GS1 EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) provides global standards for electronic business messaging that allow automation of business transactions commonly occurring across the entire supply chain.
It covers master data alignment, order and delivery and financial settlement management, as well as transport and warehouse management. The main business partners in scope for this are retailers, manufacturers, material suppliers and logistic service providers.
GS1 has currently three sets of complementary EDI standards:
- GS1 EANCOM®
- GS1 XML
- GS1 UN/CEFACT XML
- GS1 UBL is also under consideration as part of the GS1 EDI Strategy 2018-2020
They are being implemented in parallel by different users, although XML is better adapted to exchange information using the internet-based technologies.
Who is using GS1 EDI standards?
The GS1 Global Office runs the annual survey aimed at assessing the state of the EDI community worldwide. It measures the implementation of the EDI standards in countries where there are GS1 Member Organisations.
The results are published in two formats:
EDI Standards in the GS1 Community 2018 – Executive Summary of results
EDI Standards in the GS1 Community 2018– Full report with detailed results
Did you know that in 2018
- GS1 EANCOM standards were implemented by almost 120,000 companies from 43 countries
- GS1 XML standards were implemented by almost 45,000 companies from 25 countries
- The three most used messages are: Order; Invoice; & Despatch Advice (also known as Advanced Ship Notice)