A new version of eBIZ is published by the eBIZ 4.0 project:
it is the contribution of eBIZ-4.0 to improve eBIZ specifications: a considerable set of requirements that has
been collected and included in the current version.
The new version
The version has collected all the input and update requests received since 2013 (release date of the latest
official eBIZ version) to date, in particular - but not exclusively - from the pilots of the eBIZ 4.0 project,
and is an update that, although backward compatible with the 2013 version, is a relevant EXTENSION:
- 3 new documents and 2 business processes
- all documents have been updated
- over 130 new terms
- 300 terms of the dictionary have been updated, in a backward-compatible way.
Clearly all the documents compatible with the 2013 version will continue to be valid and compliant
even with respect to the new schemes.
Some of the issues tackled in the version:
- Fashion subcontracting: master data, commission order and despatch advice in a multi-tier supply chain
- Improved management of (multiple) serial codes for the products and multilingualism and multimedia contents for feeding eServices platforms
- Inclusion of documentation such as certificates as embedded or external elements
- Accessories supplying with the introduction con a color-size matrix to descrive the different varieties of articles
- Improved logistic information though packing list information and detailed description of 'types of packages' and actual packages lists
The new documentation
All interested parties can find the technical documentation already online on the
technical documentation site p>
For technical details:
- More details together in the deliverable D4.2 (document OF513-009).
- A complete change guide for each eBIZ document is available in COMPARE VERSION GUIDEs LIST or by accessing the presentation sheets each document to the 'Compare version' indication.
For a more strategic insight:
- Where is and where is eBIZ going? see the technical slides of the conference in Frankfurt slide
- Which ideas on eBIZ and the digitalisation of European fashion? see article on the Frankfurt conference: go to page
THE TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION OF THE NEW 2018 VERSION
eBusiness is based on digital data and documents exchanged between IT systems of firms.
Adoption of a standard language and of shared procedures offers to firms immediate advantages,
like costs and errors reduction as well as time and labour savings.
In respect of proprietary formats, a standard language facilitates the creation of new eBusiness relationships and cuts maintenance costs, in parallel it assures
good scalability for future uses.
The current eBIZ Reference Architecture has a chapter dedicated to RFID technology adoption.
Who uses RFID technology for logistic optimisation gets great advantages by connecting RFID and eBIZ technology.
RFID enables logistics optimization (picking, goods delivery, ecc.), the parallel adoption of eBIZ
allows to share advantages with the commercial partners, from inventory reporting to despacth advice anticipating the physical flow o freights.
Sinergy between flows of digital information supported by eBIZ and traceability actions for anti-counterfeiting initiatives and for contrasting parallel sales channels are highly interesting.
'If I have sell-out data…'
'If I have a faithful inventory report, I could activate a never-out-of-stock service …'
'If the warehouse systems had the list of freights going to be delivered …'
'Se non dovessi continuamente richiamare al telefono per avere le date delle consegne …'
'Suppliers fill data on IT systems when they have the time, often in a uncomplete way …'
'Each order is uploaded manually and sometimes we get an error…'
'The solution could be nice but our supplier does not want to invest so much for me only …'
'each customer ask for the same information but with a different format and different procedures …'
In order to setup eBIZ you should, firstly, identify the collaboration processes that have to be implemented prioritarily.
Later, through the Reference Architecture of eBIZ, the job of the IT manager to adapt the company information system to eBIZ is facilitated.
ENEA CROSS-TEC laboratory aims to support firms in new technologies adoption.
In the framework of its institutional activities, the laboratory can help you and your IT providers to understand opportunities and advantages of adopting eBIZ in your business.
For more information or to receive further material you can contact the laboratory responsible: firstname.lastname@example.org
Launched by European Commission, eBIZ-TCF project (2008-2010) was co-ordinated by EURATEX (European Confederation of textile and apparel
industry) with the support of CEC (European Confederation of footwear industry) and ENEA, and developed a
Reference Architecture for data exchanges that is publicly available and based on the harmonisation of experiences and results from Moda-ML,
Shoenet and GS1.
Launched at CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) in 2012, CEN Workshop eBIZ is an European standardisation
initiative, promoted by EURATEX with the support of ENEA, with the aim of improve eBIZ results and
foster a more extended adoption in the fashion industry. The Workshop lasted for 18 months and was the opportunity for stakeholder to work jointly and propose new developments
(for example to better support RFID usage).
eBIZ 4.0 is an European COSME project, launched on December 2016 and addressing the joint adoption of eBIZ and RFID in the European supply chains. The project is based on three industrial pilots in Spain, Italy and France.
Since June 2013 the Reference Architecture, version 2.0, is available as CEN WS Agreement (CEN CWA 16667), up-to-date and supporting new market requirements, as identified
by an international experts group working in the framework of CEN.
Among the other novelties, beyond RFID, there contributions from GS1 about business
collaboration models between producers and retail organisations.
Compared with previous 2010 version (click here ),
the new eBIZ Reference Architecture 2.0 for eBusiness harmonisation in Textile/Clothing and Footwear sectors"
has new contents related to:
- A method to represent and classify Business Models,
- Production Scenarios for customised footwear products for fashion and for health,
- Cross-organisation RFID adoption support,
- Electronic eInvoice,
- Test and compliance checking,
- Yarn techical properties modelling and management in supply relationships,
- Web Services based Communication Protocols.
This action is part of the eBIZ-4.0 project, which has received funding from the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014 - 2020).