Another promising initiative is the ISO 20022 financial messaging standard, an XML-based standard that originated in 2003, borne out of two other standardization initiatives, TWIST and RosettaNet
. Companies that use the XML standard can avoid having to support multiple formats.
"This project takes supply chain communications to a new level in China, both because electronic order processing is still rare here and because very few Chinese companies are using RosettaNet
despite its status as the global B2B e-commerce standard for the high-tech/electronics industry," said James Hatcher, Managing Director, SEEBURGER Asia Pacific Ltd.
It is supported by leading vertical and horizontal industry groups including RosettaNet
, OTA (Open Travel Alliance) and many others.
UML activity diagrams, IDEF , ebXML BPSS , RosettaNet
For example, Common Business Language (xcbl.org, 2004), RosettaNet
, and the Open Application Group develop standards for purchase orders.
The electronics industry has been attempting to standardize on RosettaNet
, which is sponsored by leading manufacturers and distributors.
Industry-specific data exchange formats supported are said to include SWIFT, NACHA, ACORD, RosettaNet
, HIPAA and HL7.
IPC-1752 also integrates work done on electronic forms and exchange standards by RosettaNet
. The IPC standard's XML schema is aligned with RosettaNet
's 2A13 and 2A15 PIPs.
Leading torchbearers for next-generation, XML-based standards for payment-related transactions include TWIST (Treasury Workstation Integration Standards Team), RosettaNet
(www.rosettanet.org), to a degree, identifies standardized processes and standardized workflows, but it doesn't identify KPIs and metrics.
Examples include purchasing services, catalog services, search services, and shipping or postal services exposed over transports, such as HTTP or electronic mail.' Business-to-business protocols, such as RosettaNet
and ebXML, can be considered Web services by UDDI's definition, although neither of them uses WSDL.