I have been studying some on the SEF format.Â SEF stands for Standards Exchange Format.Â This is a file that defines the EDI standard so that you can use a validation or standard and usage document editor to create nice, and clean specifications for you and your trading partners.
I have used Foresights EDISIM, but I wonder what others use.Â I have found a few links to SEF software, and will list them below.
Software I have found or used:
- Foresight EDISIMÂ (Used several version of their software and liked them all.)
- EDIdev has an SEF ManagerÂ (haven't used it but the screen shots look like files have have received from trading partners in the past.Â Also, looks a bit dated, but it may just be me.)
- Stylus Studio (claims to handle SEF and EDI, but is very XML focused on their sight.Â Trying out their demo now, and will update this page when I am done.)
This is not a comprehensive list.Â I know there are people out there that use something else.Â Maybe even better.Â If you do, please post it in the comments.Â Particularly, I am interested in any online, SEF or EDI standards tools.Â I haven't found any, and have been thinking about writing one.Â So if you know of an online EDI Standard or SEF tool, please let me know.