ebXML Messaging Interoperability Conformance Pilot
Global Commerce Initiative Launches ebXML Messaging Interoperability Conformance Pilot
"Critical Step in Adoption," Says Rik Drummond, Vs.1 Chair ebXML Messaging Specification
Austin, Texas, USA. July 20, 2001.
The Global Commerce Initiative announced today they would launch the "ebXML Messaging Interoperability Conformance Pilot." Drummond Group Inc. will facilitate the interoperability testing of messaging software between various vendors to develop recommendations for implementations of these standards.
"Standards are often developed and not adopted," says Rik Drummond, Chief Scientist, Drummond Group Inc. "There was a tremendous amount of work in developing ebXML and the ebXML messaging specification. Interoperability testing ensures that this work will get adopted by the user community quickly and on a global scale."
"It is our principle within the Global Commerce Initiative to test the standards and recommendations we are endorsing," states Peter Jordan, Director IS Strategic Projects Kraft Foods International, Member of the GCI Executive Board and Co-Chair of the Business Process Group. "Our XML pilots have clearly shown that messaging systems were not interoperable and this pilot is a big step forward in providing this missing bridge."
Drummond Group Inc. is now formally soliciting participation in the ebXML Messaging Interoperability Conformance Pilot. If you have interest, please contact Beth Morrow by August 17, 2001 at 512-335-5606 or Beth@drummondgroup.com .
Global Commerce Initiative
The Global Commerce Initiative (GCI) [http://www.globalcommerceinitiative.org], a voluntary organization comprising forty of the world's leading consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, was created in October 1999 to improve the performance of the international supply chain for consumer goods through the collaborative development and endorsement of recommended standards and key business processes.
Drummond Group Inc.
The Drummond Group Inc. [http://www.drummondgroup.com] works with software vendors, vertical industry and the standards community to drive adoption for standards by facilitating vertical industry pilots, interoperability conformance testing and building competitive supply chain strategies. Founded by Rik Drummond, a recognized leader in eBusiness, the vendor-neutral group represents best-of-breed in the industry on linking horizontal infrastructure technologies, standards and interoperability issues with the needs of vertical industry such as retail, grocery, healthcare, transportation, government and automotive.
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