Vienna University of Economics and Business
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is inevitable in enabling successful collaborations between different business partners. Exchanging information electronically requires standardized formats for information exchange. There exist a variety of standards including bottom-up standards as well as top-down standards. However, business partners may utilize different standards resulting in a loss of interoperability. To cope with the variety of standardized formats the authors propose the approach of mapping these formats to the common concept of core components introduced by the United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT).