EDX is a way to replace paper forms with electronic delivery and exchange of information. By making it possible for two computer systems to communicate, EDX trading partners realize the following benefits:
AACRAO and others have developed a variety of standard formats for use in higher education. These formats have been developed in traditional EDI transaction sets, through ANSI ASC X12, and in XML schemas, through PESC.
More information including implementation guides and schema formats may be found on the PESC website. Other traditional EDI transaction sets available as X12 standards applicable to education include:
and many others used in purchasing and accounting.