Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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NEW - OAGi Signs Memorandum of Understanding with MESA International.  More here.

NEW OAGIS 10 Extensions Video is now available here.

We invite you to watch a short video on You Tube by our member, E2open on their use of OAGIS More here.

We are excited to announce that OAGIS Release 10.1 is now generally available!  Go to our download page here.

OAGi News for October 2014 now published here.

Five Guest Speakers Announced for Plenary Meeting November 13


This exciting and informative lineup includes the following member and guest speakers:

·         Matt Johnson, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Oracle, who will be presenting on several topics, including Oracle's plans for OAGIS.

·         Scott Nieman, Land O'Lakes, who will be presenting their implementation of the OAGIS Remittance Advice and their plans for OAGIS 10.X roll out

·         Boeing Case Study - Boeing implementation of OAGIS. Speaker name to be announced

·         Ian Hedges, E2open, who will be doing a case study on their work with Lufthansa Technik

·         Denis Gagne, Trisotech, who will be presenting his work on BPMN Expressions of OAGIS Scenarios

The Plenary meeting will be at Oracle Headquarters in Redwood City, California.  We will also have Working Group Meetings the morning after on Friday, November 14.

This is a must attend learning opportunity.  We invite you to make your plans to attend now.  Meeting and logistics information are available here.

OAGi signs MoU with The HR Open Standards Consortium! Read more.

OAGi Announces agreement with Strategy and Enterprise Architecture Society. Announcement here.

Free OAGIS JSON Expressions  - OAGIS Release 10.0 now contains JSON expressions. It is free for members in the Enterprise Edition.  Non-members can download two Free JSON instances here!

Oracle and E2open announced support of OAGIS and a joint effort to use native BODs at our Plenary Meeting on November 29.  Download their presentations here.

OAGi enhances OAGIS for Mobile Business and Cloud Computing. Download our Position Paper here.

Ask a question to our CEO, David Connelly!  You can write to him here.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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 Working Groups    

Quality Content Working Group (new)

The scope of this new Working Group includes 6 Nouns and a Component library donated by Pat O'Connor of Infor, a longtime Policy Board member.

The donated Nouns and Components the Working Group starts with include:

Corrective Action Plan

Defective Material Notice

Inspection Order

Quality Specification

Quality Test Master

Quality Test Result

Quality Components


The Working Group plans to review this donated content and revise and/or add to as deemed necessary.  Also, an inventory of existing quality content in OAGIS is also planned, with additions and revisions as deemed necessary.


The Policy Board has reviewed and approved this Working Group and we have members who have already signed on.

You can download the Project Definition to see if you are interested in joining the Working Group here.  We have not started meeting yet so you can be in at the beginning.

B2B Network Collaboration WG - 

The Working Group Co-Chairs are Ian Hedges, E2open, and Satish Ramanathan, Oracle.

Scope: To build a Specification for Trading Partners to setup messaging interactions and exchange messages through a B2B service provider

Semantic Refinement WG

The Working Group Chair for the Semantic Refinement WG is Serm Kulvatunyou from NIST.  The goal of the Working Group is to advance semantic precision of interface definitions exposing OAGIS. 

It plans to do this by developing an RDMS design to support the OAGIS Data Model so that OAGi can better:

  • Allow for import of OAGIS developer schemas
  • Allow for precise content contextualization
  • Implement a prototype, open source tool, which in addition to above requirements:
  • Allow for export of OAGIS contextualized standalone schema
  • Allow for import of OAGIS contextualized standalone schema

Smart Manufacturing WG 

Virtual Business Object WG

Mobile, Cloud, JSON WG

Chem eStandards Maintenance WG

Quality Assurance Working Group

You can find more information on any of these here.

Also, if you are interested in joining any of these Working Groups, or in starting a new Working Group, please write to us here.XSD, javascript, XML, JSON, Cloud, Mobile, software, ERP, programming, javascript


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