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EDI Integration for Growers and Nurseries

Cost-effective speed, accuracy and traceability

Data Masons EDI significantly speeds up order processing and improves accuracy and traceability, making it an excellent choice for medium- to high-volume growers selling ornamental plants, flowers and seeds to home improvement centers, wholesalers and retailers. Data Masons EDI’s ability to increase efficiencies and accuracy in your company’s order-to-invoice process makes it a perfect choice for users of our supported ERP solutions.

Data Masons EDI manages extremely high transaction volumes and reduces inventory carrying costs with timely visibility into product movement. Its “out-of-the-box” functionality can be leveraged to reduce costs and maximize IT investments in transactions with all of your company’s trading partners. Featuring a simple installation without the need for customization, Data Masons EDI is a cost-effective solution with a low total cost of ownership.


Data Masons EDI is particularly well suited to growers doing business with home and garden centers such as Home Depot and Lowes, as well as grocery retailers such as Kroger, Albertsons and Wal-Mart.

Data Masons EDI enables unlimited transaction processing, meeting the complex mandates of the entire retail industry value chain without document and transaction fees.


Key Benefits

  • Full support for all Uniform Communication Standard (UCS) versions, scan-based trading and pay-to-scan partner relationships, and for X12, EDIFACT and international document sets to and from your trading partners
  • Handles Vendor Managed Inventory initiatives and Purchase Order Acknowledgements without user input
  • Powerful integration of compliance and reporting, advanced Purchase Orders, Inbound Payment, and optional Outbound Invoices (810/880)
  • Complete order processing solution with ASN packing, UCC128 compliance labeling, VICS Bill of Lading, Price/Catalog, Inventory Status and Advanced Point-Of-Sale Reporting
  • End-to-end solution including network service that reaches partners through AS2, FTP, traditional VANs and virtually any communications protocol via Data Masons
  • Unlimited connectivity and integration with major retailers
  • Active support for the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) 



If you're about to bring EDI into your processes, this brief will help you avoid the potential pitfalls often encountered. If you’ve attempted to implement EDI already, you’ll likely recognize at least some of the problems we describe, and gain from our explanations on how to avoid them. This paper will present a clear, simple path to successful implementation of a highly productive and profitable EDI initiative in your company.