QRS Corporation announced it will release QRS XML (qXML), an implementation of XML for the exchange of product information in the retail industry. qXML is an XML-based exchange-format designed specifically to optimize retail supply chains, simplify the integration of EDI-based product information and expand the breadth of product information exchanged between trading partners. QRS is currently working with major industry retailers and vendors to include information that normally can only be obtained outside of current electronic means. Retailers will now be able to collect all product information by a single method while vendors will be able to reuse data for multiple retailers, reducing rekeying of data. More information regarding specific qXML implementation will be available at www.qrs.com/qxml

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