What is an ALEI?

An Authoritative Legal Entity Identifier (ALEI) is an ISO 8000 identifier for legal entities, which provides clear identification of an organization from the authoritative source. An ALEI offers key data about an organization including:

  • Legal Name
  • Trade Name
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Registered Address
  • Verification with authoritative source

ALEI Key Facts

  • The ALEI is an “Authoritative Identifier” as opposed to an assigned “Proxy Identifier”
  • Provides a single, unique identifier for each legal entity
  • Data is populated from the formation record or birth certificate of the organization
  • It is an application of the ISO 8000-115 standard that covers the subject of “Quality Identifiers”

Why ALEI?

The legal name of an organization is a key data element required to commence and facilitate trade between partners. Typically, vendor masters are inherently inaccurate due to incorrect identification and labeling of legal entities. The ALEI is a zero-cost solution to overcoming the challenge of creating and maintaining high quality vendor master records.


ALEI Key Benefits

  • Positive identification of trading partners through authoritative data source
  • Faster onboarding of new trading partners
  • Mitigate risk of trading with unknown entities
  • Identify duplicated entities in the vendor master
  • Create organization relationship models (who owns who)

Tools and Solutions for
Legal Entity Identification

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Search eALEI

Search for and discover
organizations that have
registered ALEIs

BROWSE OR SEARCH
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Create ALEI

A simple tool to research,
create and register an ALEI for
an organization

CREATE AND REGISTER
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Request ALEI

A convenient tool for buyers
to request and validate ALEIs
from trading partners

REQUEST AND VALIDATE