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Global EDI Standards

POPULAR GLOBAL EDI STANDARDS

There are many EDI standards but what do they all mean and where are they used?

ASCx12
EDIfact

ASC-X12

  • Developed by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1979.
  • Most popular EDI transaction set in North America.
  • Transaction sets given numeric values, e.g. PO = 850, Invoice = 810 etc.
  • Multiple standards within X12, 4010, 4030, 5010 etc.

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EDIFACT

  • Developed by the United Nations (UN) in 1986.
  • Most popular EDI transaction set outside of N. America. Mostly used in Europe &Far East.
  • Transaction sets given names. PO = ORDERS, Invoice = INVOIC, etc.
  • Multiple standards within EDIFACT. Most popular current standard is D96A.

TRADACOMS

  • Developed by the United Kingdom Retail Sector in 1982.
  • Had been most popular EDI Transaction Set in UK but is now being over taken by EDIFACT.
  • Still used today by UK retailers but is slowly being phased out and replaced by EDIFACT subset Eancom.
PEPPOL
OIOUBL
ODETTE

PEPPOL

  • Established by EU in 2012 after testing Pilot Projects since 2008.
  • Standard used to send e-Invoices to EU government and public sector bodies.
  • Network of Approved PEPPOL providers has been established.
  • B2BGateway helped Irish Gov’t to run PEPPOL project and meet requirements.

OIOUBL

  • Developed in 2010 and predominantly used in Danish and Scandinavian markets.
  • Subset of UBL 2.0 (Universal Business Language).
  • Still in its infancy.

ODETTE

  • Developed by European Automotive Manufacturers in 1984.
  • Widely used throughout the Automotive sector.
  • Established Communication Protocol OFTP.
  • Transaction sets are based on EDIFACT messaging.

EDI TRANSACTION SET ASC-X12 EDIFACT
Purchase Order 850 ORDERS
Purchase Order Acknowledgement 855 ORERSP
Purchase Order Change 860 ORDCHG
Invoice 810 INVOIC
Payment Order / Remittance Advice 820 REMADV
Advance Ship Notice (ASN) 856 DESADV
Planning Schedule / Material Release 830 DELFOR
Payment Order / Remittance Advice 820 REMADV
Price Sales Catalogue 832 PRICAT
Inventory Advice 846 INRPT

CHECK OUT FULL LIST AND DEFINITIONS OF X12 EDI DOCUMENTS