|issuing agency (BC-XI)|
Produces one or more identification schemes to identify objects uniquely.
In SAP Exchange Infrastructure, an agency can represent one of the following:
An example of a company is Dun & Bradstreet, which produces and manages the identification scheme D&B D-U-N-S number (to identify company units uniquely). An example of a technical unit is a business system. In the business system, the object customer (together with a namespace) is an identification scheme, within which a customer is identified uniquely by a value. An agency and an identification scheme together form an identifier.