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1 14th May 2007Geneva1 International Trade and Business Processes Group Report to the UN/CEFACT Plenary Chair: Jean-Luc Champion Vice-Chair: Pat Toufar

2 14th May 2007Geneva 2 TBG’s Mandate The purpose of the TBG is to be responsible for the simplification of international trade procedures, business and governmental process analysis, and best practices, using the UN/CEFACT Modeling Methodology, where appropriate, to support the development of trade facilitation & e-Business standards.

3 14th May 2007Geneva 3 TBG Summary Typical Forum attendance experts within 16 Working Groups Consistent, continuing participation however is less than 50% Many participants are sponsored by companies, trade associations and national governments but in all cases are expected to contribute as individual subject matter experts Since the last UN/CEFACT Plenary, International Trade and Business Processes Groups met during the 9 th and 10 th UN/CEFACT Forums Also to progress work forward, TBG Work Groups conducted numerous face to face interim meetings and more than 100 internet conferences and conference calls UN/CEFACT Forums facilitate collaborative meetings with Permanent Groups and Cross domain meetings with TBG Groups

4 4 TBG Working Groups TBG Working Groups can be categorized into three general areas: Buy - Ship – Pay Independent Domain Cross Domain

5 5 Buy – Ship - Pay Working Groups Develop the core work contributing to the deliverables of Trade Facilitation Business Process Models cover Procurement through Payment Contribute to the Core Components Libraries From these libraries UN/CEFACT builds syntax neutral e- Business standards Deliverables developed for UN/CEFACT Registry

6 6 Independant Domains Working Groups Industry centric work content Incorporates reusable Buy-Ship-Pay content Contributes domain specific content to the Core Components Libraries An example of the independent domain business area is Travel, Tourism and Leisure

7 7 Cross Domains Working Groups Harmonisation of Business Process Models from Buy-Ship-Pay and Independent Domains Harmonisation of syntax neutral Core Components from Domain Groups and External Liaisons

8 8 TBG Working Groups UN/EDIFACT Data Maintenance Requests reviewed by respective TBGs prior to approval and publishing in directory libraries Most TBG Groups working in concert with industry and government organisations develop cross industry business process models and identify data requirements for their respective domains Work Groups collaborate with each other on Cross Domain projects Enable Trade Facilitation for Governments, Industries and Companies by providing consistent harmonised e-Business standards

9 9 Buy – Ship - Pay Working Groups within Buy-Ship-Pay TBG1-Supply Chain TBG2-UNeDocs and Digital Paper TBG3-Transportation TBG4-Customs TBG5-Finance TBG8-Insurance TBG15-International Trade Procedures TBG18-Agriculture TBG19-eGovernment

10 10 Independent Domains Working Groups within Independent Domains TBG6-Architecture, Engineering and Construction TBG9-Travel, Tourism and Leisure TBG12-Accounting and Audit TBG13-Environmental

11 11 Cross Domains Working Groups within Cross Domains TBG14-Business Process Analysis TBG17-Core Component Harmonisation

12 12 Buy – Ship - Pay In the following slides are explanations of each groups purpose and programme of work Working Groups within Buy – Ship - Pay TBG1-Supply Chain TBG2-UNeDocs and Digital Paper TBG3-Transportation TBG4-Customs TBG5-Finance TBG8-Insurance TBG15-International Trade Facilitation TBG18-Agriculture TBG19-eGovernment

13 14th May 2007Geneva 13 TBG1-Supply Chain & eProcurement Purpose Supply chain and e-Procurement covers the Purchasing, Material Management and Payment areas Programme of Work Cross Industry Invoice XML Schema Released Material Safety Data Sheet Cross Industry Remittance Advice Cross Industry Scheduling Process Cross Industry Delivery/Despatch and Receipt Advice Cross Industry Supply and Order Status Cross Industry Quotation eCatalogue Product Data Market Research/Information Process

