This International Standard specifies the framework for co-ordinating the integration of existing standards and the development of future standards for the inter-working of organisations via Open-edi and provides a reference for those standards. As such it serves to guide the standards work necessary to accomplish Open-edi by providing the context to be used by developers of standards to ensure the coherence and integration of related standardised modelling and descriptive techniques, services, sewice interfaces, and protocols.
This International Standard describes, through two perspectives of business transactions, significant aspects relevant to the interoperability of information technology systems used by organisations engaging in Open-edi. The perspectives are:
a) business aspects such as business information, business conventions, agreements and rules among organisations;
b) information technology aspects which are necessary in the Open-edi systems to support the execution of business transactions.
This International Standard is not an implementation specification nor is it a basis for appraising the conformance of implementations.