The mission of the XML/EDI Group is:

  • To provide a grass roots advocacy open to anyone with an interest in improving Electronic Business for end users, and specifically through the use of XML and EDI together.
  • To provide an Internet-based set of resources for people involved in XML/EDI, including research and advancement of the technology, through to support for end users in their endeavors to benefit from XML/EDI.
  • To promote and develop a set of Guidelines that derives the maximum benefits from the amalgam of XML and EDI, and to promote the adoption of those Guidelines within the traditional standards bodies for Electronic Business and with commercial software developers.
  • To provide, through focus groups, the wide adoption and support of XML/EDI throughout the business world, and to liaise with appropriate industry bodies to facilitate their use of XML/EDI.
  • To foster and promote projects and products that implement such Guidelines and to organize research and pilot projects to demonstrate practical business implementations.
  • To foster the development of public domain tools and open systems software whenever possible. And thus to provide the means to use XML/EDI to anyone who wishes to, or has a need to use and participate in Electronic Business.
  • To provide a conduit for the dissemination of information on XML/EDI to the press and media, and also to facilitate talks, lectures, seminars and workshops on XML/EDI by providing access to qualified speakers, presenters and materials.

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