EDIFACT: History and Organizational Structure EDIFACT is an acronym for EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport. It coordinates international standardization by working through the UN/ECE (United Nations/Economic Commission for Europe). EDIFACT standards are mostly used in Europe. This post will introduce general terms and organizational concepts necessary to understand proper usage of the standard. As we have Read More →

EDI Sarbanes-Oxley Act Definition and Meaning EDI Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was created as a response to corporate fraud scandals such as the Enron, Arthur Anderson and WorldCom scandal. All publicly traded companies who are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) must comply with EDI Sarbanes-Oxley. EDI falls under the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 Read More →

271 ASC X12 Premium Payment Grace Period Notification: public review of Implementation Guide (007030X344) 271 ASC X12 Premium Payment Grace Period Notification Implementation Guide (007030X344) was developed by Insurance Subcommittee of ASC X12. Now this guide is available for public view. During this period the committee will provide an informational forum where the audience can discuss the document, review comments and Read More →

HIPAA History, Rules and Regulations In 1996, President Clinton responded to the need for more efficient healthcare services at lower costs. The solution was signing into law the Kennedy-Kassebaum Act. This act is also known as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It makes standards for healthcare EDI under the rules of the Department of Read More →

Health Care EDI Fundamental Standards and WEDI Before speaking about Health Care EDI standardization, let us figure out brief history of EDI standards. In 1975 the TDCC (Transportation Data Coordinating Committee) gathered representatives from the transportation industry to create a first set of formal EDI transaction standards. These transaction sets were primarily created for the Read More →

GS1 Standard Usage For Electronic Data Interchange GS1 Standard history is closely connected to a bar code. Today bar code is a usual thing. But its history began in 1974 when a chewing gum with a barcode on it was scanned for the first time. That day set further development of the global bar-coding including EDI Read More →

EDI Standards: The Developement of Global Data Standartization EDI Standards History may be connected to 1968 when the United States Transportation Data Coordinating Committee (TDCC) was created for working on standard for electronic documents interchange in automotive and railway industries. Further development of the standard and therefore EDI Standards was given to American National Standards Institute (ANSI). EDI Read More →

EANCOM Messages basic information and examples EANCOM messages standard combines comprehensive and logic messaging scenarios. Commercial organizations choose messages and scenarios depending on their personal industrial needs. EANCOM messages (Master Data) This type contains rarely changing data (goods characteristics, companies’ names and requisites, surnames and positions of the responsible personnel etc.): Message “Information about participant” Read More →

EANCOM standard history, developement and up-to-date position EANCOM Standard was a project of the General EAN Assembly. Association EAN International and its members have been involved in EDI process since 1972.  Taking into account quick development of communications and technologies in EDI industry, The General EAN Assembly decided to release a special project for global Read More →

EDI Standardization – a global solution for succesfull business operations EDI Standardization is what set EDI apart from other electronic methods of transferring data. Before getting into details about administration of EDI standards such as ANSI ASC X12 or UN/EDIFACT, it is important to understand why standards are used. Companies such as Target and Wal-Mart have Read More →