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What is Tradacoms?


The Tradacoms EDI Message Standard

Tradacoms (Trading Data Communications Standard) is a United Kingdom based EDI format, created to replace the paper based documentation relating to domestic trade. It was developed in 1982, based on the UN/GTDI syntax, and stands as one of the precursors to EDIFACT which is now one of the more commonly used EDI standards.

Although this is still very common to see this format used throughout the United Kingdom, it is essentially obsolete as the development on this format ended in 1995, in favor of EDIFACT EANCOM format.

Tradacoms has a set definition of segments and elements, which describe the information held within the documents. This data can inform the recipient of a variety of different business documents, such as Invoices, Orders and Delivery Notices.

By using an EDI solution, such as those supplied by SEEBURGER, any data sent as a Tradacoms message can be read, converted and understood by an ERP system. This data can then be imported and used within the business.

Tradacoms Process Example

Here is an example showing the different messages used within a typical business process:


How to become capable to handle Tradacoms EDI Message Standard

SEEBURGER provides the B2B/EDI integration capability to meet the Tradacoms requirements of small, mid-size and enterprise businesses around the globe and for any industry.  To find the right solution for your requirements please contact us.

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