EDI plays a critical role in operating a business in today’s globalized economy. To facilitate the electronic exchange of business information, standards have to be developed.
In the U.S., these standards are referred to as ASC-X12 and are developed by a group of the same name chartered in 1979 by the American National Standards Association. X12 facilitates electronic business transactions by establishing a common, uniform language.
These EDI standards make it possible to conduct nearly all B2B transactions over a computer – in fact, there are over 275 unique transaction sets for a wide variety of industries.
The ASC-X12 committee is broken down into five different subcommittees: Communications and Control, Finance, Government, Insurance and Transportation.
Learn more about the organization and how they develop the EDI standards that are so important for your business to operate efficiently a new article entitled Uniform Standards Assures EDI Solutions Effectively Exchange Information between Computer Systems at the IT knowledge center ITstaffing-e.org.