XML e-commerce serious?
Hi, You can say that business to business to business to governement e-commerce based on XML is gaining momentum when you have such announcements: Touted as A "Must Attend" event for EC professionals - Language of 21st Century Commerce This is a panel and open forum on the latest in business vocabularies and processes - Open Applications Org, cXML, BizTalk, CBL, X12/XML, ICE and others. Want to make sure your organization will be able to "talk the right talk", then this event is the place to be. Learn how to use the language of the 21st century to sell to DoD, or if you are a catalog integrator and want to give your customer's this ability, then this is the place to learn and network. If you know someone who would be interested in the event please pass this message along................................. DLA to host Advanced Technology Track at Electronic Commerce Day The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will sponsor a panel discussion in the Advanced Technology Track of the Joint Electronic Commerce Program Office (JECPO) 2nd annual DoD Electronic Commerce Conference. Held on June 10, 1999 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington D.C., the Advanced Technology session will begin with feature presentation on Highly Distributed Processes used in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Advanced Logistics Program to identify and source items. After lunch the track will continue with a Language of 21st Century Commerce. session, with an overview presented by the XML/EDI Group. Language of 21st Century Commerce The session brings together for the first time the major eProcess initiatives currently underway in defining the languages for conducting business in the new millennium. In a one-day event, a high-powered panel of industry visionaries will provide a roadmap for the journey through the various challenges which lie ahead in electronic commerce, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, agent-mediated procurement, integrated digital environments, collaborative exchanges, legacy interfacing, EC gateways, and advanced logistics. The languages to be discussed are: Product Data Markup Language (PDML) developed by Joint Electronic Commerce Program Office (JECPO); Microsoft BizTalk; cXML (Commerce XML); CBL (Common Business Language); ICE (Information & Content Exchange); The XML/EDI Group Implementation Guidelines; and the efforts of both the Open Applications Group and ANSI X12 EDI Communications and Controls subcommittee on XML. The Panel will include members from JECPO, Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, GEIS (GE Information Services), CommerceNet and Sterling Commerce. Using XML (eXtensible Markup Language), as a common grammar to build our business languages will enable both Web users and business-to-business electronic processes to exchange and control information seamlessly and automatically. "An XML/EDI framework makes possible large-scale automation of electronic commerce, reduces IT system complexity, and will transform cyberspace. The implications to all organizations are nothing short of amazing. says Bruce Peat, president of eProcess Solutions and co-founder of the XML/EDI Group; a grass roots organization with over 1,200 members. http://www.XMLedi.org As part of the DLA R&D program to advance use of XML technology, companies with on-line electronic catalogs are eligible to participate in the DoD EMALL. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia will issue a blanket purchase agreement that allows companies to display their products and services to the DoD EMALL customer. The customer can order items from the EMALL using their Government purchase card. The first hand experience gained from using XML in an end to end business process will provide the experience needed influence the technical developments and to obtain maximum benefits from the technology. The Department of Defenses JECPO sponsors Electronic Commerce Day. This years theme, Electronic Business in Action, highlights the use of commercial electronic commerce technology to support the warfighter and streamline business processes. The EC Day General Session includes remarks by The Honorable Dr. John J
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