Monday, July 25, 2011
ProBuild is in the process of enhancing the EDI 850 to include Job Number in a REF segment with a JB qualifier and to add “Balance” to PO113 to identify balance or vary items.
The plan is for ProBuild to start using the Balance Item identifier starting on July 28. The projected date for implementing Job Number is August 22. This notification is being sent to all suppliers to provide advanced notice of the upcoming enhancements. Please plan your development to accommodate these changes to the 850 if your business with ProBuild requires the exchange of Job Number and/or Balance Item. These enhancements are optional in the 850 so they will not impact your mapping if you do not require the exchange of this information.