How do alternate or customer specific product IDs work on EDI 850s?

If you are importing in 850s, the trading partner may be using alternative product IDs.

Acctivate can import Customer Purchase Orders (i.e., Acctivate Sales Orders) from your EDI Trading Partner(s).  Trading Partners may not use the same Product ID, SKU or UPC that is in your Acctivate system.  Therefore, a flexible configuration exists to match their product IDs against your Acctivate data.

The following table lists the default options for matching products.  The EDI field corresponds to the column in the Item Row of the EDI Purchase Order transaction file.

EDI Field                         Location in Acctivate

Buyer Product ID              Product IDs tab on Customer Information window

Vendor Product ID           Product ID on Product Information window

UPC                                     UPC on Product Information window

Vendor Product ID           Alternate Product ID on Product Information window

Note: This is the default configuration.  Some adjustments are available if this doesn’t work for your company.

Multiple Product IDs are available on the Product Information window.


Customer (Trading Partner) IDs are located on the Product IDs tab of the Customer Information window.