Electronic Data Exchange Proxy
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
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
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
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.
The focus is global.
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:
|Project Chair||Bruno Prépin|
|Editor||Gaëlle Cheruy Pottiau|
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|
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.