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Presenters Name Presenters Title Affliation December 2002 Presenters Name Presenters Title Affliation December 2002 ebXML News, Implementations, Developments and more
Contents Deployment Landscape ebXML Today Latest Specification Developments ebXML in the marketplace - vendor products ebXML projects - deployments, funding, and pathfinder work Summary Speaker Hint This presentation contains extensive materials, you should tailor this to your audience and the amount of time available
Deployment Landscape Chasing the technology ‘bouncing ball’; delivering real ROI for eBusiness
The CIO nightmare What standards do I choose? How do I build significant ROI for my organization? Can I leverage my existing systems? What resources are available to deploy my solution? What are my partners doing? How much of this is real? How do I avoid being in a vendor revolving doors strategy? What if I just build it my way and ignore everyone else?
Identifying the Needs What are you trying to build anyway? Better EDI system? Reach SME partners more effectively? eMarketplace solution? Next generation XML system and network? Open eGovernment systems? Integration of major corporations applications? Common industry collaboration and vocabularies? Speaker Hint You can tailor this list to suit your audience and their industry
People accept that a digital world is coming and are adjusting their work habits accordingly: –Virtual presentations and meetings –All digital documents and transactions –Digital photographs, voices, sound, and signatures (UPS, Radio Shack, Home Depot, Best Buy and more). Shared factor – naturally multi-lingual. Vast gulf between First World and Third World. The Challenge of Change
Business Challenges In determining operational needs there are three levels and areas to include: –The first level is the overall operational approach to solving large enterprise level interactions, –then enterprise to small business interactions, –and small business to small business interactions.
Affordable Infrastructure For a large enterprise this translates into: –Reducing the headcount of staff needed –Decreasing the effort to migrate to implementation versions –Lowering the necessary specialty skills to instead enabling general business staff (costs, productivity, customers). For small business it means: –Being able to support multiple large partners diverse requests for information interchanges –Supporting a single technology base –Linking the interchange to your applications.
Electronic Business Technologies
STANDARDS AUTHORATATIVE SOURCE PRIORITY e-Business Roadmap PRINCIPLES & RULES OBJECTIVES MODELS MODELS ONTOLOGY REQUIREMENTS RISK MANAGEMENT RATIONALERATIONALE Business Why is the engagement being undertaken? What are your organization's primary motivations and business drivers? Functional What will your system do? What information will it provide? Technical How will your system be realized with IT components? Implementation With what specific products and other components will your system be implemented? In what organization? According to what plan? Reference Views AS IS MIGRATION TO BE For each reference view Technology Architecture Technology Applications Business Architecture Reference Models Reference Framework D ata Process
XML, by itself, does not solve interoperability problems yet it is an important tool for doing so. XML does not provide semantics. XML by itself is not the magic bullet. What we really need is a consistent set of methods for building interoperable eBusiness systems using XML – “railroads and telephony”. XML itself is not enough
Solving the right problem Web services: –interactive point-to-point unrestricted transactions –internal backend system sockets ebXML: –secure, reliable business-to-business exchanges –metadata alignment, consistent vocabularies, registries –open eBusiness architecture, business process engineering W3C XML: –wire formats, syntax parsing, security, storage and retrieval –middleware plumbing, web service plumbing
Standards Focus OASIS –ebXML technology specifications –Web service technology specifications –Industry XML vocabularies –Registry technology specifications CEFACT –ebXML architecture specifications – UMM / UML –Migration of UN/EDIFACT to UMM world –Business Process alignment Industry Standards Groups –Local vocabularies for vertical industry use
Standards Focus (more) ISO –International standard tables and measures –Registry technology specifications OMG –Programming language technology EAN/ UCC / CEN / DISA and others –Cross-industry integration Is there overlap and confusion of mission? YES!