14 14th May 2007Geneva 14 Cross Industry Invoice (CII) Cross Industry Invoice development deliberately broad in design Intended as an “in all contexts” Schema Collected and harmonised many industry specific business requirements Developed the “CII’ including the harmonised requirements of two or more industry specific data requirements Intended to be used as the basis for a “sector specific context” invoice schema Automotive Industry contextualization underway Can be used in current form as validation mechanism for XML instances from any sector Customization of the schema is at the discretion of the trading partners Will be refined based on alignment work underway between Supply Chain and UBL UN/CEFACT looking at defining format for “Implementation Guides” for schema to help in understanding

15 14th May 2007Geneva 15 TBG2-UNeDocs and Digital Paper Purpose Develop standards and best practice for the migration from paper to paperless trade in international supply chains Programme of Work UNeDocs Contribution to Cross Border Reference Data Model (CBRDM) Clickable Contracts

16 14th May 2007Geneva 16 TBG3-Transportation and Logistics Purpose Develop the eBusiness standards for Logistics planning and Transport. This covers operational movements of goods, administrative and governmental requirements and safety and security of freight movements. Programme of Work Collaborate on UNeDocs harmonisation Complete business requirements for IFTM International Forwarding Multimodal Transport Priorities for next business requirements: Booking, WayBill, Transport Status, Manifest

17 14th May 2007Geneva 17 TBG4-Customs Purpose Collaborate with World Customs Organisation (WCO) covering Business to Government (B2G), Government to Government (G2G) and Business to Business (B2B) requirements in cross border transactions. Programme of Work Cross Border Reference Data Model (CBRDM)

18 14th May 2007Geneva 18 TBG5-Finance Purpose Be responsible within the financial services area for the simplification of international trade procedures, business and governmental process analysis, and optimization of all information exchange standards. Programme of Work Cross Domain Collaboration on Invoicing, Remittance Advice and Accounting Token Continue development with SWIFT and ISO Technical Committee 68 Convergence with the International Standard UNIFI, Business Process Catalogue & Data (ISO 20022) and UN/CEFACT methodologies

19 14th May 2007Geneva 19 TBG6-Architecture Architecture, Engineering and Construction

20 14th May 2007Geneva 20 TBG7 - Statistics

21 14th May 2007Geneva 21 TBG8 - Insurance Purpose Global and cross sector, within the functional area of insurance business which includes the complete cycle of policy production, placement, claims, risk management and accounts between customers of insurance companies, the insurance companies and their agents and insurance brokers. It includes domestic and international environments, insurance and reinsurance, single company policies and co-insurance. Programme of Work Contribution of Data Dictionary Development of Insurance specific Core Components

22 14th May 2007Geneva 22 TBG9 - Travel and Leisure TBG10 – Healthcare TBG11 - Social Security, Employment and Safety TBG12 - Accounting and Auditing TBG13 – Environment TBG14 - Business Process Group

23 14th May 2007Geneva 23 TBG15-International Trade Procedures Purpose Analyze, simplify, harmonize and align public and private sector practices, procedures and information flows relating to international trade transactions both in goods and related services. Programme of Work Development of new UNCEFACT Recommendations Nos. 34 and 35 Revision of existing UN CEFACT Recommendations Nos. 6, 11 and 12 Exploring use of UNCEFACT standards for coding Single Transport Contract

24 14th May 2007Geneva 24 TBG16 - Entry Point TBG17 - Harmonization

25 14th May 2007Geneva 25 TBG18-Agriculture Purpose Develop and maintain Business Process Models, the Business Transaction Models, the semantics and the contents in a syntax neutral way that fulfil the requirements of the Agro – Food communities Programme of Work E-Certification Project eDAPLOS project

26 14th May 2007Geneva 26 TBG19-eGovernment Purpose Develop and maintain business scenarios and business transactions to facilitate the electronic delivery of services to citizens, businesses and government organizations. Programme of Work Common eGovernment data model development Investigate interest in Greenhouse Gas emission and Carbon Trading transactions (GHGCT) processes and standards eArchiving

