850 Purchase Order
An 850 Purchase Order is an EDI document that is a computerized rendering of an ordinary paper purchase order. Like normal purchase orders, an EDI 850 Purchase Order is a document used to indicate to the supplier the items the buyer wishes to purchase. In this tutorial we have analyzed a sample purchase order, one that would likely result in the reply of a 997 Functional Acknowledment. The next page contains a demonstration of matching an 850 Purchase Order with a 997 Functional Acknowledgement.