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1 Introduction
1.1 Purpose of Guideline.....................1
1.2 Scope and Applicability..................1
1.3 Responsible Entity.......................1
1.4 Introduction to EDI......................2
1.5 How to Use the Implementation Guideline..2
2 Business Issues
2.1 Implementation Considerations............3
2.2 Timing of Transactions...................4
2.3 Modes of Operation.......................5
2.4 Security.................................5
2.5 Backup and Recovery Procedures...........5
2.6 Audit Considerations.....................7
3 Legal Considerations
3.1 General Introduction.....................9
3.2 Record Keeping..........................10
3.3 Authentication..........................10
3.4 Trading Partner Agreements..............11
3.5 Third Party Agreements..................12
3.6 Laws, Rules, and Regulations............12
4 Environments
4.1 System Architecture.....................13
4.2 Application Integration.................13
4.3 Translation.............................14
5 Maintaining Guidelines
5.1 Maintaining UIG Guidelines..............15
5.2 Maintaining X12 Standards...............15
5.3 Version/Release Timing..................15
6 Communication
6.1 General Introduction....................17
6.2 Protocols...............................19
6.3 Point to Point (Dedicated Network)......21
6.4 Third Party Services....................21
6.5 Network Interconnects...................23
7 Facts about the UIG
7.1 What Is The Background?.................25
7.2 What Function Does The UIG Serve?.......25
7.3 Who Are The Members Of UIG?.............25
7.4 What is the UIG's relationship to the American National Standard Institute?.......25
7.5 Should I Join The UIG?..................26
7.6 UIG Charter.............................26
7.7 UIG Guide To Antitrust Compliance.......27
7.8 UIG Best Practices......................31
 
8 Glossary
8.1 X12 Glossary............................33
8.2 Industry Glossary.......................39
8.3 Company Glossary........................39
 
9 Forms and Documents
9.1 X12 Forms...............................41
9.2 X12 Documents...........................41
9.3 Industry Forms..........................41
9.4 Industry Documents......................41
9.5 Company Forms...........................41
9.6 Company Documents.......................41
 
10 Industry Conventions
10.1 Introduction...........................43
10.2 Control Segments.......................44
10.3 Large Code Lists Maintained by ASC X12.45
10.4 Code Lists Not Maintained by ASC X12...45
10.5 Data Element Cross-Reference Matrix....45
10.6 Data Segment Cross-Reference Matrix....45
10.7 Industry Conventions...................46