Overview: In 1979, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) chartered the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 to develop uniform standards for inter-industry electronic interchange of business transactions and electronic data interchange (EDI). Its main objective is to develop standards to facilitate electronic interchange relating to such business transactions as order placement and processing, shipping and receiving information, invoicing, payment and cash application data, and data to and from entities involved in finance, insurance, education, and state and federal governments. ASC X12 develops and maintains the X12 EDI and CICA standards along with XML schemas which drive business processes globally. X12 standards facilitate business transactions by establishing a common, uniform business language for computers to communicate.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.x12.org/x12org/subcommittees/dev/index.cfm
IPR Policy: Available at: http://www.x12.org/x12org/Subcommittees/PP/ASCPROC/ASC%20X12%20SD1%20Feb2011.pdf
Current Status: Active