Presentation on theme: "SBR in SuperStream John McAlister Standard Business Reporting March 2011."— Presentation transcript:
SBR in SuperStream John McAlister Standard Business Reporting March 2011
Overview Why is SBR relevant for SuperStream? What is SBR? The key components of SBR –Taxonomy: definitional and reporting –Core Services –Authentication SBR and SuperStream
Why is SBR relevant for SuperStream? Cooper recommended that these standards should address transactions between employer and fund, fund and member, and between funds. The Government supports this recommendation, noting that SBR compatible standards should be considered.
What is SBR? Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is an Australian Government initiative to reduce the business-to-government reporting burden. This major whole-of-government project streamlines business-to- government reporting through their SBR-enabled accounting/payroll software and will save business time and money. Using SBR-enabled software will allow Australian businesses to prepare and lodge key government forms directly from their software to SBR partner agencies. Businesses will need to register for an AUSkey which will allow them to send reports via SBR.
Primary aims of SBR – where the savings are Standards to reduce cost to business Single language to report to government Harmonisation and reduction of reported data Ability to map/attach meaning to business and financial data Reporting data becomes a by-product of normal business record keeping/accounting processes Have reports pre-filled in business software As far as possible – automate the reporting process
Secondary aims Send reports electronically, directly from business software Real time lodgment Receipt and/or meaningful error messages
The components of SBR Definitional taxonomy Reporting taxonomy MESSAGING INFRASTRUCTURE Business software Agency Core Services COMMON LANGUAGE STANDARD FORMAT Web standards PRESENT IN STANDARD FORMAT REGISTRATION AND ASSERTION AUTHENTICATION TOKEN AUSkey
Taxonomy The SBR taxonomy has two main parts –Definitional taxonomy –Reporting taxonomies Definitional – dictionary of agreed terms that comprise the common language Reporting taxonomy – specific structures (expressed in the common language) for the exchange of data
Information Classification A A.1 A.2 B.1 B.2 … Agency X Report X.1 Report X.2 Agency YAgency … Report Y.1 Report Y.2 Definitional Taxonomy Reporting Taxonomies Define the concept once… … re-use on many reports AddressWages & Salaries Information Classification B Definition & Reporting Taxonomy
Core Services Provides the infrastructure to facilitate transfer of messages between businesses and agencies. Operates as a post office, directing messages through a single channel from any business to multiple government agencies. Maintains the privacy of each data transaction. Uses web standards –open standards for transport, messaging, description and security –standards documented in Software Developers Kit, in particular the Web Services Implementation Guide (WIG) –web services: List, Pre-fill, Pre-lodge, and Lodge
Core Services Bespoke solutions, SBR enabled Computer installed with SBR compatible software Fund / Intermediary BUSINESS / FUND
Authentication AUSkey Single secure credential to authenticate businesses lodging reports via SBR Available via the Australian Business Register Balance between useability and security
SBR and SuperStream What do we mean when we say SBR compatible? –Common reporting language –Report structure for reporting to Government Can be re-used for other reporting –Standard interfaces
Revisiting the components of SBR Definitional taxonomy Reporting taxonomy MESSAGING INFRASTRUCTURE Business software Agency Core Services COMMON LANGUAGE STANDARD FORMAT Web standards PRESENT IN STANDARD FORMAT AUSkey REGISTRATION AND ASSERTION AUTHENTICATION TOKEN
Models for SBR compatibility: 1 Definitional taxonomy Reporting taxonomy MESSAGING INFRASTRUCTURE Core Services COMMON LANGUAGE STANDARD FORMAT Web standards PRESENT IN STANDARD FORMAT Sender Receiver Industry managed infrastructure AUSkey REGISTRATION AND ASSERTION AUTHENTICATION TOKEN
Models for SBR compatibility: 2 Definitional taxonomy Reporting taxonomy MESSAGING INFRASTRUCTURE Core Services COMMON LANGUAGE STANDARD FORMAT Web standards PRESENT IN STANDARD FORMAT Sender Receiver AUSkey REGISTRATION AND ASSERTION AUTHENTICATION TOKEN
Summary Government intent is to re-use SBR to deliver SuperStream. SBR offers many benefits in standardising information exchange. There are various models that could be used to deliver SuperStream through SBR. The advice of this group will help Government determine which is the best model to implement.
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