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What is a 852 - Product Activity Data document?

The 852 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Product Activity Data. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 852 EDI document type is used to report inventory counts and changes to the inventory. The most common type of change is sales to the customer, but inter-store transfers and returns also fall under this. The 852 EDI document can also indicate returns to the supplier or any other change in inventory.

What makes up the 852 - Product Activity Data document?

An EDI 852 - Product Activity Data 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 vendor number, item, quantity, and type of inventory change, identical to paper product activity data. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 852 Product Activity Data. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 852 - Product Activity Data.

How is a 852 - Product Activity Data used?

The 852 Product Activity Data can be sent out to trading partners, suppliers, or other stores in the case of a chain, at regular intervals or after a major change in inventory outside of usual scheduling.

How is a 852 - Product Activity Data 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.