|| ||"Jon Mellor" <jmellor-AT-gs1us.org>|
|| ||RosettaNet Reinstates Free Standards Access, Expands Membership Benefits|
|| ||Mon, 24 Nov 2008 13:23:58 -0500|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 24, 2008
RosettaNet Reinstates Free Standards Access, Expands Membership Benefits
Policy Changes to Promote Standards Adoption and Membership Growth
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. Nov. 24, 2008 -- RosettaNet, a not-for-profit consortium that facilitates
development of XML-driven business-process standards for global trade networks, announced it will
eliminate the fee requirements for non-member companies to access its standards, beginning Jan. 1,
2009. It also said benefits would be expanded for its members.
RosettaNet standards provide a common language for transaction messaging within the global trading
network, allowing users to improve the interoperability of their business processes.
Companies that are not members of the consortium have paid to access each of the RosettaNet
standards since subscription fees were instituted in 2007.
"The RosettaNet portfolio of standards will again be free and open," said Clement D. Erhardt,
president, RosettaNet. "Any company can access them, regardless of whether they are a RosettaNet
member. We'e being responsive to the developer community as we work to spread the utility and
ubiquity of these important tools. We realize making this policy change is for the good of the
community and will remove this barrier to adoption and implementation."
Larren Olson, director of Materials Business Solutions for Intel Corporation said, "This is an
important development, particularly for smaller suppliers that want to work with large companies
such as ours. We anticipate that making this change will help with the continued acceptance and
proliferation of these important capabilities."
RosettaNet also will expand its membership benefits in 2009 for its Council members, Global
Partners, and Solution Providers. These benefits will include free seats for training sessions and
RosettaNet events; access to online B2B training materials; complimentary and discounted pricing on
products and services, including the RosettaNet Self-Test Kit; and more.
Membership fees for 2008 will continue at the same levels for 2009.
Most of RosettaNet's members reside in the electronic-component, semiconductor, telecommunication,
consumer-electronic, and logistics industries, and use RosettaNet's order-to-cash and Collaborative
Forecasting business-process standards to exchange product and content information with their
RosettaNet standards are developed by the community for the community, facilitating supply-chain
speed, efficiency and reliability, and enabling greater collaboration and improved communication
between trading partners. By streamlining the exchange of business information, RosettaNet
standards users can reduce costs while also realizing gains associated with inventory reduction,
order-processing time, product-cycle time-to-market, and customer satisfaction.
RosettaNet, a subsidiary of GS1 US, is a not-for-profit consortium dedicated to the collaborative
development and rapid deployment of open, business process standards that align processes within
global trading networks. RosettaNet standards and services provide a common language for business
transactions and the foundation for integrating critical processes among partners within the global
supply chain. Companies that use RosettaNet's proven standards benefit from added cost-savings
throughout supply chain processes, improved e-business communications with trading partners,
enhanced product life cycle management capabilities, and added customer satisfaction. For more
information about RosettaNet, visit www.rosettanet.org.
GS1 US (for RosettaNet)
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