Welcome to the EDI Funnies!!

We will be periodically updating this page to include EDI humor and jokes that circulate in our very small world.

If you'd like to contribute, please email info@auroraedialliance.com.  All entries will receive an Aurora EDI Alliance logoed pen.  All entries that our judges deem funny enough to be added to the page will receive a thumb drive.

July 4, 2014

July 4th EDI Fun

1.  Like July 4th, sometimes EDI causes fireworks, between IT and Sales that is.

2. The day your organization implements an EDI solution is your Independence Day from paper and human error.  Extra hot dogs for you if your EDI solution is integrated.

3. EDI and July 4th causes us to drink vodka lemonades, in excess.

4. Certain characters are illegal in EDI, as are fireworks in most neighborhoods, but we sneak them in anyway.  Then we get charge backs, from customers and from the police.

5. Playing with fireworks when you don't know what you're doing can get you burned.  Just like playing with EDI without the help of an experienced EDI solution provider can get you burned.

October 25, 2013

Seven things EDI and Halloween have in common...

  1. EDI and Halloween are both scary.
  2. They both have tricks and treats.
  3. They both turn relatively normal people into witches and trolls.
  4. They both involve copious amounts of chocolate or alcohol, sometimes both.
  5. They both sometimes involve charge backs (remember when your parents raided your take for the night?)
  6. Speaking of, big thank you to Walmart, for cheap costumes, cheap candy and EDI mandates.
  7. Lastly, EDI and Halloween both involve séances (we have all tried to contact Edward Guilbert to thank him for getting us into this mess.)

Happy Halloween from the Aurora EDI Alliance!  Stay safe…

October 24, 2012

An invoice and a purchase order enter a hot-dog eating contest…which one wins?

Answer: The purchase order…the invoice ate ten (810), but the purchase order ate fifty (850).

December 20, 2012

'Twas the Night Before Christmas: an EDI Fairytale (with sincere apologies the original author, Clement Clarke Moore.)

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the store not a PO was issued, and 860s no more.  

RFID tags hung by receiving dock with care, in hopes that the trucks soon would be there.

The clerks were all nestled at registers and stations, while visions of UPC codes danced across nations.

With the EDI manager and I in our caps, we had just settled down for 852 recaps.

When inside the server room there arose such a clatter, we ran from the cubicle to see what was the matter.

And away to that freezing room I flew like a flash, right through the door and PVC curtains in a dash.

The CFL bulb on the copy paper supply gave the lustre of mid-day to equipment I spied.

When what to my wandering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver so lively and merry, I knew in a moment it must be the X12 fairy.

More rapid than EDI his courses they came, and he whistled and shouted and called them by name.

"Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen!  On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen! 

To the top of the server, to the top of the wall!  Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

His eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how merry!  His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up tight like a bow.  His beard was as white as the copy paper below.

He spoke not a word but went straight to his work, and fixed the EDI errors without a smirk.

He then laid his finger on the side of his nose, and giving a nod, up the cooling system he rose.

He sprang to his sleigh, and to his team gave a grin, and away they flew like a 997 after an 810 came in.

But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight, "Happy holidays from Aurora EDI Allianceand to all a good night!"

April 22, 2013

GXS cartoon S.Mime Color

May 21, 2013

PO and ASN EDI Joke1