CCSD CEFACT BPSS CEFACT UMM/ UML XML UN/EDIFACT UBL OAG BODs Content Assembly Standards Chemistry Market Adoption Open Standardization ProprietaryJCVConsortiaSDO SGML ISO XML W3C SOAP v1.1 SOAP v1.2 W3C UDDI v3 UDDI.org WSDL v1.2 W3C eb MS v2 OASIS WSDL v1.1 UDDI v3x OASIS eb Reg v2 OASIS Traction Standing ebXML spec’s web services
Lower costs and reduced errors. Greater efficiency of processes. Drive consistent business conduct. Increase speed of deployment. Improve inventory controls. Reduce risk for businesses. Provide investment protection. Key: Champion awareness and recognition of the value of standards. The first step is knowledge. Reap the Benefits of Standards
ebXML Today Mission, focus and components
ebXML Adoption Q
ebXML History Begun as 18-month initiative in November 1999 V1.0 Specifications delivered on schedule in May 2001 Developed in an open process by more than 2000 participants representing 100 organizations in 150 countries Facilitation meetings held in N.America, Europe and Japan Development and deployment of the specifications is continuing within OASIS and CEFACT with support from NIST, UCC/EAN, EU and more.
ebXML – Why and How? Computers are quicker and more reliable than people (in processing data), and offer potential business ROI Mature organisations process their information electronically and reap very significant competitive and production benefits Information exchange & accounting between organisations is: –largely still paper / fax based –dictated by regulation or large customers –great once you get it working and stable electronically –cost savings and availability via internet as delivery medium –international need to enable global trade and opportunities –eCommerce / Web revolution well underway (e.g. eBay+)
Challenges of e-business today XML initiatives underway for specific industriesXML initiatives underway for specific industries – attempts at verbatim translation of EDI to XML Consensus required on common requirementsConsensus required on common requirements No core infrastructure meansNo core infrastructure means –Incompatibility –Reinvention the norm –Segregated pockets of communication
Traditional EDI Each arrow is a project Distributers Manufacturers Shippers
XML More than 400 initiatives HR- XML EHD xCat UBL Rosettanet OTAIATA cXML E- construct Ford SMDG AIAGGCIOBI Boeing Open trans OdettexCBL HL7 AcordCIDXxBRLWal- mart agXMLVICSSWIFTTogaf Bolero
Each arrow is a product Profile ebXML ebXML automates business partner connection across industry boundaries
ebXML Approach – Business Centric Organisation(s) Industry / Service Business process Context factors Transaction interchanges Information details Messaging details Each participant needs to specify their own: ‘Who, What, Why and How?’ CPPA BPSS Content Assembly XML content structure(s) Core components + Registry CPP + ebMS Business Terms ebXML parlance
ebXML Business Profile Own Capabilities and Requirements to trading partners Organisation Business process Information Technology ebXML Profile ebXML Registry
Example – GM Bulk Used Cars Bulk Buying Business Process Specifications (BPSS) Trading Partner Agreement (CPA) Specifies Bulk Buying Business Process Check Vehicle Availability Dealer Location Vehicle History Submit PO DTDs Contains Business Transactions XML Message Structures General Motors > Bulk Used Car Buyers Speaker Hint You can change the context here to your own project
Example – Bulk Used Cars - Dealers DealerLocation Activity DealerLocator Map To PurchaseRequest Activity DealerLocator Map To VehicleHistory Activity DealerLocator AvailableVehicle Activity Map To PurchaseApproval Activity Map To [Business Error] e.g., Map DealerLocation Activity to the DealerLocator Web service Business Analysts map B2B Transactions to the services available in Back-end systems Conceptual Speaker Hint You can change the context here to your own project
Script into BPSS definitions > Vehicle Purchase Request Activity PurchaseRequest Activity > AvailableVehicle Activity [Business Error] > DealerLocation Activity > VehicleHistory Activity > VehiclePurchase Approval Activity PurchaseApproval Activity The B2B Collaboration may be composed of several business transactions The resulting sequence is captured in a BPSS Business Transactions Conceptual Physical Speaker Hint You can change the context here to your own project
DB Legac y Apps COTS Apps Legac y Apps J2EE Application Server Container Orchestration Services EJB Business Services Systems Interface ebXML MSH ebXML Proces s Server ebXML BSI Apps B2B— Tradin g Partne r CPABPSS J2EE Web Container ebXML SOAP Business Process Collaboratio n DMZ Internal Firewall EJB Business Services Internet Example Deployment - GM Speaker Hint This deployment model shows the ebXML components, you can adapt this to your own implementation context.
