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Understanding EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment

Understanding EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment

Definition The EDI 997 document, known as the Functional Acknowledgment or FA, is sent as a response to other EDI transactions received. An EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgement is an electronic version of a receipt, acknowledging that an EDI document, or a group of EDI documents, was received. Proof of Technical Accuracy However, more than just a receipt, the EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment is an extremely valuable document from a technical standpoint. EDI 997 is proof that the sender’s EDI documents were successfully validated by the recipient’s EDI system, and is, therefore, key to ensuring the integrity of the EDI process….

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