BSP Data Interchange Specifications Group (BDISG)
Welcome to the BSP Data Interchange Specifications Group (BDISG) Site where BDISG meeting details and Data Interchange Specifications handbook (DISH) related information is updated and made available.
The Private portion of the Web site is reserved for Member Airlines and qualified Strategic Partnership Members registered within the Passenger and Airport Services area and involved in IATA Passenger Settlement Systems in providing agent reporting data (RET) to a Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP). Companies and organisations interested in BSP Data Interchange Standards are invited to join our IATA Strategic Partnerships.
The BSP Data Interchange Specifications Group (BDISG) is established by the Passenger Services Conference (PSC) to develop and maintain technical solutions within the BSP Data Interchange Specifications Handbook (DISH) for the exchange of passenger ticketing and related data between travel agents and airlines for remittance and settlement purposes.
Meetings of the BDISG are open to all IATA member airlines (particularly involved in revenue accounting) and to BSP partners within the IATA Strategic Partnership Programme providing RETs to BSPs.
BDISG participants have the opportunity to model the standards based on business requirements.
The BDISG also liaises with other industry committees directed under the Passenger Services and Passenger Agency Conferences to progress DISH developments.
The BDISG Terms of Reference are accessible via the link located on the right hand side of this webpage.
An Adhoc Working Group of the BDISG, known as the DISHWG, is currently undertaking a major analysis study of the DISH standards in an effort to:
- eliminate data elements and records no longer required for revenue accounting
- streamline DISH procedures, record structures and transactions
- redefine data fields and aligning them to PSC Resolutions
- reflect further ET/EMD requirements
- integrate new IATA guidelines for RET validation processes.
One of the main objectives of the BDISG continues to be the minimization of local requirements in view of reducing costs and decrease inconsistencies.
DISH Revision 20.3 is effective as of 01 March 2010 as declared by the Passenger Services Conference (PSC) and reflects expedited new business requirements with amendments that are to be implemented by all BSPs.
DISH 20.3 is based on Revisions DISH 20.2 and DISH 20.1 and published as a complete consolidated version.
The BDISG has developed standards to meet the Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) data requirements of BSP reporting. These standards are published as DISH Revision 20.2, declared effective as of 01 January 2008 by the Passenger Services Conference (PSC).
Implementation of EMD requirements are dependent on the readiness of airlines and BSP business partners to accept EMD transactions.
DISH Revision 20.2 is to be used in conjunction with the globally implemented Revision 20.1 and only includes new sections that replace corresponding pages of DISH Revision 20.1.
DISH is the global data interchange standard implemented by all Billing Settlement Plans (BSPs), to ensure consistency and the exchange of the highest possible quality data between BSPs and GDSs, airlines and other business partners.
Further information of DISH and file downloads of publications are accessible via the BSP DISH link located on the right hand side of this webpage.
New business requirements and amendments to the DISH are to be submitted to the attention of the BDISG Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org using the DISH Amendment Form link located on the right hand side of this webpage. Proposals will be submitted to the next meeting of the BDISG.
Proposed amendments to DISH discussed and agreed at BDISG are endorsed by the PSC for adoption as an IATA standard.
Implementation plans are coordinated by IATA and are driven by the testing procedures outlined in DISH section 4.3.5.
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