Deployment Issues - Information Quality For eBusiness - vital to ensure low-cost interoperability Accounting – mandatory for accuracy and verification US Gov – critical for homeland security integration Globally – meeting the challenges of a secure reliable electronic marketplace Speaker Hint You can add context here to your own project, and change the priority to those from your user commuity
XML business information Schema DeliveryAssembly Schema: Content structure definition and simple content typing Content Assembly: Business logic for content structure decisions and explicit rules to enforce content, and interdependencies, with business exchange context, and content definition UID references ebXML Secure Authenticated Delivery and Tracking: ebXML Messaging system, envelope format and payload with exchange source profile (CPP) controls UID content referencing system ensures consistent definition usage UID Registry/ Dictionary (and long-term consistency) XML Information Exchange Quality
Comprehensive Messaging Delivery Web Services + ebXML Type Request/responseCollaboration Communication RPC-style synchronous communication between tightly coupled services, Document- style asynchronous communication between loosely coupled services Synchronous, asynchronous communication Business Service Interface description WSDL CPP, CPA (WSDL within CPP, with CPA also) Protocol and Formats SOAP, XMLebXML Message Service (over SOAP), XML, BPSS (as "business" protocol) Content Standards NoneRecommended Standards (e.g. OAGI BODs, EDIFACT, UBL) How to find business partners UDDI RegistryebXML Registry (UDDI Registry may point to an ebXML Registry or Registry objects (e.g. CPA)) With thanks to Alan Kotok from his recent article :
ebXML in the marketplace Vendor products
UCC ebXML Interoperability Certification Eleven vendors: XML GlobalFujitsu Sun MicrosystemsSybase bTradeSterling Commerce WebMethodsCyclone Commerce MercatorExcelon TIBCO Full list of other ebXML vendors available from:-
Partner Profile Implementation Guide Implementation Layer Extension Layer Business Layer Mappings Concepts Conceptual Layer Frameworks & Stds Transaction / Presentation Collaboration Partner Specifics Elements vs Attributes Length, Datatyping and Masking Routing & Packaging Service Parameters Framework Envelope - eg. X12 slots Requirements Identify business rules / patterns Scope; atomics & constructs Structure: Resolution / Indenture Workflow / process identification Mandatory vs Optional Sub-setting Codelists Semantics Define Business Context Use Case and Sequence Diagrams Identify Authoritative Sources Register/Link Source Concepts Register Internal Concepts Assign Classification Place into organization’s ontology Outreach Role-Process Identification Standards & Framework Adoption Qualifier to Object Breakout Thesaurus Assignment Interchange Mapping Target Constructs Physical Community of Interest Business Drivers: Model / Process / Patterns / Constraints Technology Model / Constraints Legacy Strategic Tactical Publish Reuse Alias Business Goals Reuse - Compound Constructs ‘Service’ Agreement ‘Service’ Agreement Context - concept - linking - construct Vendor Challenge – Implementing Business-Centric Approach Speaker Hint See presentation slide notes.
ebXML projects Deployments, funding, and pathfinders today Speaker Hint This section can be customized to your audience. Additional project details can be found from the JMT website:
US Government CDC – lightweight ebXML client developed and being UCC certified Homeland Security NIST – OAG test-bed DARPA – Advanced Supply Chain CIO Council – Registry DFAS – Information Agility –Addresses –Invoices FDIC – MDR with intelligent mapping project
Canadian Government PWGSC – Registry – base implementation path finder PWGSC - EDI transformation using ebXML approach - evaluation XML in Ontario (XiO) – In Phase 2 through March 2003, evaluating tools to use ebXML Reg/Rep for prototype implementation – committed to ebXML. EDAT – e-Forms Domain Architecture - In 2002, integrated MS BizTalk environment with a Registry and ebXML adapter.
