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Merck is a multinational pharmaceutical and chemical company with over 40,000 employees in 67 countries and total income of around 9,3 billion euros (2010).
Merck operates under the auspices of Merck KGaA, with headquarters in Darmstadt (Germany). Merck activities are grouped under Merck KGaA, whose shares are held by the Merck family with approximately 70%. It is the world's oldest chemical and pharmaceutical company (dating back to 1668). 

EDI - Electronic Data Interchange

Merck has an XML/EDI solution for electronic data exchange with its business partners, streamlining the process of integrating these documents with the internal management system by fully automating the generation, transmission and reception processes from its own ERP.  


Merck deploys an e-Invoicing platform that allows sending of electronic invoices in compliance with current legislation at all times and in line with the different customers’ requirements. This solution simplifies the issuing and sending processes of all types of invoices on the basis of the ERP data of the client, who only needs to record the document in the management system and indicate its destination. The Merck customer billing solution takes care of recognising the addressee, adapting the invoice to the standard agreed with the client, signing it and setting up the mechanism required by the regulations at all times and forwarding it to the customer securely.  


Merck is part of EDICOMNet, one of the main trading partner communities for the exchange of electronic transactions in B2B environments.
The presence of Merck in EDICOMNet guarantees access to the vast majority of business partners, simplifying the sending and receiving of structured business documents (EDIFACT, X12, XML, UBL…) with full guarantees and maximum security.
Using EDICOMNet also ensures access to trading partners in other private networks, through the multiple interconnection agreements EDICOM maintains with the major Value Added Networks worldwide.