Supported EDI Standards

RedTail Solutions supports all of the major EDI standards that enable companies to communicate with each other, regardless of their internal systems. These standards must be adhered to in order to preserve the foundation on which data is exchanged. Brief overviews of these standards are listed below:

See a more extensive glossary of EDI terms on the TrueCommerce website.

Data Transformation and Translation

ASC X12 – Chartered by ANSI (the American National Standards Institute) the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 develops, maintains, interprets, publishes and promotes the proper use of Electronic Data Interchange Standards.  The ASC X12 standard has become the de-facto standard of choice for US-based EDI operations.

EDIFACT – UN/EDIFACT (United Nations/Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce, and Transport) is the international EDI standard developed under the United Nations.  The work of maintenance and further development of this standard is done through the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) under the UN Economic Commission for Europe.  EDIFACT has been adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as the ISO standard ISO 9735 and has become the de-facto standard of choice for international EDI operations.

XML – Extensible Markup Language

GS1-128 LABELS – Standard labeling format with correspondence to Advanced Ship Notice (856) – RedTail EDI provides the ability to create the GS1-128 labels directly to your dedicated printer, or to produce in PDF format that can be sent to remote printers.  [GS1-128 labels were formerly called UCC-128 labels.]

GS1/EAN/UCC – Standards for data synchronization established by the Global Data Synchronization Network. [In 2005 the code standards organizations EAN International and Uniform Code Council adopted the name GS1, however the older names are often used.]

Communication Protocols

AS2 – Applicability Statement describing how current Internet standards can be used to achieve this functionality for Process-to-Process (real-time) EDI based on MIME and HTTP.

sFTP– secure file transfer

VAN – Value Added Networks (see our partners)