EDI (Transaction Data)

GS1 EDI provides global standards for electronic business messaging that allow automatic electronic transmission of agreed business data between trading partners. This automation ensures that the exchange is done in rapid, efficient and accurate manner.

GS1 has currently two sets of complementary EDI standards:

  • GS1 EANCOM®
  • GS1 XML

Both of them are being implemented in parallel by different users, although XML is better adapted to exchange information using the internet based technologies.

Visit the GS1 Global Knowledge Centre for more information on GS1 EDI Standards.

GS1 EANCOM

GS1 EANCOM® is a GS1 subset of the UN/EDIFACT standard (United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport). It contains only the message elements required by business applications and mandated by the syntax. Omitted are optional elements not relevant for GS1 users.

GS1 EANCOM brings together the GS1 standards that identify trade items with logistics units and Global Location Numbers (GLNs) that show information about your trading partners.

Visit the GS1 Global Knowledge Centre for more information on GS1 EANCOM Standards.

GS1 EDI XML

XML is a language designed for information exchange over the internet. GS1 uses XML to create a set of standard messages for the GS1 EDI (Electronic Data Interchange).

GS1 XML messages can be exchanged using any technical solution or internet transport protocol.

There are many XML standards, supporting processes like Order to Cash (Order, Deliver and Payment), Transport & Logistics and Upstream.

Visit the GS1 Global Knowledge Centre for more information on GS1 EDI XML Standards.