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TranXML Schemas from Transentric

Transentric Announces Availability of TranXML Schemas with Vendor-Neutral, Free Licenses

Eight Open Standard Schemas and a Dictionary Now Available

Transentric, a leading supply chain and electronic message management company, today released eight TranXML schemas to support an open standard for Internet-enabled applications including load tendering, delivery, freight billing, reconciliation, scheduling/forecasting and equipment ordering.

Developed as an open standard, TranXML is designed to be vendor-neutral and licenses will be available free of charge. Industry participants can use TranXML for various trading partner relationships, including point-to-point, application service provider (ASP) models or e-marketplaces.

Benefits of TranXML will include an easy and inexpensive way to implement new trading partner relationships. TranXML will enable new trading relationships for users of traditional EDI. ASP companies will be able to provide interoperability between TranXML and traditional EDI. Corporations without EDI infrastructure will be able to form new trading partners communities using TranXML.

"The largest obstacle to seamless data exchange has always been the lack of a common language supporting the flow of data to and from different applications - TranXML now allows this data to have a common language," said Fred Domke, chief technology officer of Transentric. "It further defines Transentric's vision to help alleviate barriers within the supply chain and to dramatically increase the use of e-commerce as it relates to transportation and logistics services."

The real impact of TranXML is that it will allow a neutral format that enables both carrier and shipper legacy systems to exchange data. In addition, the intelligent message management services provided by Transentric's Gateway will be able to convert messages in XML, X12, EDIFACT or custom flat files using common domain business objects. Transentric will then be able to provide data in any format required by the trading partner's ERP or legacy system for logistics applications.

Transentric has authored a white paper on TranXML, which is currently available on its Web site at along with royalty-free downloadable versions of the TranXML schemas. For more information and future updates email your contact information to

About Transentric

Formed in 1987 and located in St. Louis, Transentric enables supply chain improvement for a variety of companies. With 14 years of profitability and revenue growth, Transentric is building on its development of carrier software products and shipment management solutions to expand its portfolio of supply chain technology services. In addition to providing carrier solutions in the U.S. and Mexico, Transentric serves clients in trucking, paper, agriculture, chemicals, beverage and other industries. Customers include Starbucks, Quaker Oats, Weyerhaeuser, Bowater, Entergy, Lamb Weston and Wisconsin Central Transportation Company. Transentric is a part of Fenix, a technology holding company formed by Union Pacific Corporation. For more information, visit

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See the discussion and main reference page, "TranXML."

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