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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Users can interact with Batch using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) files instead of using the website. The type of transactions you can use EDI for are:

  • Invoices
  • Credits
  • Remittance
  • Returns requests
  • Returns authorisations
  • Returns confirmations

We use a variety of communication methods to send and receive these files. In all cases we prefer to use services that do not incur charges. However if a paid-for service is required we are happy to discuss this.

File formats

Our preferred file formats adhere to the standards from BIC but we offer simpler text file formats for those users who are unable to meet those requirements.


This format is used for invoices, credits and remittance advice/statements. Details of the specific codes and versions used are available upon request.


We use EDIFACT mainly for the returns messages but we do send out invoices in EDIFACT and can accept them as well.


We are currently working on X12 and will be able to deal in all messages in and out of the system.


A Batch mailbox is our preferred method of communication as it offers us the most information regarding the logging of information on each connection. It also makes it easy to see when files have been collected and to investigate any problems that may occur. It also provides the fastest processing: files are processed within seconds of being received.