Saturday, January 31, 2015

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OAGIS Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Platform Edition Announced

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NEW for 2015 There are more reasons than ever to join OAGi!  See our new Value Proposition here.

NEW for 2015 - OAGi News for January now available here.

The OAGi standards development methodology for 2015 is now available.  The methodology includes four major phases each consisting of multiple activities and deliverables. You can view the executive summary and download the full document here.

How are you using OAGIS? - Please take our new survey now!

OAGi Signs Memorandum of Understanding with MESA International.  More here.WSDL and JSON for OAGIS Release 10.1 are now available!  Go to our download page here.

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.

Five Guest Speakers at Plenary Meeting November 13


We had a tremendous meeting result last week!  We had terrific presentations, discussions, and networking.  Our speaker lineup included:

·         Matt Johnson, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Oracle, presented on, "Enabling Collaboration and Visibility across the Value Chain", including Oracle's plans for OAGIS

  • Scott Nieman, Land O'Lakes, presented their plan of a ,"Strategic Roadmap to OAGIS 10.X"
  • Kevin Himka and Jeff Rice, Boeing, explained their Enterprise Architecture Approach to Developing OAGIS as a Standard Message Format
  • Ian Hedges, E2open, presented a series of case studies of their OAGIS enabled products with several of their customers
  • Denis Gagne, Trisotech, presented his work on BPMN4OAGIS

What a great learning opportunity it was!


The presentations are available on the OAGi website here.  


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

OAGi Announces agreement with Strategy and Enterprise Architecture Society. Announcement 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, including:

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.


You can download the Project Definition here.

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.  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.

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