7.0 THE CONCEPT

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PIPENET Conventions for EDI Section 7

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PIPENET Conventions for EDI Section 7


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1994



1994 (and later)

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Use of this copyrighted material is subject to the PIDX End User License Agreement available at
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Each user agrees to such End User License Agreement by making any use of the copyrighted mater
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This document was prepared and is maintained in accordance with the PIDX Procedures for Standards Development,

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a copy of which is available at
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PIPENET Conventions for EDI Section 7



7.
0

TH
E

CONCEPT


7.1

The

Concept

Th
e

Electroni
c

exchang
e

o
f

dat
a

betwee
n

computer
s

i
s

no
t

a

ne
w

co
n
-

cep
t

t
o

th
e

petroleu
m

industry
.

Proprietar
y

system
s

hav
e

bee
n

i
n

exis
t
-

enc
e

fo
r

mor
e

tha
n

a

decade
.

Wh
y

th
e

tremendou
s

interes
t

i
n

ED
I

today?
Wha
t

i
s

ED
I

an
d

ho
w

ha
s

i
t

evolved
?

Th
e

answer
s

t
o

thes
e

question
s

will
follo
w

a
s

w
e

understan
d

th
e

concep
t

an
d

capabilitie
s

o
f

EDI.


ED
I

i
s

define
d

a
s

th
e

electroni
c

transmissio
n

o
f

busines
s

document
s

i
n

a
standar
d

forma
t

betwee
n

tw
o

companies
.

Th
e

definitio
n

ca
n

b
e

expanded
furthe
r

t
o

includ
e

th
e

electroni
c

transmissio
n

o
f

busines
s

document
s

from
th
e

applicatio
n

progra
m

o
f

on
e

compute
r

t
o

th
e

applicatio
n

progra
m

of
anothe
r

compute
r

withi
n

th
e

framewor
k

o
f

a

standar
d

format
.

Th
e

ke
y

el
e
-

ment
s

i
n

th
e

framewor
k

o
f

a

standar
d

format
.

Th
e

ke
y

element
s

i
n

the
definitio
n

ar
e

‘‘busines
s

documents’


an
d

‘‘standar
d

format’’









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ED
I

i
s

no
t

a

compute
r

technolog
y

advancemen
t

althoug
h

i
t

benefit
s

from
on
e

-

th
e

persona
l

computer
.

Instead
,

ED
I

i
s

a

techniqu
e

tha
t

reduces
cost
s

an
d

error
s

associate
d

wit
h

a

pape
r

documen
t

an
d

environment.
ED
I

replace
s

th
e

mai
l

deliver
y

an
d

reentr
y

o
f

document
s

wit
h

the
electroni
c

mailbo
x

an
d

th
e

deliver
y

o
f

you
r

busines
s

documen
t

directl
y

to
you
r

compute
r

applicatio
n

program.


Th
e

nee
d

fo
r

ED
I

become
s

apparen
t

whe
n

cos
t

efficiencie
s

ar
e

d
e
-

mande
d

b
y

th
e

competitiv
e

environmen
t

o
f

ou
r

industry.

Prolificatio
n

o
f

persona
l

computers









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CCES
S
R
AM
P

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n

Publishin
g

Company

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Convention
s

fo
r

EDI






Sectio
n

7

Availabilit
y

o
f

thir
d

part
y

networks

Widel
y

accepte
d

publi
c

standard
s

suc
h

a
s

AS
C

X12


7.2

Prolification

of

Personal

Computers

Enormou
s

technologica
l

breakthrough
s

hav
e

occurre
d

i
n

computer
s

over
th
e

las
t

decade
,

bu
t

th
e

primar
y

benefi
t

associate
d

wit
h

th
e

P
C

boo
m

has
bee
n

les
s

expensiv
e

hardwar
e

an
d

software
.

Thi
s

permitte
d

companies,
larg
e

an
d

small
,

t
o

participat
e

i
n

ED
I

o
n

a
n

equa
l

basis
.

Althoug
h

many
companie
s

hav
e

ED
I

application
s

residin
g

o
n

mainfram
e

compute
r

pro
c
-

essors
,

i
t

i
s

no
t

necessar
y

fo
r

smalle
r

companie
s

t
o

mak
e

equivalen
t

har
d
-

war
e

an
d

softwar
e

investment
s

i
n

orde
r

t
o

participat
e

i
n

EDI
.

Th
e

current
technolog
y

o
f

persona
l

computer
s

couple
d

wit
h

economicall
y

price
d

EDI
softwar
e

mak
e

i
t

possibl
e

fo
r

smal
l

corporation
s

o
r

eve
n

department
s

of
large
r

corporation
s

t
o

proces
s

dat
a

thoroug
h

EDI
.

