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Public Briefing on Results of Demonstration Research for Intersystem Coordination involving SME’s E-commerce and E-payment

Developing foundations which enable SMEs to utilize Fintech

March 7, 2019

The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency

On March 15 (Fri.), 2019, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold a public briefing on the results of demonstration research for intersystem coordination between the common EDI (electronic data interchange) system for SMEs (SME Standard EDI) and the Zengin EDI System (ZEDI) designed by the Japanese Bankers Association (abbreviated name is “Zengin” in Japanese). This research aims to develop an environment in which SMEs can implement their accounting operations more efficiently.

1. Outline of this research

To achieve productivity improvement of SMEs involving their business transactions and payment operations, it is considered effective for SMEs to embark on data collaboration and utilization concerning information on transaction distributions or payment through EDI systems.

To this end, METI conducted demonstration research for intersystem coordination between the SME Standard EDI, a foundation for inter-SMEs e-commerce (transaction distributions), and ZEDI, a payment foundation the operation of which started from the end of 2018. Through this coordination, METI examined approaches to making business operations more efficient, for e.g., management of accounts receivable reconciliation.

2. Outline of the briefing

Date and time: March 15 (Fri.), 2019; from 14:00 to 17:00
Venue: Bell Salle Tokyo Nihombashi (2-7-1 Nihombashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo)
Note: For details, see the Appendix.

3. Prior registration of general participants (Note: The press is required to take a different method from below)

If you wish to attend the briefing as a general participant, send an email with information on your company name and your name to the personnel in charge below. The closing date is 17:00, March 13 (Wed.), 2019. Participants will be selected by lottery if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum capacity of the venue.
Secretariat of the research (NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, Inc.)
E-MAIL:kessai-pmo@keieiken.co.jpメールリンク

Division in Charge

Technology and Innovation Division, Business Support Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency