What is a 996 - File Transfer document?

The 996 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper File Transfer. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 996 EDI document type is used to transmit file information agreed to by sending and receiving parties, and is not intended to replace or bypass use of existing EDI documents to accommodate internal applications; only for exchange of formatted electronic accounting machine column care images.

What makes up the 996 - File Transfer document?

An EDI 996 - File Transfer 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 996 File Transfer. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 996 - File Transfer.

How is a 996 - File Transfer used?

After the 996 File Transfer is received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement is sent back from the transportation provider indicating that the File Transfer was successfully received.

How is a 996 - File Transfer 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.