What is the Difference Between API and EDI?

Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, is the electronic interchange of business information using a standardized format. Basically, EDI allows one company to send information to another electronically without the use of paper. 

When coordinating the movement of freight, shippers need a reliable way of exchanging data and carriers must comply with consumers’ demands for increased visibility and transparency. The most common solution to this requirement is to utilize EDI or API Integrations.

Application Programming Interface, or API, is the integration between a cloud software system and computer system that allows the transfer of information back and forth.