What is a VAN?
Aug 14

What is a VAN?

A VAN (Value Added Network) is a communications service that is the vehicle for the exchange of EDI documents between trading partners. The VAN is the home of the EDI trading partner’s electronic mailbox, which is identified by a unique EDI ID that serves as the trading partner’s EDI address. Interconnects among VANs allow for the exchange of EDI documents between EDI trading partners whose mailboxes reside on different VANs.