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CEDICEDI The Common EDI Forum, which has developed a set of message implementation guidelines for the UK’s grocery industry.
 
CEFACTCEFACT Also known as UN/CEFACT. The United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business.
 
Certificate AuthorityCertificate Authority, A trusted company that will accept a public key, along with some proof of identity, and serve as a repository of digital certificates.
 
Certified Delivery ServerCertified Delivery Server, A server that uses public key encryption to validate a destination and provides a non-repudiation service. The server also establishes that a message was received.
 
Charge-BackCharge-Back, A penalty with reversal of payment, for an agreed upon amount, assessed by retail customer to a supplier for not following vendor guidelines established in the contract with the retailer.
 
ClearinghouseClearinghouse, An organization that provides a message/file collection, routing and distribution service on behalf of other organizations. Other examples are ACH Automated Clearing House and VAN Value Added Network.
 
Communication SoftwareCommunication Software Programs that allow computers to communicate through modems. Some are capable of automatic communications, such as auto-dial and auto-answer.
 
Compliance CheckingCompliance Checking Checking process used to ensure that a transmission complies with ANSI X12 syntax rules US.
 
ConditionalConditional A data element requirement designator that indicates that the presence of a specified data element is dependent on the value or presence of other data elements in the segment. The condition must be stated and must be able to be computer-processed.
 
ConfirmationConfirmation A notification that the transmission has been received by the intended receiver. [See also Functional acknowledgment].
 
CONTRLCONTRL A message which is the EDIFACT equivalent of the Functional Acknowledgement (FA).
 
Control EnvelopeControl Envelope Used to validate the receipt of correct and complete data.
 
Control NumbersControl Numbers, are present in the header and trailer segments as an additional means of tracking and confirming EDI transmissions. They are assigned within your EDI translation software when each EDI document is created.
 
Control SegmentControl Segment A control segment that has the same structure as a data segment but is used for transferring control information for grouping data segments.
 
Control StructureControl Structure The beginning and end (header and trailer) segments for entities in EDI.
 
Control ValidationControl Validation Confirmation that information within the control segments is correct.
 
CPFRCPFR Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment. An industry initiative focused on improving the partnership between manufacturers and distributors/retailers through shared information.
 


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