EDI is the computer-to-computer exchange of normal business transactions including payments, information exchange and purchase order requests. The most basic EDI line consists of a computer-to-computer link. The second level incorporates an application-to-application design where individual companies links a minimum of one of their in-house systems to the EDI interface. The most elaborate version of EDI actually transforms the way business procedures are executed to gain optimal productivity. These involve trend-institutions that evolve into a centralized EDI-based functions.