Tuesday November 2, 2:03 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
XMLSolutions Announces the Launch of XEDI.ORG
XML Representation of EDI Endorsed by Aerospace Industry Association
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 1999--Northern
Virginia-based XMLSolutions today announced the launch of XEDI.ORG.
XEDI (zee-dee) is an approach to the XML representation of EDI
(electronic data interchange) documents. The Aerospace Industry
Association, which represents every aerospace manufacturer in the
United States, has been testing the XEDI solution, and has endorsed
this approach as the standard approach to XML EDI.
``Our major reason for moving to XML is to provide a single file
format that can be used in both a web browser and in an integrated
systems application. This eliminates the biggest EDI drawback that is
the cost and complexity of PC based EDI for small and medium
enterprises,'' said Tom Warner, Chair, EC Harmonization Subcommittee,
Aerospace Industry Association of America.
Warner continued, ``The Aerospace Industry Association EC Work
Group has discovered a simple, non intrusive, cost effective way of
moving from EDI to XML EDI without all the hassle that is associated
with the current XML consortium activities. The AIA endorsed XEDI
Approach is unique in that a single, very simple document type
definition (DTD) is used to define all versions of all X12 and EDIFACT
transaction sets. The other unique feature of this approach is that it
makes use of existing ANSI X12 EDI standards dictionaries in XML form,
making every EDI implementation in every industry immediately usable
in XML without the lengthy DTD development process that is so
Kevin Kail, CEO, XMLSolutions stated, ``Due to the fact that this
approach supports every document in every version of X12 and EDIFACT
today, companies in any industry can immediately expand the value of
their existing EDI investments.''
Information on the XEDI approach to XML representation of EDI is
available to the general public at http://www.xedi.org and is an open
source, open definition project.
Utilizing expertise in XML, EDI and metadata, and through
XML-focused products and professional services, XMLSolutions enables
- Expand their existing EDI world to small and mid-size trading
partners through EDI-XML translation.
- Manage XML application development and deployment through DTD
management and programming utilities.
- Rapidly implement e-commerce initiatives employing XML through
custom application development and consulting guidance.
XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia, with offices
in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Bangalore, India and The Hague.
For more information, contact XMLSolutions Corp., 7929 Westpark Drive,
Suite 100, McLean, VA 22102. Phone: 703/506-1111; Fax: 703/556-9602.
Daryn Walters, 703/506-1111