Intel announces results of ‘Interoperability Fest’

October 19, 2001 – Taipei, Taiwan – At last month’s Intel RosettaNet Interoperability Fest (IOF), 26 supply chain trading partners and 13 e-business solution providers exchanged Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents using RosettaNet e-business standards.

RosettaNet is a non-profit group developing e-business process standards for the electronics industry. The companies at the event established 37 server-to-server connections and exchanged XML documents using the purchase order request and advanced shipment notification RosettaNet Partner Interface Processes* (PIPs*). These specifications define steps in the purchase order process between trading partners.

Additionally, companies demonstrated interoperability between third party software solutions that connect businesses to their trading partners, according to Intel. “The participation at the Interoperability Fest exceeded our expectations because of the commitment, preparation and cooperation by the participating companies,” said Ketan Sampat, director, Intel e-business group, Asia. “The event represents a significant step forward in accelerating RosettaNet deployments among high-tech trading partners.”

In order to further RosettaNet deployment in the industry, the companies plan to integrate the PIPs into their own Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. They also plan to deploy additional PIPs with their trading partners and build on the connections established during the IOF.

Intel will share the knowledge gained from the event with the RosettaNet consortium and continue to collaborate with the organization to help broaden the adoption of e-business standards.

Key learnings from the event include: A need for additional software documentation to help companies establish RosettaNet connections with their trading partners. A need to further educate trading partners on how to deploy RosettaNet standards and solutions.

Events like the IOF help accelerate RosettaNet deployments because participants focus on the common task of testing RosettaNet solutions. By attending the event, software solution providers were able to resolve customer implementation issues quickly, Intel said. The majority of participating companies tested connections on Intel Architecture. Intel-based servers provide the price/performance, scalability, availability and investment protection required to meet the demands of e-business.

In addition to Intel, companies at the event included Acer Sertek Inc., ADI Corp., Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Arima Computer Corp., ASUSTeK Computer, Compal Electronics, Compaq Computer Corp., Compeq Manufacturing Co., Delta Electronics, eCom Software, eSP Solutions, First International Computer, Foxconn, Hewlett Packard, Ibiden, Infoteria Corp., Inventec Corp., Micro Star International, Microsoft, Mitac International Co., Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board Corp., Orient Semiconductor Electronics, Peregrine Systems, SampoTech, Shinko Electric Industries Co., Stark Tech, Synnex Technology, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Tatung Co., TIBCO Software, Timogen Systems, TradeVan Information Services, Unitopia Taiwan Corp., Viewlocity, Vitria Technology, webMethods, Winbond Electronics Corp., and World Peace Group.


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