Application Programming Interface (API) in EDI



This 12-week course offers a comprehensive understanding of API integration using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). It covers EDI basics, API fundamentals, and their intersection, including practical integration strategies, security, and modernization techniques. Ideal for IT professionals, developers, and business analysts, it combines lectures, workshops, and a project, culminating in certification. No prior expertise is required, just basic knowledge of data exchange and programming.


What You Will Learn


  1. Understanding APIs: An introduction to what APIs are, how they function, and their role in modern software and data exchange. This might include basics of RESTful APIs, SOAP APIs, and other common API protocols.
  2. APIs vs. EDI: A comparison of APIs and traditional EDI systems. While EDI is a standard for exchanging business documents in a structured format, APIs allow for more real-time, flexible data exchange. Understanding the strengths and limitations of each approach can help in deciding how to integrate them effectively.
  3. Integrating APIs with EDI Systems: Exploring ways in which APIs can be used alongside or in conjunction with EDI systems. This might include scenarios where APIs provide real-time data feeds that complement the batch-oriented nature of EDI, or where APIs are used to trigger EDI transactions.
  4. APIs for EDI Data Translation and Mapping: Learning how APIs can facilitate the translation and mapping of EDI documents to and from other formats, which is crucial for integrating EDI systems with newer technologies or systems that do not natively support EDI.
  5. Security Considerations: Understanding the security implications of using APIs in conjunction with EDI systems. This includes best practices for API security such as authentication, authorization, encryption, and ensuring data integrity.
  6. API Management Tools: Overview of tools and platforms used for API management, which can help in creating, deploying, and monitoring APIs. This is important for maintaining the efficiency and security of APIs used in EDI processes.
  7. Case Studies: Analysis of real-world scenarios where APIs have been successfully integrated with EDI systems. This can provide practical insights into the challenges and benefits of using APIs in this context.


Who Should Enroll

IT Professionals and System Integrators: Those who are responsible for implementing, managing, or integrating EDI systems within organizations. Learning about APIs can help them enhance the capabilities and efficiency of EDI systems.

Software Developers and Engineers: Developers who work on creating or maintaining business software solutions can benefit from understanding how EDI and APIs work together, especially for building or enhancing systems that require data exchange with other businesses.

Business Analysts: Analysts who need to understand the technical aspects of data interchange to effectively analyze business processes and requirements, especially in industries heavily reliant on EDI for B2B communications.

Project Managers: Project managers overseeing IT or business process integration projects where EDI and API integrations are involved. Knowledge in this area helps in better project planning and management.

Data Analysts and Data Scientists: Those working with large sets of business data, particularly where this data is exchanged via EDI or APIs. Understanding the structures and processes involved can be crucial for effective data analysis and transformation.

Supply Chain and Logistics Managers: Professionals in supply chain and logistics often deal with EDI for order processing, shipping, invoicing, etc. Understanding APIs can help optimize these processes and integrate additional services.

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Specialists: Specialists who work with ERP systems that often integrate with various business processes through EDI and APIs. Knowledge in this field is important for effective ERP integration and management.

Compliance and Regulatory Professionals: Those responsible for ensuring that data exchange processes comply with legal and industry standards can benefit from understanding the technicalities of EDI and API integrations.

Technical Sales Professionals and Consultants: Sales professionals and consultants who advise clients on business process integration and data exchange solutions need to understand EDI and APIs to offer informed solutions.

Students and Academics: Students studying computer science, information technology, business information systems, or related fields, who are interested in the practical aspects of business data exchange.


Course Detail

Start Date: April, 2024.

Days & Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6 pm to 8 pm EST (US and Canada).

Duration: This is a 12-week course.

Course Format

The live-virtual format of the API course blends real-time, interactive online sessions with self-paced learning. Each week, students attend live video conferences via Zoom led by industry experts, fostering an engaging environment for discussions and Q&A. Course materials, including recorded lectures, readings, and assignments, are accessible online for flexible study. Virtual labs and collaborative projects enhance practical learning, allowing participants to apply concepts in real-world scenarios. Regular assessments track progress and a dedicated online forum provides continuous support and interaction with peers and instructors, ensuring a comprehensive and interactive learning experience from anywhere.


Instructor-Led Live Virtual Course

This course is an instructor-led live virtual course held on Zoom platform. It provides you with an interactive online educational experience, where you engage in real-time with an expert instructor through the Zoom platform. The course curriculum combines the personal touch of classroom teaching with the convenience of online learning from any space of your choice. The Echolink Solution and EDITI live-virtual courses feature live lectures, interactive discussions, Q&A sessions, hands-on labs using industry-recognized software, and real-time feedback and may include breakout groups. If you are seeking a structured, collaborative learning environment from any location and obtain relevant skills in today’s job market, this is your ideal program.



The start of the API course is dependent on the number of enrollments received by March 15. A minimum of 10 participants is required for the class to proceed.


Preregister today to receive information about the paid Application Programming Interface using the EDI Program. 


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