Clearly
,

th
e

prolifer
a
-

tio
n

o
f

PC
s

an
d

associate
d

communication
s

an
d

ED
I

softwar
e

hav
e

cr
e
-

ate
d

a

willingnes
s

b
y

ma
n

companie
s

t
o

participat
e

i
n

ED
I

projects. Therefore
,

a

critica
l

mas
s

o
f

ED
I

user
s

ca
n

b
e

attaine
d

an
d

succes
s

is mor
e

easil
y

an
d

quickl
y

achieved






SEPTEMBER

1993


7.1


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This document was prepared and is maintained in accordance with the PIDX Procedures for Standards Development,

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a copy of which is available at
www.pidx.org/antitrust
.




INDUSTRY

CONVENTIONS


A

PIDX

IMPLEMENTATION
FOR

ASC

X12

TRANSACTION

SETS



GUIDE

FOR

EDI

7.3

Third

Party

Networks

Th
e

thir
d

part
y

networ
k

provide
r

i
s

th
e

clearinghous
e

fo
r

electroni
c

doc
u
-

ment
s

lik
e

th
e

U.S
.

Posta
l

syste
m

i
s

fo
r

pape
r

documents
.

Th
e

ke
y

fe
a
-

ture
s

tha
t

a

thir
d

part
y

networ
k

provide
r

contribute
s

t
o

successfu
l

ED
I

are:

A

mai
l

boxin
g

syste
m

wit
h

sufficien
t

capacit
y

t
o

dea
l

wit
h

enormous
numbe
r

o
f

documents

A

ver
y

secur
e

compute
r

an
d

communication
s

environmen
t

wit
h

easy
loca
l

acces
s

ove
r

a

wid
e

sprea
d

geographica
l

area

Simpl
e

communication
s

an
d

transparen
t

connectivit
y

regardles
s

of
th
e

varyin
g

hardware
,

software
,

communication
s

protocol
,

an
d

tran
s
-

missio
n

lin
e

speeds.

Accountabilit
y

o
f

th
e

transmitte
d

document
s

mus
t

b
e

maintaine
d

from
th
e

momen
t

i
t

enter
s

th
e

networ
k

unti
l

i
t

i
s

receive
d

b
y

th
e

trading
partner
.

Th
e

documen
t

shoul
d

b
e

tim
e

stampe
d

an
d

provid
e

a
n

audit
trai
l

a
t

th
e

followin
g

junctures:

a
.

Whe
n

th
e

documen
t

firs
t

enter
s

th
e

network

b
.

Whe
n

th
e

documen
t

i
s

place
d

i
n

th
e

tradin
g

partner’
s

mailbox
c
.

Whe
n

th
e

documen
t

i
s

retrieve
d

b
y

th
e

tradin
g

partner

Th
e

capabilit
y

o
f

retrievin
g

mishandle
d

o
r

los
t

document
s

easily
.

R
e
-

cover
y

capabilit
y

t
o

rerea
d

documents.

Th
e

networ
k

an
d

clearin
g

hous
e

mus
t

b
e

continuousl
y

available.
Nearl
y

2
4

hour
s

pe
r

da
y

u
p

time

Th
e

abilit
y

t
o

translat
e

an
d

complianc
e

chec
k

document
s

tha
t

must
pas
s

betwee
n

multipl
e

standard
s

o
r

networks

Th
e

abilit
y

t
o

sen
d

document
s

t
o

othe
r

thir
d

part
y

networ
k

providers


7.4

Public

Standards

ED
I

ha
s

resulte
d

fro
m

th
e

effort
s

o
f

th
e

Transportatio
n

Dat
a

Coordinating
Committe
e

(TDCC)
.

I
t

evolve
d

fro
m

specifi
c

industrie
s

tha
t

wer
e

looking
fo
r

cos
t

saving
s

an
d

efficiencie
s

associate
d

wit
h

th
e

reductio
n

o
f

pape
r
-

work
.

Th
e

automotiv
e

industr
y

wa
s

sufferin
g

throug
h

th
e

glu
t

o
f

foreig
n

i
m
-

port
s

an
d

wa
s

i
n

desperat
e

nee
d

o
f

reducin
g

cost
s

t
o

remai
n

competitive.
Thus
,

industr
y

specifi
c

standard
s

emerged
,

suc
h

a
s

th
e

Automotiv
e

Indu
s
-

tr
y

Actio
n

Grou
p

(AIAG)
,

an
d

th
e

aftermarke
t

automotiv
e

parts
,

Manufa
c
-

turer
s

Equipmen
t

Managemen
t

Associatio
n

(MEMA)
.

Thes
e

standards
prove
d

t
o

b
e

effectiv
e

whe
n

dealin
g

wit
h

companie
s

withi
n

thei
r

specific
industries
;

howeve
r

i
t

becam
e

apparen
t

a
s

th
e

automotiv
e

companies
bough
t

steel
,

rubber
,

an
d

electronic
s

tha
t

th
e

nee
d

fo
r

a

standar
d

co
m
-

mo
n

t
o

man
y

industrie
s

wa
s

required
.

Thu
s

America
n

Nationa
l

Standards
Institut
e

(Accredite
d

Standard
s

Committee
)

X1
2

standard
s

evolved.

