Common EDI Vocabulary

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UCC
The Uniform Code Council. The organization that oversees the standards for product identification and related electronic communications. The UCC oversaw the Universal Product Code (UPC) in the United States – now superseded by GTINs – as well as Uniform Communication Standards (UCS) for EDI in the grocery industry and Warehouse Information Network Standards (WINS) in the warehousing and transportation industry.
UCS
A subset of the ANSI X12 EDI standard.
UDDI
Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration. It is an XML-based registry for businesses worldwide to list themselves on the internet.
UN/CEFACT
The United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business. It supports activities dedicated to improving the ability of business, trade and administrative organizations to exchange products and services effectively.
User
An entity, either an individual or a company, who utilizes a computer or system of standards for a specific purpose like EDI.
User Group
An organization of individuals and/or companies who come together to deal with the needs of those who wish to employ a technique or technology in a unified manner. User groups are discussion organizations.
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