While on the surface, there are few economic or strategic reasons for organizations to persist with electronic data interchange (EDI), many seem reluctant to adopt the alternative at this stage. In fact, there has been almost negligible growth in the number of organizations replacing their
EDI-based systems with XML.
(for reformatting e-business documents), ASN , CRM Integration , and the eBridge Software Development Kit . Epicor also partners with ACOM , whose EZConnect engine also allows trading partners to exchange documents in compliance with EDI, XML, and other structured data formats. Furthermore, a small ERP vendor, IQMS , which might occasionally compete with MBS Great Plains or Navision in certain industries, has a native EDI module that supports ANSI X12, EDIFACT, and Odette file formats. It is XML enabled