Formed in April 1999; the Electronic
Commerce Code Management Association has brought together thousands
of experts from around the world and provides them a means of
working together in the fair, open and extremely fast environment
of the Internet to build and maintain the global, open standard
dictionaries that are used to unambiguously label information.
The existence of these dictionaries of labels allows information
to be passed from one computer system to another without losing
An international association of industry and government
master data managers working together to increase the quality
and lower the cost of descriptions of individuals, organizations,
goods and services through developing and promoting International
Standards for Master Data Quality.
Why Utilize Standards?
When developing e-commerce initiatives and strategies,
most organizations today realize the benefits of open standards
for content. These benefits include improved competition, interconnectivity
and interoperability. In order to establish a true standard there
must be processes and procedures that allow for equal participation
among all interested parties. Participating in standards development
is one of the best ways to stay informed and to build close relationships
with companies around the world. Electronic coding standards touch
every business, and everyone can participate in and influence