eCl@ss e.V. announced a global collaboration agreement with Requisite Technology to enhance the eCl@ss Standardized Material and Service Classification. The agreement calls for a fully supported implementation of eCl@ss within the Requisite Spend Data Visibility suite, and the integration of Requisite’s flat product data structure (RUS) into the eCl@ss standard. The relationship provides manufacturing engineers enhanced language and schema mapping, and more detailed product attribute information. The primary points covered by the collaboration agreement are: Incorporation and standardization of Requisite’s RUS attributes within eCl@ss; Provision by Requisite of the eCl@ss taxonomy in various industry standard XML formats; Ongoing enhancements by both organizations of eCl@ss attributes and categories; Requisite support of eCl@ss user requests for changes and enhancements; and Future provision of eCl@ss as an enhanced RUS-like meta-schema with complete mappings to other standards such as UNSPSC, eOTD, and RosettaNet. The eCl@ss product classification standard is immediately available to current Requisite users, including SAP SRM and Oracle customers, in XML. http://www.eclass.de,

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