Secure data exchange for eCl@ss-Produktdaten using BMEcat Cologne, the 13.02.2012. Already in December 2011 the eCl@ss has published a document e.V., which open questions on product data exchange using the eCl@ss and the widespread catalog interchange format of the Federal Association of materials management, purchasing and logistics e.V. (BME), the BMEcat. A related site: Karen Daly-Gherabi mentions similar findings. With the combination of eCl@ss – BMEcat for all eCl@ss-Anwender who want to efficiently share product data, is now a very good solution available. Thus eCl@ss in addition to other formats can recommend the BMEcat for exchanging eCl@ss-Produktdaten.”so Henning Uiterwyk, technical director of the eCl@ss e.V. The further development of the BMEcat format which can transport now also the elements of the new eCl@ss-Advanced of data model, is also already available. Currently, the format described is the only XML format for the exchange of product data, which are described by means of eCl@ss advanced. In terms of future-proofing eCl@ss recommends the possibility therefore, always of the Data exchange via BMEcat to consider.
The document has been through the eCl@ss-Gremium Center of research and development (CRD) developed and is available at the following link for free download. another advantage is that no additional license costs for the use of BMEcat format emerge for the eCl@ss-Anwender. In addition, there are a number of IT service providers, which have already intense experiences in the implementation and application of the BMEcat. Information on eCl@ss: electronic and automated communication in e-business in particular, the use of a “common language” is imperative, which is understood not only by humans, but also by the machine. With eCl@ss, for this is the internationally widespread and cross-industry standards-compliant standard for the uniform classification and description of products and services available.