AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is a specification developed as part of EDI communication or other business-to-business data over the Internet using HTTP. AS2 provides security for the transport payload through digital signatures and data encryption and ensures reliable delivery and non-repudiation through the use of message disposition acknowledgements (MDN's). AS2 client software interoperability certification testing is performed by the Drummond Group. Both EDI and Non-EDI files (binary files such as PDF) can be routed via this connectivity method.
OFTP2 can be used for EDI communication over the Internet. OFTP is a packet-oriented file transfer protocol which was created by the ODETTE group as a robust and reliable file transfer mechanism for the automotive industry.
A Value-Added Network (VAN) or an EDI Network Services Provider, is a third-party entity which handles the electronic exchange of EDI Standards between subscribers to its services. VAN to VAN or interconnect is an EDI communication method between two VAN’s that are linked to one another’s EDI address.
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is an internet standard for electronic mail transmission, also commonly known as EMAIL.
If a supplier or customer chooses to send inbound business messages via SMTP (EMAIL) to BMW Group for supported formats, then only a single email attachment will be allowed corresponding to the file type for the supported format.
Network through which invoice formats such as XRechnung and PEPPOL BIS 3 can be sent.
Sistema di Interscambio – Official exchange system for B2B invoices
Exchange of documents via the eDocument portal