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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

To make it even easier for our commercial customers to conduct business with us, Virginia Natural Gas offers a business-to-business transactional process - EDI or Electronic Data Interchange. 

Contact us today at to determine which program is best suited for you.

What is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)?

The computer-to-computer exchange of standard business documents such as purchase orders, invoices or payment information, in electronic format. 

EDI enables organizations to remove costs and inefficiencies from transaction-based processes by using the automation of data exchange.  

Benefits of Paying via EDI

  • Increased speed — business documents are exchanged electronically rather than on paper. 
  • Improved accuracy — information exchanged electronically relies less on manual data entry.
  • Cost savings — increased speed and improved accuracy of the transactions Improved cash flow —integrated applications, improve overall efficiencies 
  • Reduced overhead costs — paper, envelopes, postage, storage space costs decrease Increased transaction visibility—maintain electronic audit trails especially for SOX and IRS requirements. 

Transactions Currently Offered via EDI

  • Supply Chain — Purchase Orders (850), Invoices (110 and 810), Inventory (846) and Payment Order/Remittance Advice (ACH/CTX/EDI 820)       
    - Required EDI Trading Partner Agreement 
  • Remittance Processing — Gas Payments (ACH/CTX or CCD+/EDI 820);        
    - Required EFT Authorization Agreement Customer eBilling — gas bills (EDI 810)       
    - Requires EDI Trading Partner Agreement      
    - Requires EFT Authorization 
  • NAESB — Interstate Pipelines      
    - Commodity Movement Services(873) and Response (873)       
    - Available No-Notice (EDI 873)       
    - Pre-Determined Allocation (EDI 873)       
    - Requires NAESB EDI Trading Partner Agreement 
  • NAESB — Retail       
    - Requires NAESB EDI Trading Partner Agreement              

    * Customer Enrollment Request and Response(EDI 814)              
    * Customer Historical Usage Request and Response (EDI 814)                
    * Customer Drop and Response (EDI 814)