Business Message

A message is a collection of elements and/or aggregates which is passed from one business partner to another. Request/response business messages request (Request Message) information from another system, or respond (Response Message) to the original request.

A response message is typically a superset of the request that may echo back information included in the request, and add new information as appropriate.


In addition to request/response, a notify/response business message pushes information to a data receiver, and the response message acknowledges receipt of the notify message. Notify response messages typically contain no business data.

Message types defined in the ACORD Specification accommodate the following business transactions:
  • Add (New Business Submission)
  • Inquiry
  • Modify
  • Notify
  • Synchronize

Last edited Mar 26, 2016 at 8:36 PM by natewaite, version 6