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1 Drybridge Consulting Party Identification Directory Installing the Microsoft Research Service IDEAlliance and Drybridge Consulting – collaborating to deliver solutions for the Paper and Forest Products Supply Chain

2 Drybridge Consulting Page: 2 Installing the PID Research Service Show the Research Pane View/Task Pane and then select Research 2.Click on Research Options 3.Click on Add Services 4.On the Add Services window enter the following address, make sure you enter it exactly as indicated 5.There will be a series of screens that culminate in a success message. 5

3 Drybridge Consulting Page: 3 Using the web-service from MS Office Available in Office, Excel, and PowerPoint The Research Pane comes loaded with dictionary and other types of look-ups. It is very easy to register a new web service for use in the pane. Office 2003 and above. But first, Select Party Identification Look-up This is the area where requests are entered. I asked for help which returned a list of the valid web services that you can execute. Information about the service: Scheduled Updates Who is providing the service

4 Drybridge Consulting Page: 4 An invitation to participate The Party Identification Directory, well be referring to it as PID from now on, provides two primary functions. 1. A directory of contact, identifier, and address information for parties involved in the paper and forest supply chain. 2. Look-up and retrieval of this information You are experiencing one of the ways that we can make the PID service work. All approaches start the same way, an existing member invites a new trading partner to participate. The invited trading partner can choose to maintain their own information. Alternatively, the invited trading partner can choose to engage with IDEAlliance to maintain their trading partner information. Well be reviewing how to access the information in the following slides. The point to take away from this slide is: The quality of the information available is based on the effort that everyone puts into maintaining the information.

5 Drybridge Consulting Page: 5 Benefits of participation Centralized trading partner directory Timely and accurate information Faster implementation Integrated into your existing systems – As a web service – As a data synchronization tool Flexible administration Web browser access Low cost

6 Drybridge Consulting Page: 6 Ways to retrieve information Internet browser – Information returned in browser page with download possible in XML message or tab-delimited file. – This approach provides immediate benefits prior to any integration between PID services and your systems. – Basic instructions for use are included in this document, detailed documentation is available on the web. Internet web service – XML format, suitable for integrations. – This approach provides long-term cost-saving benefits when PID services are integrated with your systems. – Instructions are available on the web. Microsoft Office Research Pane Web Service – Zero footprint, easy installation, simple user interface. – This approach provides immediate inquiry access. – Basic instructions are included in this document. The service does not require documentation.

7 Drybridge Consulting Page: 7 Using the web front-end During the prototype period PID is hosted at - navigate to the site and select the link for Registered Users.www.drybridge.com Username: Password: visitor Use the visitor access to query the directory. The ability to maintain your companys information is controlled by your domain; so, registration is required. Use the visitor access to query the directory. The ability to maintain your companys information is controlled by your domain; so, registration is required. You may also register on the PID Site. This will permit you to perform maintenance and invite additional trading partners to participate.

8 Drybridge Consulting Page: 8 Location Search If you do not have an identifier you can use this screen to find a location using a variety of criteria. This inquiry is also available as a web service and as a Microsoft Research Service. Well be discussing the research service later on in this presentation, web-service documentation is available separately. This is the primary human interface into PID.

9 Drybridge Consulting Page: 9 Location Information Locations follow the papiNet model All Party elements and attributes all items included in data model not all shown on screen In addition to the papiNet model Location hierarchy based on parent-child relationship Some additional contact roles to support PID admin Locations follow the papiNet model All Party elements and attributes all items included in data model not all shown on screen In addition to the papiNet model Location hierarchy based on parent-child relationship Some additional contact roles to support PID admin

10 Drybridge Consulting Page: 10 Identifier Search Identifiers have a base value and an extension. Think DUNS and +4 This is the primary system interface into PID. Identifiers have a base value and an extension. Think DUNS and +4 This is the primary system interface into PID.

11 Drybridge Consulting Page: 11 Identifier Information Identifiers are managed with papiNet requirements in mind Can be enabled for particular market segments Can be set-up in advance of their actual use Changes to the base identifier cascade to any extensions Identifiers are managed with papiNet requirements in mind Can be enabled for particular market segments Can be set-up in advance of their actual use Changes to the base identifier cascade to any extensions

12 Drybridge Consulting Page: 12 What types of things can you do? Visitors can retrieve – Locations, Contacts, and Identifiers Registered users can create and retrieve – Locations, Contacts, and Identifiers Domain members can update – Location Parent – Location Child Assignment Must be parent domain member – Location - Contact Assignment – Location – Identifier Assignment – Flag items for deletion Review by administrator prior to deletion

13 Drybridge Consulting Page: 13 Sponsorship of a New Trading Partner Increasing the number of entries in PID will happen either through paid maintenance, a pull process, or a push process. – Paid maintenance – Trading partners provide lists and contact we enter and update, following up periodically. – Pull – Admin will initiate an entry and invite a contact to participate – Push – participant will initiate an entry and invite a contact to participate Contact status – Sponsor Person initiating, if a foreign domain then can change until Prospect is validated, domain has been associated with location. – Prospect A registered or non-registered contact who has been targeted as being responsible for a domain – Administrator All domain members can perform maintenance on locations in the domain Non-domain members who have been provided maintenance access. – pNet contact Type Any other contact


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