ZapNote: The Open Travel Alliance (OTA)
The Open Travel Alliance (OTA) was created less than two years ago as a means for creating a set of standards for the hospitality and travel industries. Their first deliverable is an XML-based specification that covers the various needs of airline, hotel, car, and entertainment facilities. And two organizations, Viata and Outrigger Hotels, are making the most of their commitment to open standards in the hospitality industries by adopting OTA.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: The Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
Sharing financial and business information within and external to a business is often a challenge. Preparing financial statements for filing, printing, or web display often means that this same information would need to be re-entered multiple times. Furthermore, once this information is published, searching and extracting components of the financial information can be a challenge. The Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is an open, freely licensed specification that uses XML to describe financial statements for both public and private companies. The format provides a standard format in which users can prepare business and financial reports that can be subsequently presented in a variety of ways.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: The Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI)
The vision of the Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI) is to facilitate Business-to-Business (B2B) and Application-to-Application (A2A) integration by introducing a set of Business Object Documents (BODs) that specify integration requirements to the point that systems can be "plug and play" in the same manner that desktop systems now can support arbitrary hardware devices. OAGI initiatives play well with ebXML and RosettaNet efforts and can be used as a quick step-up towards B2B integration. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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