Anybody currently trading EDI documents through ERPNext?
I’m interested in collecting stories about this from anyone who is doing it or interested in doing it.
What I see so far in regards to out-of-the-box integration is the ‘Data Import’ tool, but I can imaging that can be a challenge to use as-is for EDI trading. Then there is the ‘transformation’ between the csv templates and X12/edifact/whatever. Lots to do if this were to be made into an integrated solution.
The EDI documents that I’ve implemented in other environments are the usual X12 850, 855, 856 & 810, and others (846, 812, 820, etc, etc) as needed. These 1st 4 are the key ones that I see a need for, though.
So far I’ve had some success with API calls to create Sales Orders (850i) and retrieve SO Acknowledgements (855o) and Invoices (810o) from mocked-up JSON - that is the basis for the system that I’m imagining. I expect to also need some custom DocTypes for EDI specific entities, and some DocFields here and there in the base tables.
I’d be interested to hear what others have done so far, both ERPNext customization-wise and what Transformation tools anybody has used.