EDI Organization


Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA)
Organization that supports and promotes standards for business-to-business data exchange — an extremely useful site for new trading partners, regardless of location

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Organization responsible for the growth and direction of EDI


United Nations Directories for Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport (UN/EDIFACT)
Organization responsible for maintaining EDI standards outside of North America

North America

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Organization responsible for maintaining North American standards, including EDI standards

New trading partner guidance

Distributors and resellers new to EDI may wish to take advantage of the numerous options available to them. In addition to a large volume of publications, there is software that contains preset documents that can be adjusted to fit a trading partner's needs, as well as a wide variety of third-party companies that will provide EDI support and guidance. There are even some service providers that offer complete EDI implementation and maintenance. Adobe suggests that new trading partners thoroughly investigate their options to find a solution that works best for them. Adobe will not recommend any publication, software, or service provider over another.