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What is a 878 - Product Authorization/De-authorization document?

The 878 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Product Authorization/De-authorization. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 878 EDI document type is used to advise a direct store delivery vendor of authorization or de-authorization of products for a store or group of stores.

What makes up the 878 - Product Authorization/De-authorization document?

An EDI 878 - Product Authorization/De-authorization 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 could include item description, authorization or de-authorization, and reasons for de-authorization, identical to a paper product authorization. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 878 Product Authorization/De-authorization. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 878 - Product Authorization/De-authorization.

How is a 878 - Product Authorization/De-authorization used?

The 878 EDI document is sent by a producer to a vendor to notify the vendor of changes in product authorization. After the 878 Product Authorization/De-authorization is received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is sent back from the receiver indicating that the 878 Product Authorization/De-authorization was successfully received.

How is a 878 - Product Authorization/De-authorization 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.