As a UCCnet Certified Alliance Partner, LANSA recently participated in the beta testing of UCCnet Data Synchronization Services release 2.2. UCCnet provides item registry and data synchronization for electronic commerce based on industry-developed standards. Its GLOBALregistry lets retailers locate product and partner information to achieve accurate Item data distribution in near real-time. This new version incorporates technology that will allow UCCnet subscribers to exchange and synchronize data with their trading partners on a global scale and across many new industry vertical markets.
The LANSA product involved in the beta testing program was LANSA UCCnet Direct, which is a complete life cycle solution for UCCnet Supplier compliance. An integral component of that solution is LANSA Integrator, which is an any-to-any transformation product that enables rapid B2Bi (Business-to-Business integration) transactions through XML and Java services.
Alan Christensen, vice president solution products for LANSA, oversaw the company's participation in the testing program. He said, "LANSA was a leading participant in the UCCnet Solution Partner beta program testing evaluating V2.2 capabilities. This release is of major significance to the burgeoning UCCnet community as it expands UCCnet's capabilities to fully support Private label, DSD (Direct Store Delivery), and Pricing. It also extends the reach of UCCnet beyond just the Food & CPG industries to include Hardlines, Produce, HBC (Health, Beauty, and Cosmetics), OTC (Over-the-Counter), and Apparel by providing class extension payloads. This is also the first step toward the GDSN (Global Data Synchronization Network), which opens up access to UCCnet's GLOBALregistry via other private industry exchanges and national registries.
LANSA is a software company that helps customers enhance their business performance through the effective use of leading-edge technologies, services and solutions. LANSA's products provide offerings in the areas of application development, e-business solutions, technology integration and data access. LANSA has evolved into a powerful family of products and solutions that support IBM iSeries, AS/400, Windows, UNIX and Linux platforms. Founded in 1987, LANSA has over 6,700 installations in more than 67 countries including e-business solutions for world-leading companies like Visa, General Electric Appliances, Hershey Foods and Shell Canada. For more information visit www.lansa.com.
UCCnet is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt neutral organization that provides item registry and data synchronization based on industry-developed standards. Through its support of global EAN•UCC standards, UCCnet delivers an open platform for collaborative commerce services, including compliance verification, synchronization of product information, registry and lifecycle management of synchronized products, user locations and user trade capabilities. As a subsidiary of the Uniform Code Council, Inc., the global standards organization, UCCnet leverages its position to enable the rapid, clear development of industry Internet standards and practices. In addition, UCCnet provides implementation methodology, allowing small, medium and large enterprises to integrate eCommerce into their business in a swift and efficient manner. For more information, visit www.UCCnet.org.