What is the timeframe for EDI testing?

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A testing analyst will be assigned to your project the day after the signed testing contract is filled out completely and is received at SPS.

Please note: if there is anything missing on the contract – such as vendor number, ISA ID, or VAN – the vendor will be contacted by an SPS representative to gather the information prior to assigning the project to a testing analyst.

Within three days after a testing analyst has been assigned, the setup will be completed within our system. Once the project is set up, your analyst will send you a welcome email containing everything you need to begin testing – including ISA IDs, VAN information, and a link where you can find the EDI specifications for your trading partner.

Attached to the welcome email will also be a testing item spreadsheet. We use the item information you return in this spreadsheet to generate the test PO. We require vendors to provide this information within 5 business days or your testing analyst will send generic item data for the test PO. You will also have the option to provide a future date when you would like to start testing.

The 15 day testing window begins when the test PO has been sent, whether the POs contain generic test data or the vendor’s item information. If testing is not completed in those 15 days, talk to your testing analyst about purchasing a 15 day extension.

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We started this process on July 10th  to have Sporting Life added as a trading partner.
To date we have not received Sporting Life's purchase orders in our inbox or any update regarding testing status.  Who should be contacted to help me resolve this ugent matter? 

Thank you,
Carmela Korman
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Hi Carmela,

The process outlined above relates to vendors who are testing their internal EDI system for a partner of SPS that has outsourced their testing to SPS.

Sporting Life handles their testing in house. Because of this, we have to wait for Sporting Life to send us the test order to us to continue testing. I've asked the implementation analyst assigned to your project to reach out to you today or tomorrow.

Thank you and have a great day!
Sean Tessmer

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