European ebXML CEN/ISSS EAN CEN / eBIS Vendor forum - project began in September – to demonstrate implementations in Europe using ebXML SEEM initiative for eCommerce Industry - Steel 24x7 Open eXchange
GM demonstrated their ebXML system with web service integration at AIAG, Detroit - 25 th Sept’02 Covisint – endorsed ebXML STAR – ebXML messaging pathfinder implemented and delivered AIAG – working from X12 base OAG - Vendor challenges using automotive payloads and business processes Straw poll in Detroit – 50% of new projects now using OAG V8 XML Automotive
Industry Australia –State of Victoria (Sydney) –Utility Supply – Gas and Electric Distribution –In production – 100,000 ebXML messaging transactions daily. USA - State of Texas –Electric distribution – with power suppliers –Using ebXML messaging for daily transactions
DISA X12 – DRIVE Registry using GoXML –OTA and IFX OAG – implementing Registry –OAGIS V8.0 schemas –Vendor challenges UCCNet ebMS certification OAG - RosettaNet – ebXML migration Industry Groups
Latest Specification Developments Upcoming capabilities and extensions
Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM) Legacy payloads can be used “as is” Supports vocabulary alignment and multi-lingual element tags Minimizes overhead in payload itself – can be just simple structure Provides ability to do automated mapping OASIS TC – scheduled to deliver complete specifications in July, 2003
Upcoming Registry Developments ebXML V3.0 enhancements - partner discovery / extended content management services Delivering on eBusiness web services - with critical federated model Allows open industry and government deployments worldwide Allows building collaborating communities
Registry v 3.0 Cooperating Registry Model –Allows linking multiple ebXML registries together –Loosely-coupled federation approach Local operators have autonomy over their own registry Can make several small registries appear as one single large registry –Supports direct accessing via URI (REST approach) –Built using the existing V2.0 Registry components –Event notification mechanism
Example Deployment STAR Registry Federation Server OAG Registry Content Classification OAGBOD's Data Dictionary Element Definitions Transaction Assembly STAR Assemblies Data Dictionary Element Definitions Transaction Assembly STAR BPS OAG staff approve One View to User Organizations Request Federation Make Associations Synch User Groups Local content control STAR staff
Extending ebXML Registry Collaborat ion Protocol Profile (CPP) 1.. Supported Business Process (BPS) > DTDs / Schemas DTDs / Schemas INPUT/ OUTPUT DTDs & Schemas > 1.. WSDL Binding Info CAM templates Physical Payloads 1.. >
ebXML Registry Vision “A semantic registry is the key foundation block upon which global electronic business exchanges will be built”.
Summary Adopting ebXML - roadmap for implementers
Planning Incremental adoption of components and operational maturity Plan 1 year, 2 year and 5 years out. Issues, implementation criteria, ROI, support, interoperability, XML. Schema neutral content assembly. Separation of business semantics from XML mechanics. Web services and discovery. Speaker Hint You can add your own project experience here and provide first hand reporting.
Implementing ebXML roadmap Existing IntegrationNew Deployment 1Install messaging 2Create partner delivery details 3Document business processAgree on business process 4 Migrate existing payloads to new delivery Make assembly definitions Select payload standards Make assembly definitions Map to applications Build payload content 4Adopt Business Process automation - BPSS 5 Cross reference assembly to registry dictionary 6Publish details to registry I N C R E A S I N G M A T U R I T Y
Some ebXML selection metrics B2B or large A2A Environments— extending or integrating enterprise systems, or when loosely coupled messaging is desirable Need Reliable Messaging— when enterprise services perform updates, insert, or deletes to the underlying data model, reliable messaging becomes critical Security is a Concern—when different security profiles and requirements exist between trading partners High scalability requirements—ebXML’s loosely coupled messaging architecture allows for horizontal scalability, queuing, and clustering Want to Leverage Industry Standards—XML grammars, business process modelling and trading partner agreements
Main ebXML concepts Business Processes – defined as models in UMM, scripted in XML Business Messages – content agnostic - exchanged using ebMS Trading Partner Agreement – specifies parameters for businesses to interface with each other – expressed in XML Messaging Layer – moves the actual XML data between trading partners – ebMS Core components – library of pre-defined business vocabulary artifacts Collaboration Registry - Provides a “container” for process models, vocabularies, assembly templates, partner profiles + discovery.
Continuing ebXML Work Latest Specifications; available at Infrastructure work continuing at OASIS –Messaging –Collaborative Partner Agreements (CPA) –Interoperability, Implementation, Conformance –Registry / Assembly Conceptual / Process related work continuing at UN/CEFACT –Business Process –Core Components –Modelling / UMM
“Information systems have the potential to transform the Government and the services it provides to the public. But without consistent policies and standards to underpin those systems it will not be possible to work together to deliver ‘joined up’ services.” RT Hon Ian McCartney MP, Minister of State, UK Cabinet Office
“Never plan further than 24 months out. Everything is going to be so different by then, why do it?” Number One of Gartner’s Top 10 E-Business Imperatives;
“It is clear that ebXML will soon become the standard for all global trade. By implementing ebXML, GCI takes advantage of the excellent work that’s being accomplished to streamline many EDI processes and remove waste and redundancy from supply chains.”
Industry Groups Support ebXML The Open Healthcare Group