Ther
e

wa
s

no
t

onl
y

a

nee
d

t
o

sen
d

busines
s

document
s

t
o

supplier
s

of
othe
r

industries


ther
e

wa
s

als
o

a

nee
d

t
o

dea
l

wit
h

document
s

assoc
i
-

ate
d

wit
h

shippin
g

o
f

th
e

produc
t

vi
a

truck
,

rai
l

o
r

ship
.

Th
e

transportation
need
s

create
d

th
e

requiremen
t

fo
r

AS
C

X1
2

an
d

TDC
C

t
o

becom
e

more
compatible
.

Thus
,

a

committe
e

know
n

a
s

th
e

Join
t

ED
I

Committe
e

was
establishe
d

fo
r

thi
s

purpose
.

Althoug
h

effort
s

continu
e

an
d

tim
e

brings
bot
h

standard
s

together
,

difference
s

remain
,

thu
s

requirin
g

translatio
n

b
e
-

twee
n

standards
.

Th
e

succes
s

o
f

ED
I

depend
s

o
n

a
n

ope
n

architecture.

A

PIDX

IMPLEMENTATION



INDUSTRY

CONVENTIONS
GUIDE

FOR

EDI


FOR

ASC

X12

TRANSACTION

SETS

Standard
s

suc
h

a
s

ANS
I

X1
2

ar
e

th
e

singl
e

mos
t

importan
t

facto
r

t
o

a
t
-

tainin
g

a
n

ope
n

syste
m

architectur
e

fo
r

EDI
.

A
n

ope
n

syste
m

architecture
simpl
y

mean
s

tha
t

a

tradin
g

company
,

regardles
s

o
f

industry
,

ca
n

trade
busines
s

document
s

wit
h

anothe
r

compan
y

whethe
r

i
t

i
s

o
r

i
s

no
t

i
n

a

sim
i
-

la
r

industry
.

Th
e

nee
d

fo
r

industr
y

specifi
c

document
s

ha
s

no
t

decreased
wit
h

tim
e

no
r

wit
h

th
e

adven
t

o
f

AS
C

X12
.

However
,

th
e

approac
h

t
o

e
s
-

tablishin
g

industr
y

specifi
c

document
s

ha
s

changes
.

Industrie
s

n
o

longer
attemp
t

t
o

creat
e

thei
r

ow
n

standard


instead
,

industrie
s

wor
k

withi
n

the
framewor
k

o
f

AS
C

X12
.

Industr
y

specifi
c

documentatio
n

i
s

create
d

t
o

f
a
-

cilitat
e

trading
.

Specification
s

fo
r

thes
e

busines
s

document
s

ar
e

usually
create
d

b
y

industr
y

societie
s

whos
e

purpos
e

i
s

t
o

embrac
e

th
e

need
s

of
thei
r

industr
y

an
d

develo
p

tool
s

fo
r

th
e

benefi
t

o
f

thei
r

membership
.

Cu
r
-

rently
,

th
e

PIDX

throug
h

th
e

tas
k

forc
e

o
n

ele
c
-

troni
c

dat
a

interchang
e

i
s

workin
g

i
n

th
e

are
a

o
f

pipelin
e

transportatio
n

to develo
p

a

se
t

o
f

te
n

pipelin
e

industr
y

specifi
c

busines
s

document
s

within th
e

AS
C

X1
2

framework
.

Thi
s

documen
t

wil
l

assis
t

thos
e

pipelin
e

and
shippe
r

companie
s

wh
o

wis
h

t
o

trad
e

busines
s

document
s

utilizin
g

ASC X1
2

wit
h

othe
r

companies.


7.2

SEPTEMBER

1993

SEPTEMBER

1993


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Each user agrees to such End User License Agreement by making any use of the copyrighted mater
ial.


This document was prepared and is maintained in accordance with the PIDX Procedures for Standards Development,

a copy of which is available at
www.pidx.org/procedures
, and the PIDX Antitrust Guidelines,
a copy of which is available at
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PIPENET Conventions for EDI Section 7

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PIPENET Conventions for EDI Section 7


Document ID:
01
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283
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25
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50
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1994



1994 (and later)

© PIDX, Inc. 2011

Use of this copyrighted material is subject to the PIDX End User License Agreement available at
www.pidx.org/license
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Each user agrees to such End User License Agreement by making any use of the copyrighted mater
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This document was prepared and is maintained in accordance with the PIDX Procedures for Standards Development,

a copy of which is available at
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, and the PIDX Antitrust Guidelines,
a copy of which is available at
www.pidx.org/antitrust
.













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PIPENET Conventions for EDI Section 7

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PIPENET Conventions for EDI Section 7


Document ID:
01
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283
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25
-
50
-
1994



1994 (and later)

© PIDX, Inc. 2011

Use of this copyrighted material is subject to the PIDX End User License Agreement available at
www.pidx.org/license
.

Each user agrees to such End User License Agreement by making any use of the copyrighted mater
ial.


This document was prepared and is maintained in accordance with the PIDX Procedures for Standards Development,

a copy of which is available at
www.pidx.org/procedures
, and the PIDX Antitrust Guidelines,
a copy of which is available at
www.pidx.org/antitrust
.





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