The EDI 997 transaction set, more commonly known as the Functional Acknowledgment or FA, is sent by one trading party to acknowledge the receipt of other EDI transaction sets previously sent by another trading party.
The EDI 997 is always sent by both buyer and seller as a way of ensuring that the communication of the EDI 997 was successful. Through the EDI 997 transaction set, trading partners can analyze which EDI transactions were successful and which had issues that need to be rectified.
It is important to note that when you receive an EDI 997 in response to an EDI transaction set sent previously, it only acknowledges that your EDI transaction set was received and was processed by your trading partner. It does not provide any indication that the trading partner agrees with the contents of the transaction set, or that the transaction has met all their business requirements.
At B2BGateway we handle all EDI 997 transaction sets on behalf of our clients free of charge. For further information on the EDI 997 and the free service offered by B2BGateway, please visit us online at www.B2BGateway.Net, email Sales@B2BGateway.Net or call 401-401-9595 extension 5.