EDI platform

EDI and SSCC-labels

EDI platform

Have you been asked by your customers to send EDI messages? Meet their requirements and avoid manual processing with the Type 2 Solutions’ EDI platform.

Example of an EDI integration

EDI and Dynamics 365

Integrate your EDI communication with your Dynamics 365 without additional software. Our EDI Platform offers API’s which can communicate with Dynamics 365 in order to exchange orders, invoices, and other EDI messages. Saving you time and, ultimately, money.

Working with another IT-systeem? Then read on about how we can help you with EDI.

Our default EDI messages

Is your business active in the Food & Drugstore or the DIY, Garden & Pet sector?

We have developed a standard solution for these industries. The most common EDI messages can be communicated, including orders (ORDERS), order receipts (APERAK), dispatch advice messages (DESADV) and invoices (INVOIC). The dispatch advice message is level 4, which means that it includes the SSCC codes.

A SSCC label can be generated through the T2S SSCC label API, the web-based application Palletlabel.com or the on-premises application One2Label Automation. We will help you choose the appropriate solution for your case.

During implementation we will make sure that the messages meet the GS1 standard and your customer’s requirements.

Integrated EDI solution for numerous retailers.

A short summary of the benefits

Opting for an EDI connection saves time and prevents manual errors. The information is more accurate, easily accessible and is complete. It will improve the quality level of your customer service.

Orders (ORDERS)

The EDI ORDER message is delivered directly to you in a format that can be processed by your current software (for example XML or JSON).

Order receipt (APERAK)

The confirmation that the order has been received can be sent automatically to your trade partner.

Packing note (DESADV)

The electronic dispatch advice message is generated based on your SSCC. The SSCC (serial shipping container code) is a unique pallet identification and is part of the GS1 logistics label.

Invoices (INVOIC)

The invoice created by your bookkeeping software is automatically translated to the EDI standard before it is forwarded to your customer. We map, transform, and send the invoice via EDI. Your customer receives the invoice according to their specifications.

EDI platform

The standard EDI process, including generating a SSCC label, in combination with the T2S’ EDI platform.

Businesses using our software

Our EDI solutions are used at many companies throughout various industries such as Food, Medical and DIY.

Curious as to what our customers say about their experiences with us and our solutions?

Integration with any IT system

Working with something other than Dynamics 365? No problem! Our EDI platform is compatible with most IT systems and guarantees fast and safe EDI communication between you and your customers. Communication possibilities we support include, but are not limited to, API (REST and SOAP), AS2, X400, sFTP and e-mail.

We have experience connecting to SAP, Dynamics 365 Business Central, Exact (Online), and others. Our customers have working connections with both Dutch and abroad retailers such as Lidl, AH, Jumbo, Carrefour, Coop Denmark, and many others.

Unable to generate EDI messages in your system? We’ll apply our EDI Connector to help you.

We provide a fully integrated solution for EDI and SSCC labels.

  • Integrated EDI solution
  • EDI and SSCC labels
  • Meet GS1 and customer requirements
  • Prevent mistakes, save time and money
  • Improve customer service

EDI and SSCC-labeling at ICT & Logistics fair

At the ICT & Logistics fair we hosted two theatre sessions focusing on Data Quality Optimization and EDI & SSCC-labeling.

Over 150 participants showed that mastering data quality and optimizing inbound and outbound logistics are hot topics in the world of logistics.

You can download the presentations of the knowledge sessions here.

Watch the after movie to learn more!

Watch the aftermovie ICT & Logistics 2023.

About Type 2 Solutions

We offer technical knowhow paired with experience and solutions on data and label management.

Our specialisms are data migration, data quality, EDI, barcode labels and the GS1 standard.

We have used our knowledge, experience, and software tools to provide optimal solutions for our customers for the last 18 years.

If you decide to work with Type 2 Solutions, we will think with you to provide you with the optimal solution for your EDI case.

We handle the communication between the relevant parties and setup the EDI connection.

You can start using EDI and SSCC labels without risk, saving time, preventing errors, and meeting your customers requirements.

So, how does it work?

We implement using a proven phased approach:

Step 1 – Analysis

EDI consists of multiple types of messages. They can be communicated with various trade partners and have different content.

In step one we check which messages you would like to exchange and with whom. We also analyze your customers requirements and the possibilities your IT system offers for data exchange.

Step 2 – Design

Most IT systems have different communication methods available to exchange data.

In this step we determine the best solution for your needs based on the analysis performed in step one. It will be made clear what is in scope of the project, and what is not.

Step 3 – Quote

Once it is clear what is required and what is possible within your IT infrastructure, we deliver a personalized quote.

This quote consists of a one-time implementation fee and a monthly usage fee. The monthly usage fee includes the number of messages, labels, and service & support. There is no limit to the number of user accounts for the software.

Step 4 – Implement & Test

Based on the agreement we will compose a planning together and start the implementation.

We will start the technical communication with the customer and your systems and keep you informed of the current status.

Step 5 – Go Live

The solution is tested extensively and, after approval, is brought live.

After this, you are all set to communicate using EDI and benefit from our solutions. Making less mistakes and saving time starts in this step.

Would you like to connect multiple trading partners?

The communication between the EDI platform and your IT system is already set up, and we have a connection ready with a large selection of retailers. Connecting to new partners is often a quick and efficient process.


Do you have any questions about EDI, SSCC labels or the solutions we offer? Feel free to contact us.

We can be reached via phone or WhatsApp at: +31 180 54 51 51. Or simply send us an email at info@t2s.nl.

Frequently asked questions about EDI

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. EDI is a technology developed in the 1960s for exchanging messages between information systems. Today, EDI is a term that often comes up when sending packing slips (dispatch advice), orders and invoices between a supplier and the trading partner. In Retail, EDI is a hard requirement for suppliers.

EDI was developed to allow computers to communicate with each other. The old-fashioned paper documents have been replaced by EDI messages that can be read by a machine. In principle, any type of business document can be converted into an EDI message. Whether this is an invoice or a packing slip or another document. With an EDI link, sending documents is simplified and moreover cost efficient.

An EDI message is an electronic message in which data is exchanged between companies in a structured way – without human intervention.

If you want to communicate with your trading partners via EDI, this is preferably done via the GS1 standard. This requires a GS1 GLN number – Global Location Number. Both you and your trading partners identify yourselves using the GLN. You identify your products with the GS1 GTIN code (EAN code).

EDI messages in the logistics chain are purchase orders [ORDERS], order confirmations [ORDRSP or APERAK], packing slips [DESADV] or advanced shipping notice [ASN] and invoices [INVOIC].

An EDI invoice [INVOIC], is an electronic version of a paper invoice that sellers send to buyers to request payment for delivered products. An electronic invoice is one of the most fundamental documents in an automated EDI system.

EDI messages come in different message formats. Some message formats are industry specific; others are more general. Besides the standard EDI and EDIFACT messages, EDI messages are also sent in XML or JSON format.

The SSCC or Serial Shipping Container Code is a GS1 code that is used to uniquely identify shipping units (such as pallets). You can uniquely identify each unit worldwide with this code. This way you can track and trace the goods not just within your company, but throughout the entire logistics chain. Traceability is thus guaranteed.

DESADV stands for DESpatch ADVice and is the digital version of the packing slip. The electronic packing slip contains details about your shipments including your pallets and the corresponding SSCCs. The SSCC is the worldwide unique identifier of the pallet and is part of the GS1 logistics label (SSCC label) that you attach to the pallets.

The advantages of EDI are faster exchange of information, less chance of errors, 24/7 availability, better service, and reduction of costs.