On 7 January 2014, the European Payments Council () together with the Cards Stakeholders Group (CSG) published version 7.0 of the Single Euro Payments Area () Cards Standardisation Volume (the SCS Volume), ready for market implementation. The SCS Volume defines a standard set of requirements to enable an interoperable and scalable card and terminal infrastructure across , based on open international card standards. The six books of the SCS Volume version 7.0 cover a set of requirements applicable to card-present (face-to-face) transactions to allow investment decisions and implementation based on stable requirements.
Here you find Book 3 (Data Elements) of the SCS Volume version 7.0
Book 3 - ‘Data Elements’ supports the new card message standards defined in ISO (International Organization for Standardization) (i.e. 20022). It allows card schemes, issuers and acquirers to easily identify enhancements and comparisons with earlier ISO 20022 releases. In addition, the data within Book 3 is available within a separate spreadsheet which can assist in the design of related system architecture for implementation. This promotes the harmonisation of existing protocols with both the SCS Volume and the ISO 20022 card message authorisation and clearing standards. Book 3 serves as a major enabling factor to achieve technical interoperability in the area of processing based on the most advanced global message standards available.