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XML Representation of Uniform Code Council (UCC) EDI Standards

XMLSolutions Announces Support for XML Representation of Uniform Code Council (UCC) EDI Standards

XML Representation of UCC-Specific EDI Standards Requires No Data Mapping for Retail Industry

McLean, VA. October 10, 2000.

XMLSolutions Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of software for conducting XML-based direct materials procurement, today announced support for the bi-directional translation of Uniform Code Council (UCC) direct materials EDI transaction sets to XML through the XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform 2.0. XMLSolutions provides the only product that supports the XML representation of UCC-specific EDI transactions immediately at product installation.

Dedicated to a worldwide system for the unique identification of products, shipping units, assets, locations and services, the UCC is a not-for-profit standards organization with nearly 240,000 member organizations and global trading requirements in over 140 countries. The UCC takes a global leadership role in administering and promoting electronic communication standards and the mapping of standards with business processes to increase the efficiencies of supply chains and other business transactions in multiple industries.

Typically, time-consuming and highly complex data mapping is required to link information in EDI transactions with the XML representation, but with XMLSolutions' unique method for seamlessly converting EDI messages to XML, this mapping requirement is absent. This feature delivers a 3 to 1 time-to-market and cost savings advantage over other products, and it offers a complete solution for EDI-to-XML translation to the thousands of companies that rely on UCC standards.

"Due to the heavy reliance on EDI systems and the complex, specialized processes associated with direct materials procurement in the retail industry, UCC members require a secure Internet-based solution that leverages their existing direct materials procurement processes," stated Ron Shelby, CEO of XMLSolutions Corporation. "The XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform offers retail suppliers and customers a unique industry-specific solution for solving their e-procurement challenges."

Through the diverse support of legacy applications and lack of dependence on technical abilities of smaller business partners, the product removes information exchange barriers, enabling access to all suppliers, buyers and partners. By providing a central location for all trading partner management, customers can reduce the time lost tracking down orders and information shared through non-electronic means. In addition, XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform offers a mechanism for delivering valuable information to decision makers managing just-in-time production and on-demand processes.

Seamless EDI Connectivity to XML Standards

The EDI-to-XML translation capabilities provided by XMLSolutions Business Integration Platform supports all ANSI X12 and EDIFACT transaction sets and links to existing EDI Translators from companies such as Peregrine Systems, GE Global Exchange Services, Sterling Commerce, TIE Commerce, and Compaq-DEC/EDI.

About XMLSolutions Corporation

XMLSolutions Corporation ( enables the secure, real-time B2B exchange of direct materials transactions over the Internet. By eliminating a company's EDI and XML dialect dependencies, XMLSolutions removes trade barriers, enabling uniform transactions among customers, exchanges, and trading partners of all sizes. The XMLSolutions integrated solution includes support for XML-to-XML transformations; EDI-to-XML translation; and over 3000 mission-critical, industry-specific EDI business documents.

XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia's technology corridor with offices in Atlanta; Charlotte; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; South Africa; The Netherlands; Denmark; Austria; Sweden; Switzerland; Belgium; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; and the United Kingdom.

Susan Lee-Butts         XMLSolutions Sales Department
Peter Arnold Associates 877-XML-XMLS (877-965-9657)
One Hollis Street               McLean, VA 
Wellesley, MA 02482   
Phone: 781-239-1030
Fax: 781-239-1204

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.

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