The Reference Architecture is a report (click here to see the REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE) and a set of specifications that outline an open framework for interoperability of different data-exchange-systems used by suppliers, manufacturers and retailers of the Textile/Clothing and Footwear (TCF) industries.
eBIZ-TCF architecture is:
The structure of the Reference Architecture
The Reference Architecture is structured as
The report includes specifications on business processes, data model, product classificationa and identification, and on the communication middleware. In particular special attention has been paid to the definition of compliance with the Architecture and to the compliance with GS1 data models and identification system.
The first release was published at the end of December 2009 and represented the final lay out of eBIZ-TCF activities, it took in account all final comments and improvements proposed by the eBIZ pilots that were running in the final year of the eBIZ-TCF project.
The domain of the architecture according to eBIZ-TCF
The relationship with GS1 standards
Note for Moda-ML users
The Moda-ML 2008-1 version is fully compliant with the upstream (manufacturing networks) of the eBIZ-TCF Reference Architecture 1.0, while Moda-ML 2013-1 is fully compliant with eBIZ-TCF Reference Architecture 2.0. eBIZ-TCF adds support to the Footwear industry (SHOENET) and for the data exchange with the retail organisations (based on UBL) for both Textile-Clothing and Footwear. See a management level summary 'From Moda-ML to eBIZ-TCF'.
Validation of conformance
To validate instances of electronic documents (upstream or downstream) an official on-line Validator has been published (click here for more info).
The great novelty in respect of Moda-ML are the eBIZ-TCF specifications for RETAIL
Finally with eBIZ a standardised specification is available for Textile Clothing and Footwear towards RETAIL organisations.