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XML for utilities

Hi,

It seems that XML standards like OAG are capable of supporting general business processes like billing or sales order creation. What XML standard exists out there that deals with needs of utilities industry such as meter reading?

Thank you,

Mike

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    Oct 17, 2007 at 03:25 PM
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      Perhaps I am not thinking about this correctly. WSDL describes this particular service for SAP. If we were to use the same data used for meter reading service for some other purpose (another service (non SAP) or just pure data transfer from point A to point B), the XSD could be used as basis for a custom message should the other purpose require that this message be customized. We surely would arrive at canonical/semantic standard, but it would be just within our company. We would lose any potential benefit of using an open industry standard. Using SAP's WSDL to build a canonical format on our own is certainly an option out there but if there is an industry standard out there, that is preferable in my mind. Again, thank you for your thoughts on this, they are good data points in my thinking here.

      Mike