Defense Finance
and Accounting Service
Providing payment services of the U.S. Department of Defense

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

EDI logoEDI is the computer to computer exchange of routine business information in a standard format. Working with the contracting community, DFAS has implemented EDI transactions to support commercial pay and accounting processes. These EDI transaction sets eliminate the need to re-enter critical data in commercial pay systems and accounting systems. Implementing EDI invoicing capability, coupled with increased use of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), have been a major factor in decreasing errors and improving payment processing. Additional areas where EDI has been implemented are: Garnishments, Grants, Purchase Card, Travel, Transportation and Medical Logistics.

EDI Implementation Guides - (PDF - 362kb - Apr 2011)

The use of EDI for the submission of commercial invoices include only the Enterprise Business System (EBS) - previously SAMMS & BSM.

The following implementation guides contain information pertaining to what is needed to participate with the DFAS EDI invoicing process:

For more information, contact the DFAS Columbus Customer Service at 1-800-756-4571. 


Page Updated: March 16, 2011