Softworld: CEO lends support for BASDA’s eBIS-XML initiative

The BASDA committee is due to meet in November to agree the XML scheme, which already has heavyweight support from the likes of Intel, Microsoft, the United Nations and the European Union.

Taylor also urges providers to work towards releasing XML software. He added that if the November meeting was successful, remittance and statement packages may be available in the first quarter of next year.

The warning came as the company launched its own XML schema extending the orginal BASDA certified specification to enable documents generated within or between organisations to be sent or received in XML.

Meanwhile, BASDA chief executive Dennis Keeling unveiled the latest eBIS-XML Web Shopping Cart schema, which enables companies to transmit orders generated on their websites directly into their back office and financial systems.

The technology already allows direct exchange of purchase orders and invoices between different business software. So far over 150 business software developers are implementing the BASDA eBIS-XML interface.

‘By using the e-BIS XML standard with the Web Shopping Cart schema they can link directly to hundreds of different back office applications from SAP to TAS Books’, said Keeling.

Software packages given BASDA thumbs-up

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