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X12 Standards are the workhorse of business to business exchanges.

What is X12?

Established more than 40 years ago, X12 is a non-profit, ANSI-accredited, cross-industry standards development organization whose work is used by an overwhelming percentage of business-to-business transactions upholding America’s electronic information exchange.

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X12 Standards

A continuously adapting language and expansive vocabulary that allows millions of transactions a day to seamlessly flow.

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Consensus-Based

Developed and maintained through stakeholder consensus

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Interoperable

Complementary to other standards organizations' work

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Syntax-Neutral

Produced in and compatible with many syntaxes

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Ready for the Future

Continuously adapting language and vocabulary

What does it mean to be an X12 member?

X12 members represent hundreds of businesses, non-profit associations and government organizations spanning supply chain, transportation, health care, insurance, finance and other industries.

FedEx
Thomas Mort
Norfolk Southern Corporation
American Specialty Health
Utah Retirement Systems (PEHP)
General Mills, Inc.
Thomas Drinkard
National Association of Dental Plans
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Benedicto Yanson
HealthEdge
The SSI Group, Inc.

By Industry

X12 standards enable millions of transactions to seamlessly flow between businesses across many industries. See all industries.

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Supply Chain

The complementary use of X12 Standards and GS1 Standards enable efficiencies - across the supply chain.

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Rail

The North American railroad industry relies on X12 transactions, exchanging millions of messages each day.

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Defense

X12 transactions have enabled the management and movement of goods for the DoD consistently for decades.

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