Mini Guide

How API for EDI works - Zenbridge

While there are traditional tools that allow you to perform EDI integrations, API-based EDI platforms such as Zenbridge let you send and receive EDI using API. Basically, you generate EDI files from JSON or XML, and the other way, i.e., convert EDI into JSON or XML.

With traditional EDI tools, you need EDI-specific expertise. On the other hand, API-based EDI tools let any developer perform end-to-end EDI integrations.

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One API for all EDI standards

Zenbridge is the only API-based EDI platform that supports all documents and all versions of ANSI X12, EDIFACT, and CSV. What does it mean for API users?

Unified platform for all integrations

Be it API or EDI standards, Zenbridge offers a single window using which you can integrate with any trading partner across the globe.

Features of Zenbridge’s API

Zenbridge’s API speeds up your integration processes, improves accuracy and saves thousands of dollars.

Truly real-time validations

Truly real-time validations

Because Zenbridge is HTTP based, it can perform real-time data compliance validation. This ensures no bad data is exchanged between trading partners.

100% customized & automated EDI flows

100% customized & automated EDI flows

API opens up the world of EDI, making it possible for any common developer to create custom solutions that are fully automated. You can read one such case study here.

Pre-built <br /> connectors


There are hundreds of pre-built connectors for ERP systems and trading partners to help you quickly integrate EDI. Pre-built connectors save you the work of integrating with our API.

EDI Standards supported by Zenbridge

Zenbridge is the only EDI-as-API platform to offer all versions and documents of ANSI X12, and EDIFACT, as well as support CSV.



ANSI X12 was developed to cater to B2B requirements of various industries across North America but soon grew in popularity across the world. It has a prominent use case in the healthcare industry due to HIPAA regulations in the US. Today, X12 is used by suppliers, retailers, manufacturers, and logistics, to name a few.



EDIFACT is the most used EDI standard for B2B communications in Europe. It is used by transportation, manufacturing, logistics, retail, and agriculture industries.



CSV is a lightweight alternative to EDIFACT and X12 formats. Small businesses that do not manage EDI systems can use CSV format to exchange B2B data in a similar manner to EDI. Zenbridge’s EDI platform helps businesses consume or generate CSV documents for transactions when required.

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The most modern EDI platform

Finding the right EDI solution for your business isn’t easy, but we are here to help. We encourage you to read more at our Decision Making Guide and join our demo to learn more about Zenbridge.