What is the difference between transaction certificates and eTransactions?
Transaction certificates and eTransactions are records issued by a certification body that verifies products sold or shipped from one organization to another conform to our standard and may be treated as claimed materials by the receiver. They contain information about the same seller, buyer, shipments, products, and certified material volume of the products.
Transaction certificate is generated from a certification body’s system, reported to dTrackit, and issued as paper-based copies, passed from party to party along the supply chain (see sample here). A transaction certificate must always be authenticated against the certification body’s system or dTrackit.
An eTransaction is generated and passed from party to party within eTrackit, a common system access shared by certification bodies for verification. An eTransaction uses digital tokens to mirror the physical flow of goods. Since all parties exist within eTrackit, certified volume is transferred, verified by a certification body, and peer-to-peer validated in a closed-loop system. While an eTransaction receipt may be issued as paper-based copies from eTrackit (see sample here), an eTransaction must always be authenticated against eTrackit as the source of truth.