Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) was the standard for exchanging business transactions, purchase orders, invoices, shipping notices, and electronic funds transfers for over 25 years. In the last 10 years, EDI evolved with newer technology, especially with the ubiquity of the Internet. Because of these technological advancements, EDI is nearly as easy to use as email and is no longer an option for doing business. Instead, EDI is a business requirement. One of the major concerns of IT and business decision makers responsible for managing supply chains and the activities of their trading partners is how to enable more effective collaboration with business partners that have individual regulatory requirements.