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XMLSolutions Corp. Releases Schema Central

XMLSolutions Corp. this week unveiled Schema Central 1.0, a product designed to enable enterprises to dynamically access XML Schemas and DTDs, the information models for XML documents.

XMLSolutions develops strategic business-to-business, XML-based products and services.

Schema Central aims to decrease redundant development efforts and speed the time required to implement XML-based systems by providing a centralized management facility for everything related to XML.

Schema Central facilitates XML implementations by simplifying the set up required for XML interchange with trading partners. Businesses can access and organize countless DTDs and XML schemas, which are then modified and tracked as business rules change. The product provides a central reference point, enabling organizations to easily reuse existing document designs, and it reduces the number of redundant schemas.

As the number of XML standards, such as RosettaNet, xCBL, FpML, cXML, FIXML, ebXML and Microsoft BizTalk increase, enterprises require a mechanism for managing the various standards in use along with their own internal standards. Schema Central delivers a mechanism for managing XML dialects and creating relationships between them to facilitate the electronic transfer of information over the Internet using XML.

Schema Central's three key features, according to a release issued by XMLSolutions, are:

  • A reduced XML implementation time frame due to Schema Central's facility for re-using existing DTDs and Schemas, and the capability to deliver Internet access to that information
  • Universal translation between XML dialects through a mechanism that links various industry XML standards to corporate XML standards and other industry standards, thus keeping companies from being tied down to one particular XML dialect
  • DTDs and XML Schemas are placed in a central storage point, and users have dynamic access to them through the use of simple URLs

Schema Central's server-based pricing starts at $25,000.