The EDI 860 transaction set represents the electronic Purchase Order Change Request. It is used by buyers to request a change to a purchase order (EDI 850) they previously submitted. The 860 can be used by buyers for confirmation on changes accepted to purchase orders by the sellers. EDI 860 is very important as it ensures the final order is accurate and complete. This specific document also provides information about the original purchase order, as well as purchase order changes. These may include but are not limited to:
- Adding Items
- Changing Items
- Changing Quantities
- Changing Dates
- Changing Prices
- Rescheduling Order
EDI 860 Specifications
Once an EDI 860 Purchase Order Change Request is sent from a customer, the seller would then send an EDI 865 Purchase Order Acknowledgment with Change in response.
This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Purchase Order Change Request – Buyer Initiated Transaction Set (860) for use within compliance of the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment.
EDI 860 can be used to provide the insights required for customary and established business to follow best industry practices relative to purchase order changes. This transaction can be used:
- By a buyer to request changes to the purchase order they originally sent over
- By a buyer to confirm the accepted changes to a purchase order initiated by the seller or by mutual agreement