Global EDI Standards

POPULAR GLOBAL EDI STANDARDS

EDI standards are formats for EDI documents that specify what information goes where within an EDI document. Usually your specific industry or trading partners will determine which EDI standard your organization must use.

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.
  • TrueCommerce 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 SETASC-X12EDIFACT
Purchase Order850ORDERS
Purchase Order Acknowledgement855ORERSP
Purchase Order Change860ORDCHG
Invoice810INVOIC
Payment Order / Remittance Advice820REMADV
Advance Ship Notice (ASN)856DESADV
Planning Schedule / Material Release830DELFOR
Price Sales Catalogue832PRICAT
Inventory Advice846INRPT

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