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This letter last updated 17 December 2002
- A tangible or abstract thing of relevance to business;
a data item. In general, it's anything that can be individually selected
ODETTE - Organisation for Data Exchange through Tele-Transmission in Europe. Developers of Automotive industry EDI message standards and file transfer protocols.
Off Book Pricing - Special prices quoted to a customer that are different than the "book price" published in a pricing catalog. Off Book Pricing may be a reward for a Design Win, or may the result of a Meet-Competition Quote or a Ship-from-Stock and Debit Authorization.
Omission - Exclusion in an actual message of one or more units of data which are defined as conditional in a message type specification. [ISO 9735]
Open-EDI - Electronic data interchange among multiple autonomous, heterogeneous Business Information Systems to accomplish an explicit shared business goal according to Open-EDI standards with no human intervention and no prior trading agreements.
Open-EDI Standard - A standard that complies with the Open-EDI Reference Model, ISO/IEC 14662.
Open Network - A network with which outside parties can communicate.
Open Standard - Refers to a published standard that is made freely available to any person or business for (no fee, no strings).
Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) - Structure based on a 7 layer model developed by ISO which provides a framework for building protocols that allow different computer manufacturers' machines to communicate with one another. The layers are:
Optional (O) - Data element requirement designator indicating that the item is neither mandatory nor conditional.
Organization - Unique framework of authority within which a person or persons act, or are designated to act, toward some purpose.
Outsource - Engage a third-party to perform a service, such as manufacturing, consulting, training, programming, etc. c.f. Subcontract.