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The Accredited Standards Committee X12 (also known as ASC X12) is a standards organization. Chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1979,[2] it develops and maintains the X12 Electronic data interchange (EDI) and Context Inspired Component Architecture (CICA) standards along with XML schemas which drive business processes globally. The membership of ASC X12 includes technologists and business process experts, encompassing health care, insurance, transportation, finance, government, supply chain and other industries.

Quick facts: Abbreviation, Predecessor, Formation, Purpose...
Accredited Standards Committee X12
AbbreviationASC X12
PredecessorTransportation Data Coordinating Committee[1]
Formation1979 (1979)[2]
PurposeBusiness-to-business electronic data interchange standards
HeadquartersMcLean, Virginia[3]
Official language
Gary Beatty[4]
Vice Chair
LuAnn Hetherington[4]

ASC X12 has sponsored more than 300 X12 EDI transaction sets and a growing collection of X12 XML schemas for health care, insurance, government, transportation, finance, and many other industries.[2] ASC X12's membership includes 3,000 standards experts representing over 600 companies from multiple business domains.