What is ODETTE?


ODETTE stands for Organization for Data Exchange by Tele Transmission in Europe and is an organization that represents the main players in the European automotive industry.
ODETTE is the equivalent of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) in North America. ODETTE develops tools and makes recommendations that improve the flow of goods and electronic data exchange throughout the supply chain within the automotive industry.

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EDI Standards

ODETTE is responsible for one of the most well-known standards for EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) within the automotive industry. The role of telecommunications is of great importance here in order to be able to meet the requirements of the JIT (Just In Time) policy, which is very widespread within the automotive industry.

The messages developed under this standard are specifically aimed at the needs of assembly lines and TIER 1 or TIER 2 suppliers. EDI document flows are often supplemented with ANSI X12 and EDIFACT standards to manage shipment notifications or invoices.



ODETTE was responsible for the development of communication standards such as OFTP and OFTP2.0 and for the drafting of EDI standards for the automotive industry. The organization has defined a variety of message types based on the EDIFACT D.96A standard. These messages are a subset of the EDIFACT standards and are fully in line with the wishes and requirements of the automotive industry.

Outsource EDI with Managed EDI

How to integrate and implement EDI is still a challenge for many organizations.
At Copernicus we have a lot of experience with EDI. With Niklas, our own integration platform or Enterprise Service Bus, we design and implement all communication between different applications and systems ourselves.

For organizations where EDI is not yet a core competency, Copernicus also offers ‘EDI as a service’: Managed EDI, based on Niklas.
Managed EDI is available in a customized subscription form and suitable for both large and small organizations.

If you would like to know more about the possibilities of Managed EDI for your company, you can always contact us.