B2C

What is Electronic Business-to-Consumer Model? Business to Consumer electronic commerce is the process of selling products and services directly between businesses and the end-users online. Therefore, B2C companies can be described as companies that sell directly to end consumers. For example, a consumer buys devices, toys, grocery, and wear on the website of a definite company Read More →

Data Element Length

What does it mean – Data Element Length? Different EDI standards contain different sets of data elements related to that definite standard. Data elements dictionary provides various information about each data element including its length. Data Element Length is the range, minimum to maximum, of the number of character positions available to represent the value Read More →

B2B

B2B (Business-to-Business) Relationships B2B model means a type of business relationships where two companies sell products or services to each other. This model does not refer to companies and end consumers’ relationships (business-to-consumer or consumer-to-business models). B2B may be treated as supportive enterprise relationships between two business to reach the benefits goal, e.g. between manufacturer Read More →

HIPAA EDI Acronyms

HIPAA EDI Acronyms and Definitions Learn basic HIPAA EDI acronyms and definitions to understand the terminology used in health care CMS guidelines. EDI – Electronic Data Interchange – the process of using nationally established standards to exchange electronic information between business entities. HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 – legislation that mandated that Read More →

UCC

UCC (Uniform Code Council): Promoting Global Business Standards UCC (stands for Uniform Code Council) is an organization that establishes and promotes multi-industry standards for product identification and related electronic communication including B2B. Until 1972 Uniform Code Council was known as the Uniform Grocery Product Code Council. The goal of UCC is to enhance the global Read More →

EDI Terminology

EDI Terminology: Basic Terms For Usage In order to understand the process of EDI communication more thoroughly we refer to the below listed terms that describe particular elements of EDI transaction. Segment: Segments are what make up an EDI document. Segments consist of data elements that are logically related. The following is an example of the Read More →

GS1 EANCOM

GS1 EANCOM Standard GS1 EANCOM is a subset of the UN/EDIFACT standard (United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport). EANCOM contains only the message elements required by business applications and mandated by the syntax. Omitted are optional elements not relevant for GS1 users. EANCOM are Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards so that Read More →

Interoperability Testing

Interoperability Testing In Electronic Data Interchange Interoperability Testing is a kind of software checking that confirms whether the definite software can interoperate with partner software or its components. The successful results of interoperability testing proves the required functionality between communicating systems as required by specifications. There are different levels of EDI interoperability testing: Physical Interoperability Read More →

837 Healthcare Claim

837 Healthcare Claim Implementation Guides 837 healthcare claim can be compared to an invoice in the merchandising world. However, it is much more complicated than that and some consider it to be the most complicated EDI transaction set. The purpose of this transaction is to submit healthcare billing information from providers of healthcare services to payers, either directly or Read More →

EDI FTP Protocol

EDI FTP Connection Method EDI FTP is an extremely popular method used for transmitting data directly. A lot of companies, who have switched off the VAN, have selected FTP as a method to connect directly to trading partners. Several methods can be used to ensure that the FTP transmission is secure. FTP/S and SFTP provide Read More →