Standards, Proprietary

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Standards, Proprietary


Proprietary standards are developed by business partners to meet their specific needs and do not fit into the systems of standards developed by recognized Standards Bodies worldwide.

Use case:

An example use case of proprietary standards is when two companies collaborate to develop a customized EDI application that caters to their unique requirements. This application may include specific EDI messages structured hastily that does not conform to the generic standards developed by Standards Bodies.

Example of script code:

from EDIconnect import EDIProcessor

def generate_custom_edi_message(order_details):
# Generate custom EDI message
edi_message = “<EDI>{}</EDI>”.format(order_details)
return edi_message

def process_custom_edi_message(edi_message):
# Process custom EDI message
# Implement logic for processing the EDI message
process_result = “<Processed>{}</Processed>”.format(edi_message)
return process_result

# Usage example
order = {
“product”: “Product1”,
“quantity”: 10,
“price”: 100.00

custom_edi_message = generate_custom_edi_message(order)
processed_message = process_custom_edi_message(custom_edi_message)

print(“Generated custom EDI message:”, custom_edi_message)
print(“Processed custom EDI message:”, processed_message)

Best practices:

  1. Clear documentation of the standards: Develop and thoroughly document the proprietary standard you are using, including the message structure and formatting conventions. This facilitates understanding and effective communication between business partners.
  2. Close communication and collaboration: Ensure that the business partners using the proprietary standard are involved in the development and updating process of the standard. Open communication and close collaboration contribute to maintaining a robust proprietary standard that is tailored to the needs of both parties.
  3. Rigorous testing and validation: Conduct detailed testing and validation to ensure that the EDI messages conforming to the proprietary standard are accurate and compatible with the applications and systems used by business partners. Perform compatibility and interoperability testing to prevent errors and issues during data exchange.

To benefit from a comprehensive EDI environment and facilitate data exchange, you can utilize the EDIconnect platform, which is an EDI solution provider. This platform supports the implementation and management of both generic standards developed by Standards Bodies and customized proprietary standards tailored to the specific needs of business partners.