Technical Advisories

The following technical advisories have been published by the BIC Technical Implementation Clinic (TIC) which may be of use to organisations that use EDI and/or APIs respectively:

BIC Advisory on TRADACOMS EDI VAT Calculator (August 2019)

BIC Advisory on Invoice or Delivery Note Provision for Book Deliveries (July 2019)

BIC Advisory on Changing Invoicing Systems and/or EDI Software  (July 2019)



The Future of the BIC Technical Implementation Clinic (TIC)

BIC is currently undergoing a Governance Review: The new governance framework must unlock a broader change across the organisation, to enable efficiencies, better ways of working, demonstrate value for its members and ultimately create opportunities for innovation.

BIC’s Strategy, culture, decision making, communication, people, process, tools and risk management are all considered as connected elements of a system. It is by changing elements of the system, in a coordinated roadmap that BIC can become a more streamlined, efficient and results driven organisation.

The BIC TIC has been identified as an area requiring a fresh, results driven approach and streamlining post Governance Review. As such BIC is currently investigating online/alternative options for a more agile/real-time way to manage technical issues raised by its members.

With this in mind, the meeting of the BIC TIC on 8th October 2019 was the final meeting of this Group in its previous structure / format. The Group has now been disbanded and BIC’s Executive Director will be writing to all BIC members later in the year to let them know how we intend to manage technical issues from our members in the future.

Any questions regarding this change should be directed to

Minutes from the final meeting of the BIC Technical Implementation Clinic can be found on the BIC Physical Supply Chain Committee webpage, here. Copies of previous sets of minutes are available on request - to BIC Members only; please email to submit your request.