27 27 Independent Domains Working Groups within Independent Domains TBG6-Architecture, Engineering and Construction TBG9-Travel, Tourism and Leisure TBG12-Accounting and Audit TBG13-Environmental

28 14th May 2007Geneva 28 TBG6-Architecture, Engineering & Construction Purpose Responsible to coordinate and propose new developments and maintenance in the area of Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry (AEC). Programme of Work eTendering for Construction Release Candidate Schema Released // ODP step 6: the implementation verification for two different existing systems in Japan was successfully completed and another has been successfully completed by Korea. Further reviews by India, and European Countries (Germany, France and United Kingdom) will be made. Project Schedule and Cost Performance Management to be released with CCL 07A in June. Contract Financial Execution Management in progress

29 14th May 2007Geneva 29 TBG9-Travel, Tourism & Leisure Purpose To support and promote international business activities related to the exchange of travel industry data. Programme of Work Small Scaled Lodging House data requirements included in CCL 06B Develop Core Components for documenting the business data in travel, tourism and leisure business functionality.

30 14th May 2007Geneva 30 TBG12-Accounting & Audit Purpose The accounting and auditing domains and financial reporting. The exchanges are between the accountants and certified accountants, the auditors, and the enterprises. Internal or external financial reporting towards the economic partners of the enterprises, the private and public collection bodies. Programme of Work Development of Business Process Models to fulfill accounting requirements for Accounting Entry Accounting Ledger Accounting Trial Balance Accounting Reporting Accounting Chart of Accounts

31 14th May 2007Geneva 31 TBG13-Environmental Purpose To support and promote both international and regional cooperation activities related to environmental data exchange. Programme of Work To develop a suite of UN/EDIFACT compliant messages that will support a completely electronic process of notification and tracking under national and international law associated with ECS import/export, including all transactions among the competent environmental authorities, shippers (or exporters), consignees (or importers), and competent customs authorities. Continued work on business requirements for Waste Movement from original UMM models.

32 32 Cross Domains Working Groups within Cross Domains TBG14-Business Process Analysis m TBG17-Core Component Harmonization m

33 14th May 2007Geneva 33 TBG14-Business Process Analysis Purpose Responsible for defining the International Supply Chain model to present the various processes and parties involved within the international supply chain in a simplified way. Programme of Work Work with the buy-ship-pay and domain groups to harmonise business processes models Build a cross domain catalog of common business processes within the International Supply Chain framework.

34 14th May 2007Geneva 34 TBG17-Core Component Harmonisation Purpose Responsible for consistency and harmonisation of core components across business domains and sectors, contributing to a concise and well-defined glossary of business terms, business data semantic definitions, and structuring of data exchanges. Programme of Work Harmonisation of TBG and External Liaison submissions Results of Deliverables are content of Core Component Libraries

35 14th May 2007Geneva 35 Overview An Introduction to Core Components Trade and Business Processes Group - Harmonization (TBG17)  Purpose  Membership  Submission & Acceptance Process  Harmonization Process  Publication & Syntax Solutions  Results  Commitment  Needs

36 14th May 2007Geneva 36 Basic building block – a data element No business context Types  ACC = Aggregate Core Component Like a segment in X12 or EDIFACT  BCC = Basic Core Component Like a data element in X12 or EDIFACT  ASCC = Associate Core Component Connects two ACCs Like a Party to an Address Core Components

37 14th May 2007Geneva 37 Built from Core Components Have Business Context (8 possible)  Like Trade, Purchasing, Switzerland Types  ABIE = Aggregate Business Information Entity Built from an ACC Qualified with a meaningful term  BBIE = Basic Business Information Entity Built from a BCC  ASBIE= Association Business Information Entity Connects two ABIEs Built from an ASCC Business Information Entities

