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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quorum Announces Revenue Milestone

Migrations revenue is generated from selling services and hardware to bring existing customers up to the current technology platform so that they can convert to the latest version of XSELLERATOR(tm) and the IDMS program offered by General Motors. Currently, of Quorum's 230 customers, more than 190 customers are now migrated. Expectations are for the balance of customers to migrate prior to the end of Q2 2009.

Integration Services with General Motors continues to move forward with several key Parts integration points being released in the U.S. in February, specifically:
- Parts Workbench "Material Returns and Part Claims" (U.S.) is the replacement functionality from the previous RAPID system that was decommissioned by GM.

- Parts Invoice Parts Workbench "Parts Invoice" (U.S.) is a new ebXML interface that will all dealerships to view and print invoice reports in XSELLERATOR.

- Parts Workbench "Parts Shipment" (U.S.) involves integration between GM and XSELLERATOR with regard to parts shipment information.

A number of new integration functions have already been deployed in the past few months in the U.S., including Parts Order, Parts Availability, SPAC Inquiry and Parts Information. These integration points create substantial efficiencies and move Parts staff towards conducting most of their job functions using XSELLERATOR.

For more information see Quorom's full press release:

Drummond Group Completes its Eighth ebMS 2.0 Interoperability Certification

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) today announced the completion of its 8th ebMS 2.0 Interoperability test, making available 4 newly certified products from Axway, Cleo Communications, IBM, and Inovis.

Interoperability certification assures customers that products meet the standard and work together, thereby reducing implementation time and related costs.

For more details see:

Connecting Business Process Specifications with Business Event Monitoring

An article on ebXML.xml.org discusses the capabilities of ebXML Business Processes and ebBP V2.0 - "the OASIS ebBP 2.0 standard [] main design goal [] was to support specifications of collaborative process contracts, especially quality-of-service agreements, but also the basic logic that governs exchanging business data—what response documents can be sent to a request document, what sequences are allowed, when processes can be done concurrently, what yields success, what yields failure, and so on".

The article provides great insights in the challenges of modern business processes and how to begin addressing them.

Use cases are examined including: "The OASIS TaMie TC is investigating ways to monitor or test that event traces of processes conform or violate various test assertions. The major goal of the TC is to define an events scripting language for running against event “boards” to check that events satisfy certain conditions. One subproject in this group has been to explore sources of domain knowledge that can provide inputs that can be compiled into these event testing scripts, creating an automated and standardized way of setting up aspects of Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)."

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