Tools for Members Program
ASC X12 members agree that they will use tools provided through this program solely for the development and maintenance
of the ASC X12 Standard, in coordination with ASC X12 Task Group and Work Group efforts. They will not use the tools for
projects within the context of their specific companies. When the tool is no longer required for ASC X12-related work,
the member will return the tool and release the license back to DISA. The member agrees to provide periodic assurances
to DISA that the tool is still needed and that it is being used within the context of this program. If your organization
would like to donate products to ASC X12, please contact Guy Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (703) 970-2052.
Altova is the creator of XMLSpy and other leading XML, database, and UML tools. A key player in the software tools industry and the leader
in XML development tools, Altova is the choice of over 4 million clients worldwide, including 91 percent of the Fortune 500. An innovative,
customer-focused company, Altova offers a product line that fulfills a broad spectrum of business needs for development teams in the world's
largest organizations to growing one-person shops. An active member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Object Management Group (OMG),
XBRL International, and Health Level 7 (HL7), Altova is committed to delivering standards-based, platform-independent solutions that are
powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use.
X12 Members are eligible for the following Altova products, all of which are included in the integrated MissionKit software suite:
- XMLSpy® - Industry-leading XML editor and development environment
- MapForce® - Graphical data mapping and integration tool with support for X12, XML, databases, Excel, XBRL, EDI, Web services, and more
- StyleVision® - Visual stylesheet and report designer for XML, databases, and XBRL
- UModel® - UML software modeling and code generation tool
- DatabaseSpy® - Multi-database query and design tool
- DiffDog® - Diff/merge utility for XML, databases, Word docs, directories, and more
- SchemaAgent® - Graphical XML file management tool
- SemanticWorks® - Visual RDF/OWL editor for the Semantic Web
Edifecs is the proven provider of B2B solutions for transaction-based interoperability. Edifecs solves the interoperability problem by enabling, managing and deriving business value from standard electronic transactions within trading partner communities. Our standards-independent B2B applications include Community Enablement, Transaction Management, and Transaction Analytics. Edifecs also provides the market leading specification design-time tool SpecBuilder and run-time data validation engine XEngine. Edifecs provides solutions for over 1600 customers including 300 in healthcare. Founded in 1996, Edifecs is headquartered in Bellevue, WA."
X12 members are eligible for Edifecs SpecBuilderTM
GEFEG's business mission is supporting customers with the analysis and documentation of electronic business messages. To achieve substantial
savings in the design, implementation and maintenance phases of e-business projects is a major objective of GEFEG's. GEFEG.FX software includes
comprehensive functions for modeling (CICA, UML, CCTS), the development of guidelines for business standards such as ASC X12, EANCOM®,
RosettaNet, OAGIS, SAP IDoc, and UN/EDIFACT, validation, mapping and documentation production. Additionally GEFEG offers the validation
service GEFEG.Validation.Portal and professional services. As a member and participant in international standards developing organizations,
including ASC X12, EDIFICE, ISO TC 154, and UN/CEFACT, GEFEG is actively involved in international standards activities since 1990. GEFEG's
customers include some 800 companies and organizations in 35 countries.
X12 members are eligible for GEFEG.FX® CICA Editor
Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning,
design and construction of software intensive systems.
With customers in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive engineering to finance, defense,
government, entertainment and telecommunications, Sparx Systems is a leading vendor of innovative solutions
based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and its related specifications. A Contributing Member of the
Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven
development based on open standards.
The company's flagship product, Enterprise Architect, has received numerous accolades since its commercial
release in August, 2000. Now at version 8 , Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for close
to 300,000 registered users world-wide.
About Tools for Members Program
The ASC X12 Tools for Members Program provides those engaged in the development and maintenance of the ANSI ASC X12 Standard with commercial software tools to support their standards-related activities. These tools are provided at no cost to ASC X12 members who are in good standing.
ASC X12's secretariat, Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA), will solicit vendor participation in the program, distribute tools to members, ensure that tool distribution is in accordance with license restrictions stated by the contributing vendors, and maintain appropriate records for the program. DISA will work in close coordination with the ASC X12 Steering Committee, which is responsible for validating all requests for tools from the membership and forwarding those requests to DISA for action.
Identification of Tools
The ASC X12 Steering Committee will define tool requirements and may also provide recommendations for specific tools or vendors to DISA. ASC X12 will not endorse any product as part of this process. ASC X12 members are encouraged to provide suggestions and recommendations for additional tools to their subcommittee chair. These recommendations will be communicated to DISA via the ASC X12 Steering Committee. It is assumed that ASC X12 members will select tools that best satisfy specific X12 standard development and maintenance needs.
Any ASC X12 member may request a copy of a tool under this program. Please assume that tool vendors will provide limited quantities of their product for use, so DISA is constrained to distribute no more copies of the tool than have been provided. When DISA cannot support the request, it will be the responsibility of the ASC X12 subcommittee chair to determine which members of their subcommittee require access to the tools.
ASC X12 members shall forward their tool request to their subcommittee chair for action. The chair will then validate that the individual is a member in good standing in the subcommittee and that the member requires use of the tool for development or maintenance of the standard. All member requesters will be required to complete the Tool Request Form and to forward it to the subcommittee chair via email or in paper form. The subcommittee chair will then forward the completed form to DISA. Upon receipt of validated requests, DISA will provide the member with instructions for obtaining the tool. The member may be forwarded media containing the software or instructions for accessing a web site to download the software. This is dependent on the specific tool and arrangements made between DISA and the tool provider.
ASC X12 members agree that they will use tools provided through this program solely for the development and maintenance of the X12 Standard. They will not use the tools for projects within the context of their specific companies. When the tool is no longer required, the member will return the tool and release the license back to DISA. The member agrees to provide periodic assurances to DISA that the tool is still needed and that it is being used within the context of this program.
Returning Tools to DISA
DISA will request the return of tools from an X12 member when:
A license expires
- An individual leaves his/her sponsoring organization
- An individual's or organization's membership in X12 terminates
- A vendor withdraws from the program
- A subcommittee chair indicates that the member no longer requires the tool to support ASC X12 standards activities
ASC X12 members shall return to DISA any media and documentation related to the tool upon request. Furthermore, the member shall cease all use of the tool without obtaining a valid license directly from the product's manufacturer.
Adjudication of Disputes
The ASC X12 Steering Committee will adjudicate any issues related to this program. Those include unfulfilled tool requests from members, allocation of tools across the general population of ASC X12, and program issues presented by vendors.
Please contact Guy Mayer at email@example.com or (703) 970-2052 for additional information on the Tools for Members Program
Click here to go to the Tool Request Form.