Definitions for "Proprietary format"
Keywords:  edi, compliant, ansi, format, industry
A data format specific to a company, industry or other limited group. A proprietary format locks in content and is not easily converted into a different format.
A specific EDI standard format used by a company or limited group. It is not ANSI X12 compliant.
The best way to look at proprietary formats is to think of MP3 and Liquid Audio formats. Read On