Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Transport (UN/EDIFACT)

EDIFACT, which stands for Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Transport, is a set of internationally recognized standards for the electronic exchange of structured data between independent computerized information systems. Developed under the United Nations, EDIFACT is designed to be used in international, multi-industry data interchange.



  • EDIFACT Basics: Learn the fundamentals of EDIFACT, understand what it is, and why it's crucial in today's digital commerce.
  • Structure of EDIFACT Messages: Explore the anatomy of an EDIFACT message, including segments, elements, and syntax rules.
  • Standards and Versions: Get acquainted with various EDIFACT standards and versions and learn how to navigate through them.
  • Implementing EDIFACT: Understand the practical aspects of implementing EDIFACT in business processes, including integration with existing systems.
  • EDI and Global Trade: Learn about the role of EDIFACT in global trade, exploring its impact on efficiency and automation in international transactions.
  • Case Studies: Analyze real-world case studies demonstrating the use of EDIFACT in various industries such as logistics, manufacturing, and retail.
  • Future of EDIFACT: Discuss the future prospects of EDIFACT and its evolving role in the era of emerging digital technologies.



  • Professionals in international trade, logistics, and supply chain management.
  • IT professionals dealing with EDI implementation and management.
  • Students and academicians interested in electronic data interchange and digital trade.


  • Delivery Mode: Live virtual setting via Zoom platform, featuring interactive lectures, practical exercises, and live Q&A sessions.
  • Instructors: Industry experts with extensive experience in EDI and global trade processes.
  • Assessment: Weekly quizzes, projects, participation in discussions and activities, capstone project, and final exam.
  • Certification: Upon successful completion, students will receive a Certificate in EDIFACT from Echolink Solutions to enhance their professional credentials.


Start Date: The class starts on February 5, 2024, and ends on April 24, 2024. Access to the online platform and live virtual environment will be granted on February 5, 2024.

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

Duration: This is a 12-week live virtual course.

  • The first 8 Weeks, February 5 to March 27, 2024, comprise pre-recorded classes and instructor-led live virtual meetings with the instructor.
  • The final 4 Weeks, April 1 - April 24, 2024, includes the completion of 5 projects and a capstone project to add to your portfolio and career development pathway.  For more information, please see the career opportunities section below.


Live Virtual Meetings: This course is an instructor-led live virtual course held in Zoom. 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 exercises using industry-grade 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 Zoom conference starts on February 5, 2024. Access to the Zoom conference meeting will be granted after you have registered.


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Why Choose Echolink Solutions or Our Partner Companies?

  • Diverse Opportunities: Access a range of career options within Echolink Solutions or our network of partner companies, each offering unique projects and challenges.
  • Professional Growth: Benefit from a dynamic work environment that fosters continuous learning and professional development.
  • Industry Collaboration: Join teams that collaborate with industry leaders and contribute to cutting-edge advancements in electronic data interchange.
  • Global Reach: Explore opportunities with companies that have a global presence, providing exposure to diverse markets and business landscapes.

How to Get Started:

  1. Capstone Project Completion:
    • Ensure the successful completion of your EDIFACT capstone project within the specified timeframe.
  2. Express Your Preferences:
    • Let us know your career preferences, whether you are interested in exploring opportunities with Echolink Solutions or our partner companies.
  3. Career Services Support:
    • Our dedicated career services team will assist in connecting you with potential employers based on your preferences.

Your Future Awaits: Echolink Solutions and Beyond

This is your chance to transition from academia to industry, and we are here to support you in every step of your career journey. Whether you envision yourself contributing to innovative projects at Echolink Solutions or exploring opportunities with our partner companies, the possibilities are vast.


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