May 11, 2001 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG SDS Becomes First Korean Company to Participate in "ebXML" Demo Event

It has received much attention in the industry that a Korean IT company has joined ranks with global companies in setting the standards for ebXML, which is becoming an international standard in electronic commerce technology.

Samsung SDS (CEO Hong-Ki Kim) announced on May 10 that it has successfully showcased its technology with global IT companies at "ebXML POC (proof of concept) Demo Conference, " a proposed international standard, held in Vienna Austria to promote B2B electronic commerce.

ebXML aims to establish industry specifications to create interoperability among different electronic commerce systems developed by individual companies or organizations. The standardization effort is led by UNCEFACT (United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business), an organization under the UN responsible for establishing international specifications for electronic document, and OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards: www.oasis-open.org), a non-governmental consortium for XML specifications. ebXML is expected to become an essential element in promoting electronic commerce.

The seventh ebXML Conference was held between May 7 and May 11 in Vienna Austria after its first conference in San Jose in the US in 1999. The conference was attended by more than 20 companies including Samsung SDS, Commerce One, GE, Fujitsu, IBM, Tibco, NTT and VISA. Each company introduced the development in its part in the business process to agree on ebXML version 1.0. In the conference: ▶ Samsung SDS was responsible for the seller ▶ Commerce One took the e-marketplace ▶ Fujitsu worked with buyer-related process ▶ IBM/VISA worked with payment authorization ▶ NTT developed financial settlement ▶ GE was allocated net market (connections among e-marketplaces) and ▶ Tibco built advanced shipment notification area of the specifications.

Samsung SDS, as the seller, updated electronic catalog of items for sale to Commerce One, who took on the role of the e-marketplace.
- Samsung SDS unveiled a core technology to transmit electronic catalog based on XML by using SOAP (Simple Object Accept Protocol), the next generation XML transmission protocol.

With the participation in the ebXML Vienna POC Conference, Samsung SDS has joined the global IT solution companies in developing international specifications for ebXML. Samsung SDS is expected to secure core technology in the international specifications by adopting processes that conform to ebXML specifications in e-marketplace solutions currently under development.

Jae-Bum, a manager at Samsung SDS Solutions Development Center who attended the conference, said, "Samsung SDS left an impression that it is on a par with global leaders in solutions development by being the only Korean IT company to co-working with them." He stressed that it would help the company in securing core technology for the planned development of the next generation CRM (Customer Relations Management) solution.

Details of the Vienna POC Conference can be found at www.ebxml.org/archives.


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