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Schema Genarator in GEFEG EDIFIX(R)

From: Jörg Walther <walther@gefeg.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 09:30:09 -0400 (EDT)
To: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
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We are pleased to announce the release of GEFEG EDIFIX®

 XML/EDI module.

which creates XSD schemata and DTDs existing EDI application guidelines
including UN/EDIFACT, EANCOM, VDA, Odette and others.

The generated schemata are in conformance with the current W3C schema
specification (W3C Recommendation, dd. May 02, 2001).

The XML/EDI module supports Draft Standard E DIN 16557-5 currently published
as Draft International Standard ISO/DIS 20625

Thus it gives users the assurance that the XML files created, beside
conforming to current EDI standards, also comply with the latest national
and international standardization work. New developments in international
XML standardization are continuously incorporated in updates to the XML
module. In order to provide a user-friendly, form-based presentation of XML
files the eB Implementation Accelerator GEFEG EDIFIX® also includes XSL
style sheet generation.

An XML data modelling and schema development module will follow soon and
will provide a bridge between XML based message development and traditional
EDI standards.

A detailed description is given below.

Please list our program at the W3C webside http://www.w3.org/XML/Schema.


Jörg Walther

walther@gefeg.com

http://www.gefeg.com



GEFEG EDIFIX® serves Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) through
consistency between Existing EDI Standards and W3C-XML
The eB Implementation Accelerator GEFEG EDIFIX® , a software tool for the
preparation, implementation and maintenance of Electronic Data Interchange
structures between partners of electronic business applications, supports
the generation of XML schemas according to the XML specification of W3C and
thus builds a bridge to the demands of Enterprise Application Integration.

New data modeling and XML schema development functions
GEFEG announces a significant extension to the well-known eB Implementation
Accelerator GEFEG EDIFIX® in order to provide users with data modeling and
XML schema development functions. While the existing XML/EDI module
guarantees compatibility between existing EDI standards and new XML
applications, the forthcoming data modeling capabilities of GEFEG EDIFIX®
are also aimed at users who want to develop XML data where no classic EDI
standards are involved, like XML based EAI solutions, or who want to
complete a systematic data modeling before creating EDI implementation
guidelines.

XML/EDI Module to create XML documents from EDI MIGs
The XML/EDI module of GEFEG EDIFIX® creates XML data structures from
existing EDI application guidelines including UN/EDIFACT, EANCOM, VDA,
Odette and others. It supports the procedure for generating XSD schemata in
conformance with the current W3C schema specification (W3C Recommendation,
dd. May 02, 2001). Thus it gives users the assurance that the XML files
created, beside conforming to current EDI standards, also comply with the
latest national and international standardization work. New developments in
international XML standardization are continuously incorporated in updates
to the XML module. In order to provide a user-friendly, form-based
presentation of XML files the eB Implementation Accelerator GEFEG EDIFIX®
also includes XSL style sheet generation.

Only One Primary documentation needed for both XML and EDI
GEFEG EDIFIX® with the XML/EDI module combines the advantages of a semantic
description of data structures in existing EDI standards, such as
UN/EDIFACT, with the technical versatility of XML. Furthermore, because just
one primary documentation needs to be maintained for both classic EDI and
XML, the maintenance required remains level in spite of the different
methods being put into application. GEFEG EDIFIX® users enjoy the advantage
of investment security for the existing EDI applications that they have
already implemented. Moreover, while GEFEG EDIFIX® and the XML/EDI module
allow classic EDI users to gain XML capability faster -without sacrificing
consistency with existing applications - the XML/EDI module also opens up a
way for small and middle-sized enterprises (SME) without prior EDI know-how
to connect to the EDI data flow of large companies.

Combined EDI Standards Repository and Design, Documentation & Testing Tool
GEFEG EDIFIX® serves as a repository for EDI standards and as a powerful
design, documentation and testing tool for specific EDI interfaces. In
addition to the original UN/EDIFACT standard database and the German edition
published by DIN, GEFEG EDIFIX® also stores and documents other EDI
standards including X12, EANCOM, EDIFICE, Odette, and VDA, as well as
proprietary standards such as SES (Siemens EDIFACT Standard), Philips COPS
and SAP IDocs, and in-house structures. Furthermore, GEFEG EDIFIX® can store
any data interchange format, and can be used for the development,
documentation and maintenance of its data structures.

Experienced German eB service provider
GEFEG (Gesellschaft für Elektronischen Geschäftsverkehr mbH) based in
Berlin, Germany, is a pre-productive eB service provider with about fifteen
years' experience in EDI consulting as well as in the development and
marketing of its EDI software. In addition to providing consulting services
for the implementation and maintenance of EDI standards, subsets and
corporate EDI MIGs, GEFEG also participates in national and international
bodies concerned with the standardization of business transactions, such as
UN/CEFACT (International), DIN (Germany), DISA (United States), EDIFICE
(Europe).

GEFEG EDIFIX® is a commercial product.



For further information on the product please contact:



Jörg Walther



GEFEG mbH

mailto:walther@gefeg.com

http://www.gefeg.com
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