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X12 EDI 997

What is an EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment?

The EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment, or FA, is essentially an electronic receipt sent in response to other EDI transactions.

How is EDI 997 Used?

The EDI 997 transaction set is used in broader EDI communications between trading partners to help ensure non-repudiation. It's a critical component of EDI transactions because EDI transactions deal with vital business exchanges between trading partners, and in order to do business, each partner requires legal proof that their messages are received by their partners.

Note, when you receive an EDI 997 in response to a transaction you previously sent to an EDI partner, you only know that your document arrived and was processed by the recipient's EDI translator. It does not provide any indication that the ng partntradier agrees with the contents of the prior transaction, or that the transaction met all of their business requirements. For example, a 997 Functional Acknowledgement sent in response to an EDI 860 Purchase Order Change would not indicate that a vendor has agreed to make requested changes to a previous PO.

EDI 997 Benefits

EDI trading partners can have proof that their trading partners have received their previous documents. Retailers can get informed if the document is late or even accepted witerrors.h

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Quick problem-solving
  • More time to consider possible system issues
  • Increased order accuracy that helps to save time and money
  • Improved EDI reliability and non-repudiation

Key Data Elements You'll Find in a Functional Acknowledgment:

The 997 document provides error reporting at an unprocessed level, providing critical information such as:

  • Reports errors
  • Types of acknowledgment
  • Transaction set syntax errors
  • Missing data elements

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