ACH (Automated Clearing
A central distribution and settlement point
for electronic items exchanged between an originating bank and a
A special transaction set (ANSI/X12 997) transmitted by a receiver as
an affirmative response to the sender
- AIAG (Automotive Industry
An industry organization formed to improve the competitiveness of the
American automotive industry. It was an early developer of EDI
- Air IMPS:
Proprietary messages promulgated by the International Air Transport
Association for the movement of passengers.
- American National Standards
A non-profit organization chartered to develop and maintain American
national standards. Through its national standards committees, ANSI
sets and monitors the standards for all technology for US Industry.
the acronym for the American National Standards Institute
- ANSI ASC X12 (American National
Standards Institute Accredited Standards Committee X12):
A non-profit organization chartered to develop and maintain voluntary
American national standards. It is the U.S. secretariat to the
International Standards Organization. The X12 committee develops and
maintains EDI standards. There are approximately 300 member
organizations representing over 30 industries.
- ASN (Advance Shipment
An X12 transaction set number 856 that is used to notify the receiver
that product is in transit.
Advice, generally given by a
carrier or its agent, to interested parties that their goods are
available for pick-up, customs clearance or further transport.
Acronym for American Standard
Code for Information Interchange. A standard seven bit transfer
character set used for most inter-computer communication.
the transfer of rights from one party
to another who is not an original party to the contract.
- Abbreviation for Asynchronous.
A form of data transmission in which individual characters are sent
one at a time, delineated by a start bit and a stop bit. Traditionally
used for low speed data transmission.
A permanent record of messages transmitted and received.
Autodial (Automatic Dialing):
Capability of a terminal, modem, computer or similar device to place a
call over the switched telephone network and establish a connection
without operator intervention; also known as autocall.