purchase orders, 810 invoices, and 856 advance shipping notices.