ebXML Forum News

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

German Health Insurance Case Study in ebXML for medical aid devices supply

The German Health Insurance company Deutsche Betriebskrankenkasse (DBKK) has implemented the application Electronic Platform for Medical Aids (EHP), which manages the organisation of business processes between the insurance company and their suppliers. In particular it handles the workflow for the order and delivery of medical devices and aids from medical technology companies.

The process includes:

􀂄 accept prescriptions for medical aids
􀂄 research medical aid products
􀂄 deliver and receive cost estimates from contract and cooperation partners
􀂄 approve requests for medical aids
􀂄 control shipment of medical aid products
􀂄 functionalities for quality control of the business process

You can read the full case study here:


Friday, May 11, 2007

Hong Kong CECID - Hermes Celebrates 5th Birthday with New H2O Launch

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) announced a new open source version of Hermes Messaging Gateway v2.0 (H2O) on 1 June 2007, to replace the two current editions of Hermes (H2CE and H2EE). Thanks to project funding from the HKSAR Government's Innovation & Technology Commission, more features and functionality of Hermes are available as open source to users and developers of business-to-business integration and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Besides supporting ebXML Messaging Service (ebMS) and Applicability Specification 2 (AS2), H2O provides additional tools and a full set of documentation to make configuration, and administration more easy. The new release includes an installation wizard, web-based GUI administration tool, message status query capabilities, along with documentation of an installation guide, configuration guide, admin' tool user guide as well as the plug-in development guide.

All these capablities enhance the ability for system-to-system (S2S) solution providers to utilize Hermes for their applications B2B exchange needs.

More information is available from the official press release - and the technology download site.

H2O and its source code (http://community.cecid.hku.hk/index.php/product/download/download_h2o/) are released under GNU General Public License Version 2. Users and developers can get community support through the mailing list cecid-hermes2@googlegroups.com. Professional support is provided by CECID’s VARs and can be requested through email enquiry@cecid.hku.hk.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

OASIS hosts ebXML webinars - June-fest from 4th to 7th

Learning about the ebXML work and how your organization can leverage the technologies available for open standards eBusiness has just got a whole lot easier.

The experts behind the ebXML work are providing a week of webinars aimed at providing technologists the insights they need to evaluate and start using the ebXML solution set.

The resources to enable adoption of ebXML are now more mature and freely available than at anytime before. Come find out how your organization can benefit from adopting foundation technology that is proven and reliable in driving core business systems worldwide.

Each daily live webinar is timed to accommodate the global world - 3:00PM GMT, 12:00AM Tokyo, 8:00AM San Francisco, 11:00AM Boston, 4:00PM London.

For details on each day's focus topic see the webinar resource site.

Open webinar on ebBP and the importance of eBusiness collaboration

Upcoming on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 11:00 AM EDT - the OASIS ebXML Business Process technical committee will host a webinar entitled "ebXML Business Process (ebBP) v2.0.4 Standard Overview".

The ebBP (BPSS) specification is a standard business process definition syntax. The ebBP TC invites you to attend an open webinar to learn more about ebBP and the importance of eBusiness collaboration.

Listen to experts and stakeholders talk about the value of and the benefit from ebBP.

Marketplaces discussed will include health care, financial services and eGovernment.

For all the Webinars in the June series - see the resource site here.

TamGroup releases NexusE2E 3.2 solution as open source

The TamGroup Inc announced the availability of their acclaimed Ag eMessenger that has driven the agricultural chemicals (RAPID) adoption of ebXML messaging now as open source.

The new solution includes client side tools (originally for small farmers) as well as sophisticated server capabilities leveraged by major chemical companies. NexusE2E can be quickly configured to support any industry transactions and used to implement B2B supplychain needs.

The Trading Partner Wizard walks you through the process of adding Trading Partners, prompting you to enter all the required information in a few short steps.

The new graphical display shows NEXUSe2e messaging traffic and status. User configurable NEXUS Dashboard sports charts indicating Conversation Status, Message Status & Volume, and Message breakdown by Choreography.

For more information see the NexusE2E website.

ebXML for Geographic Registry and cool Geospatial services!

Galdos Systems Inc are successfully using ebXML Registry to implement their INdicio™ product.

The INdicio™ Geographic Registry is an e-business registry for geographic information and geospatial services. It plays the role of matchmaker in a service-oriented architecture, enabling the dynamic discovery of web-based services or geographic data. Supporting the OGC extensions to ebRIM (the ebXML Registry Information Model), INdicio is a powerful solution for managing shared resources, such as service descriptions, XML (and GML) schemas, definitions of coordinate reference systems, map styles, geographic data sets, imagery and sensor data records.

An essential capability of any cataloguing service is the ability to organize and categorize the information. Administrators can define custom classification schemes for registered objects and create arbitrary associations between pairs of registered objects.

INdicio provides flexible, programmatic searches based on OGC Filter expressions and W3C XPath expressions. This flexibility is essential for supporting fine-grained queries, broad taxonomy-based searches and spatial queries.

More information and a free 30-day trial are available from the Galdos web site.

Galdos customers include the UK Ministry of Defense, Shell Oil, Arriyadh Development Agency in Saudi Arabia, NATO, and the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.


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