38 14th May 2007Geneva 38 All BCCs and BBIEs have a data type  Such as date, code, measure BBIEs can have a qualified data type  Can point to codes lists maintained by UN or ISO or an industry group  Such as certain codes from Recommendation 20 – Units of Measure, or ISO Country Codes Data Types

39 14th May 2007Geneva 39 Each dictionary entry name has three parts  Object Class – like Address or Person  Property Term – like Street or Name  Representation Term – like Code or Text Based on ISO Put together like this  Object Class. Property. Representation Address. Street. Text Naming

40 14th May 2007Geneva 40 Example Unique IDDictionary Entry Name CC TypeDefinition UN Address. DetailsACCThe information relevant to a specific address. UN Address. Postcode. CodeBCCThe postal code of the address. UN Address. Street Name. TextBCCA name of a street or thoroughfare. UN Address. City Name. TextBCCThe name of the city, town or village of this address. UN Address. Country. IdentifierBCCA unique identifier of a country, e.g. as specified in ISO 3166 and UNECE Rec 3. UN Address. Type. CodeBCCThe type of this address such as business address or home address. We use the Oxford English Dictionary Once approved, we assign a globally unique ID

41 14th May 2007Geneva 41 Example of an ABIE ABIE: Store_ Address. Details  BBIE: Store_ Address. Street Name. Text  BBIE: Store_ Address. City Name. Text  BBIE: Store_ Address. Country. Identifier qDT for Country. Identifier  List of countries from ISO 3166 where the organization has stores Context  Retail

42 14th May 2007Geneva 42 Purpose Core Component Harmonization Goal: to provide a consistent and harmonized set of core components across business domains and sectors, contributing to a concise and well-defined glossary of business terms, business data semantic definitions, and structuring of data exchanges.

43 14th May 2007Geneva 43 Who we are Unlike other UN/CEFACT TBGs, TBG17 members can represent groups Members represent  Other TBGs eg Insurance (TBG8)  Liaisons ECOM EDIFICE GS1 JAI OAGi SWIFT UBL USG

44 14th May 2007Geneva 44 Submission & Acceptance Process Submission from TBG or liaison member  BRS and/or RSM and/or Class Diagram  Spreadsheet or file Core Components Business Information Entities Maybe Qualified Data Types An editor performs technical QA When submission is technically correct, added to work program The submitter describes the process and reviews the diagrams

45 14th May 2007Geneva 45 Harmonization Based on priorities (CEFACT Plenary/FMG/Submission Date) TBG17 reviews submitted Core Components  Across submissions when similar business meaning  Review each CC for completeness, good definition and name May make changes, with agreement from submitter  If any changes made Return submission Submitter (or team) updates BIEs based on TBG17 changes BIEs and qDTs harmonized by TBG17

46 14th May 2007Geneva 46 Publication and Syntax Solutions When whole submission is harmonized and approved  TBG17 sends to ICG For audit For inclusion in next UN/CEFACT Core Component Library If the submitter requests a UN/CEFACT syntax solution, the TBG Project Manager sends the appropriate documents to ATG1 and/or ATG2 for message development.

47 14th May 2007Geneva 47 Results Published in CCL 06B  eTendering  Cross Industry Invoice  Small Scale Lodging House Ready to send for CCL 07A  Project Scheduling and Cost Performance Management Harmonized for CCL 07B  Product Registration  Material Safety Date Sheet  Cross Border Transport (in process)

48 14th May 2007Geneva 48 Commitment Harmonization Meetings and Calls In one year (13 December 2005 to 5 December 2006)  37 three-hour virtual meetings  4 five-day face-to-face meetings Not included:  Submission specific conference calls  Library Development  Travel

49 14th May 2007Geneva 49 CC Harmonization Needs Current Members  More time allocated by management  Ability to attend all face-to-face meetings Additional Resources  Expertise in: Documentation Specific Domains Core Components

50 14th May 2007Geneva 50 Resources skill set Subject matter experts Domain Modelling Technical developers Project Management skills Funding Tools Registry development


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