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1. Project Name

Electronic Data Exchange Proxy

Version: 0.3

2. Objectives

2.1. Purpose

The purpose of the project is to create Business Process Models and Business Class Diagrams for documenting the business scenarios and business transactions involved in the authorization given by an agricultural party to one or more parties to allow for the exchange of data on their behalf. The authorized party could send specified messages (invoices, financial reporting etc.) on the behalf of agricultural party.

The process is described by two use cases :

  • To send the proxy message to one or more parties
  • Acknowledge receipt message

The output will be used to obtain and validate the XML messages to support the business process.

Note: Proxy as mentioned in this document gives only permission for data exchange and not for decision making

2.2. Scope

The objective of this project is to standardize the Business Processes, the Business Transactions and the Information Entities involved in the authorization given by an agricultural party to one or more parties to allow for the exchange of data on their behalf implying that the agricultural party (e.g. a farmer) authorizes his partner to exchange data on his behalf.

A data exchange proxy describes the commitment (agreement) between an agricultural party and two or more of his partners who manage his information on his behalf.

Data exchange proxy aims to:

  • Specify the terms of the proxy (data, partners, implementation period,...)
  • Register the agricultural party's agreement for the specified exchange of information (e.g. invoices, accounting account, crop data sheet message, milk analysis etc.)
  • Notify the partners about the agreement involved in the exchange
  • Receive a notification electronically (Electronic receipt of notification)
  • Updating or cancelling the proxy message

3. Deliverables

The deliverables from the project are:

  • A catalogue of Business Process Models using UMM/UML covering the Electronic Data Exchange process
  • A guide for users which enables them to select the model appropriate to their needs
  • The class diagrams of the business transactions for the creation of the XML message
  • The BRS and RSM documents
  • XML messages to support the business transactions

4. Functional Expertise of Membership

The membership is open to experts with broad knowledge in the area of electronic data exchange authorization, and EDI and their e-business operation, and the functions of UN/CEFACT and its groups.
In addition, Heads of Delegations may invite technical experts from their constituency to participate in the work. Experts are expected to contribute to the work based solely on their expertise and to comply with the UN/CEFACT Code of Ethics.

5. Geographical Focus

The focus is global.

6. Initial Contributions

A project team will submit the working documents as part of this proposal. It is understood that these contributions are only for consideration by the project team and that other participants may submit additional contributions in order to ensure that as much information as possible is obtained from those with expertise and a material interest in the project.
The following have expressed an interest in making such contributions:

7. Project Management

7.1. Team

Project Chair Bruno Prépin
Editor Gaëlle Cheruy Pottiau

7.2. Milestones

Estimated Open Development Process (ODP) milestone dates:

ODP Step ODP Name Estimated Completion Date Comment
1 Project Proposal 30.04.2008 Project proposal submission
2 Requirements List 30.11.2008 BRS submission
3 1st Working Draft 31.03.2009 BRS validation and work on RSM
4 Internal Review 30.04.2009 RSM submission
5 Public Review   Comment
6 Implementation Verification   Comment
7 Final Release   Comment

8. Statement of Resource Requirements

Resources required are business experts with a broad knowledge of electronic data exchange proxy and EDI in any region or country. Modeling expertise is also required for the project.

Note: The project does not require any additional resources from the UN/ECE secretariat.