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Friday, May 06, 2005

Wheat industry ebXML pilot shows rapid ROI

A framework set up with seed funding of under $500,000 to improve information systems interoperability in the wheat industry may save it millions of dollars.

The BizDex project targeted the industry's information bottleneck which arose because large suppliers dictated application frameworks, according to Mark Bezzina, general manager of strategy at Standards Australia. The standards body has stewardship of the project, which is part of a larger, DCITA e-business plan for both the wheat sector and business generally. Stakeholders in the wheat industry program are AWB Limited, AWB Grainflow, and Pacific National.

..."The goal is to map processes and applications to an industry standard," Bezzina said. We create an open registry based on ebXML that holds the public processes. This yields a one-to-one interface between partners [and] prevents vendor lock-in."




  • When ebXML Forum first reported on BizDex in January 2004 (see http://www.ebxmlforum.org/articles/ebFor_20040110.html), the group planned to use a UDDI registry. The article says BizDex will now use an ebXML registry, at least for its public processes. I find it interesting how end-users choose ebXML solutions, when they can strip away the fluff and hype.

    By Blogger Alan Kotok, at 9:31 AM  

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