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Change Request Process

ATA e-Business specifications are revised on an annual basis to incorporate new features, updates and corrections. Any interested party may request a change to a specification. To do so, an ATA e-Business Change Request (CR) form must be submitted to ATA. The CR form is used to summarize the proposed changes and provide justification. If you are a participant of the ATA e-Business Program, you can follow the progress of a CR through its cycle. If you are not a participant, you will be notified whether or not your request has been approved, modified or rejected.

CRs are assigned to the Functional Interest Group (FIG) or Integration Working Group (IWG) responsible for the functional or technical subject covered in the CR. The FIG/IWG will review the CR and determine if it should be approved. If necessary, a Project Team may be launched by the FIG/IWG to further develop the requirements and specification changes.

Upon completion of its review, the FIG/IWG will provide a recommendation to the ATA e-Business Steering Group (ESG) for final review at its quarterly meeting. Those which are approved by the ESG will be incorporated into the upcoming revision of the corresponding specification.

For more information, see the following links:

ATA e-Business Change Request Process Overview
Download a Change Request Form