Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of business data in standard formats. In EDI, information is organized according to a specified format set by both parties, allowing a "hands-off" computer transaction that requires no human intervention or rekeying on either end. All information contained in an EDI transaction set is, for the most part, the same as on a conventionally printed document.
To become a trading partner with CP, together we decide on which standards to use, the information to be exchanged, and the VAN. Once this is done, the documents we exchange are automatically translated, secured and delivered via the VAN.