VAN (Value Added Network) Communication Service VAN or Value Added Network is a third-party private network provider focused on network services including postal functions for EDI transactions. VAN services cover secure emailing, messages encryption, management reporting, and accepts different communication protocols. These VAN features enable reliable connectivity between organizations, businesses and government or private bodies. Read More →

EAN (European Article Numbering) As A European product Identifier EAN (European Article Numbering), also known as the European UPC equivalent, is a standardized 13-digit barcode. EAN (European Article Numbering) is used for identifying single items, packages as well as shipping containers. The European Article Numbering barcode system is followed worldwide. European Article Numbering code digits Read More →

UPC (Universal Product Code) – Product Information Identifier In A global Business Routing UPC (Universal Product Code) is a twelve-digit barcode printed on retail products packaging (grocery, books, magazines, cosmetics, household goods etc.) for identifying a particular merchandise item. UPC (Universal Product Code) is a type of unique code that consists of two sectors – Read More →

Data Interchange Standard Association As A Standards Foundation Data Interchange Standard Association or DISA serves as the Secretariat for ASC X12 and works on expanding electronic commerce and B2B trade providing technical and administrative support. Data Interchange Standard Association assists businesses and organizations in improving electronic business processes and their cost reduction, increasing trade productivity Read More →

E-commerce: A Business Communication Initiative E-commerce (Electronic Commerce) is a business-to-business (B2B) initiative aimed at communicating business transaction documents on a real-time or near real-time basis. E-commerce can be established between known trading partners, such as suppliers, customers and, increasingly, between a supplier’s supplier or a customer’s customer. This is the movement from simple B2B Read More →

Area Transaction Set (Electronic Data Interchange) Definition Area Transaction Set in Electronic Data Interchange means a predefined area within a transaction set (header, detail or summary) that contains segments and their attributes. As we know, a transaction can be divided into four information sections – envelope, header, detail, and summary. For EDI document transmission special segments Read More →

Pretty Good Privacy: Safe And Reliable Encryption Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is an encryption computer program that provides safe communication and data exchange online. Pretty Good Privacy allows cryptographic privacy and data authentication and is used for signing, encrypting/decrypting texts, e-mails, files. With Pretty Good Privacy e-mail communication becomes more secure. We all know that Read More →

Medicare EDI Acronyms and Definitions Medicare EDI terms given below are represented by acronyms and definitions as assistance to understand the Medicare EDI terminology used in health care and insurance. EDI – Electronic Data Interchange – the process of using nationally established standards to exchange electronic information between business entities. HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Read More →

CPFR Model – Modern Concept Of Business Efficiency CPFR Model also known as Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment was developed by VICS in 1998. Actually, it is a nine-step process that aims to enhance supply chain integration. In simple words, CPFR Model helps to share forecast and planning information among several business partners and serves Read More →