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What is a 888 - Item Maintenance document?

The 888 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Item Maintenance. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 888 EDI document type is used to enable a manufacturer, supplier, broker or agent to provide detailed finished goods product information about new products or changes in existing product specifications.

What makes up the 888 - Item Maintenance document?

An EDI 888 - Item Maintenance document is organized into segment and data elements. A segment can contain at least one data element. Each data element contains a data field. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 888 Item Maintenance. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 888 - Item Maintenance.

How is a 888 - Item Maintenance used?

The 888 EDI document is sent by a trading partner to indicate changes in product specifications, or provide information on new ones, and can be used in conjunction with an 879 Price Information document. The 888 is sent in response to an 893 Item Information Request, and then after the 888 Item Maintenance is received by the seller, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is sent back from the receiver indicating that the 888 Item Maintenance was successfully received.

How is a 888 - Item Maintenance 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.