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This message is available for formal trial for at least six months from the date of approval by UN/ECE/TRADE/WP.4.
Organisations are invited to trial this message. Comments on the results from the trial should be forwarded to their Rapporteur's Team Secretariat as soon as they are available. Based on the results of the trials, a UNSM may be issued.
The segments, composite data elements, data elements and codes for use in the trial of this message are contained in the Draft directory. However, this information may differ from that in the Standard directory (UNTDID), even for material having the same identifying tags.
For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.6, UN/ECE UNSM General Introduction
This message also occurs in the following versions of this standard:|
D94B, D95A, D95B, D96A, D96B, D97A, D97B, D98A, D98B, D99A, D99B, D00A, D00B, D01A, D01B, D01C, D02A, D02B, D03A, D03B, D04A, D04B
This specification provides the definition of the Sales forecast message (SLSFCT) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
A message to enable the transmission of forecast data related to products or services, such as corresponding location, period, product identification, pricing, monetary amount, quantity, market sector information, sales parties. It enables the recipient to process the information automatically and use it for production, planning, marketing, statistical purposes, etc.
The Sales Forecast Message may be applied for both national and international trade. It is based on universal commercial practice and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.
The message intent is to provide sales forecast information for one or more locations for a series of products within a specified time period.
The message is transmitted either from a seller to its supplier or from a headquarters, coordination or distribution centre to a manufacturer, supplier or a third party.
It allows the recipient to know sales forcast for a specific product by:
Though the message is location driven, it is conceivable that the recipient process the data to derive information based on other variables such as a specific product and all its related sales locations and/or addresses or forcasted periodic turnover and the related locations.
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.
This section should be read in conjunction with the Branching Diagram and the Segment Table which indicate mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.
A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Sales forecast message is SLSFCT.
Note: Sales forecast messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:
A segment by which the sender must uniquely identify the sales forecast by means of its type and number.
A segment specifying general dates and, when relevant, times related to the whole message. The sales forecast report preparation date and the forecast period covered by the report must be specified using this segment.
A group of segments identifying the parties with associated information.
A segment identifying names and addresses of the parties, in coded or clear form, and their functions relevant to the Sales Forecast Message. Identification of the sender of the report and the recipient is mandatory for the Sales Forecast Message. It is recommended that where possible only the coded form of the party ID should be specified e.g. the sender and receiver of the sales forecast are known to each other, thus only the coded ID is required, but when a new address might have to be clearly specified, this should be done preferably in structured format.
A group of segments giving contact details of the specific person or department within the party identified in the NAD segment.
A segment to identify a person or department, and their function, to whom communications should be directed.
A segment to identify a communications type and number for the contact specified in the CTA segment.
A group of segments for giving references and, where necessary, their dates, relating to the whole message, e.g. contract number.
A segment identifying the reference by its number and, where appropriate, a line number within the document.
A segment specifying the date/time related to the reference.
A group of segments specifying the currencies and related dates/periods valid for the whole sales forecast message. Segment Group 4 may be omitted in national applications but will be required for international exchanges.
A segment identifying the currencies specified in the sales forecast message, e.g. the currency in which the forecast amounts or product prices are expressed. A rate of exchange may be given to convert a reference currency into a target currency.
A segment specifying the date/time/period related to the rate of exchange.
A group of segments providing details of the location for which forecasted sales are being reported and the period or sub-period during which the sales will take place. There must be at least one occurrence of Segment group 5 within a sales forecast message.
A segment indicating in coded form the location to which the forecast data being reported apply, e.g. a retail outlet, a geographic area.
A segment identifying the sub-period during which the forecast sales being reported will occur if different from the period specified in the heading section. e.g. within a biweekly sales forecast message as specified in the heading section, sales forecasts are reported in sub-periods of one week.
A group of segments providing details per location and period of the individual products to be sold in terms of product family or group, planned promotional flags, total forecast sale monetary amount and planned sale price.
A segment identifying the line item by the line number and configuration level, and additionally identifying the product or service to be sold.
A segment providing either additional identification to the product specified in the LIN segment or providing any substitute product identification. In the Sales Forecast Message the PIA segment can be used when a product specified in LIN has to be associated with a group or family of products whose identity could be specified in PIA.
A segment for describing the product in the line item.
A segment specifying the number and type of packages.
A segment for referencing documents or other numbers pertinent to the line item.
A segment identifying and providing information relating to documents.
A segment indicating that the line item is subject to special conditions owing to origin, customs preference, embargo regulations or commercial factors. In the Sales Forecast Message the ALI segment can be used to specify planned promotions, e.g. to indicate what type of promotion if any will be in effect when the product specified in LIN is to be sold.
A segment specifying any monetary amounts relating to the product. For the sales forecast message the MOA segment can be used to express the forecast total monetary amount of the product to be sold, held, distributed, produced in one location for one period.
A segment to specify the price type and amount. The price used in the calculation of the forecast total sales monetary amount will normally be the average forecast selling price.
A group of segments identifying the quantity to be sold and if relevant through which market sector, sales distribution channel, end-use type, etc.
A segment identifying the product quantity, i.e. forecast quantity sold, held, produced, distributed.
A segment to specify to which market sector and/or through which distribution channel and/or for which end-use the forecast sales of product/service are to be made.
A segment identifying the name and address of a party being the recipient of a proportion of the forecast quantity.
A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message and the control reference number of the message.
|BGM||Beginning of message|
|MKS||Market/sales channel information|
|NAD||Name and address|
|PIA||Additional product id|
|├─UNH Message header||×1||(M)|
|├─BGM Beginning of message||×1||(M)|
|├─Segment Group 1||×5||(M)|
|│─├─NAD Name and address||×1||(M)|
|│─└─Segment Group 2||×5||(C)|
|│───├─CTA Contact information||×1||(M)|
|│───└─COM Communication contact||×5||(C)|
|├─Segment Group 3||×5||(C)|
|├─Segment Group 4||×5||(C)|
|├─Segment Group 5||×20000||(M)|
|│─├─LOC Place/location identification||×1||(M)|
|│─└─Segment Group 6||×20000||(C)|
|│───├─LIN Line item||×1||(M)|
|│───├─PIA Additional product id||×5||(C)|
|│───├─IMD Item description||×5||(C)|
|│───├─DOC Document/message details||×5||(C)|
|│───├─ALI Additional information||×5||(C)|
|│───├─MOA Monetary amount||×5||(C)|
|│───├─PRI Price details||×5||(C)|
|│───└─Segment Group 7||×999||(C)|
|│─────├─MKS Market/sales channel information||×1||(C)|
|│─────└─NAD Name and address||×1||(C)|
|└─UNT Message trailer||×1||(M)|