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Architectural standards are intended to support the design and implementation of eBusiness solutions.
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
As Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) gains momentum within the information technology community, the OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture provides a standard approach for categorizing and understanding the various key functional components. Therefore, this standard provides a common vocabulary of functions applicable to all SOA implementations. Member companies should reference the OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture when discussing SOA with other organizations, such as vendors, customers, and suppliers.
Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF)
This Guideline for Implementing the Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF) will assist organizations in understanding how they can implement the UDEF and reduce the costs of building and maintaining application-to-application interfaces – whether within a single enterprise or between enterprises or across industries. The UDEF global indexing standard should be viewed as a strategic enabler for application integration cost reductions and for migration to a Service Oriented Architecture. Data standards such as ebXML, STEP, and others can each solve a portion of the problem; however, each alone lacks the unlimited extensibility to cover all domains that UDEF offers.
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