Purchasing Can Now Get Faster, Better and Cheaper Data Using International Standards and Cataloging at Source (C@S)

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Now more than ever procurement needs faster and better information, this can only come from having quality authoritative data. The ECCMA (Electronic Commerce Code Management Association) 10th Annual Conference in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (October 27-29) will focus on practical steps to implement ISO 8000-110:2008 and Cataloging at Source (C@S).

Now more than ever procurement needs faster and better information, this can only come from having quality authoritative data. The ECCMA (Electronic Commerce Code Management Association) 10th Annual Conference in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (October 27-29) will focus on practical steps to implement ISO 8000-110:2008 and Cataloging at Source (C@S).

In a complex purchasing environment very few in the supply chain ever see the objects themselves and instead they must rely on descriptions. These descriptions must not only accurately identify the objects but must also describe them in a way that they can be easily found, differentiated and grouped for management and analysis.

Companies looking to improve the quality of the data in their design, procurement, inventory and plant management or ERP systems are looking to their suppliers to provide them with better quality data to create better quality descriptions and more accurate spend analysis, this is Cataloging at Source (C@S).

ISO 8000-110: 2008, the new international standard for master data quality, is the cornerstone of the new Cataloging at Source (C@S) process that makes it faster, better and cheaper for companies to get the quality data they need to manage their assets, their logistics, their procurement, as well as integrate data and move data internally between applications. Finally, ISO 8000 lowers the cost of cleaning master data and keeping it clean.

ECCMA's 10th Annual Conference is dedicated to ISO 8000 and (C@S). If you have an interest in purchasing we encourage you attend this conference being held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania October 27th-29th, 2009.

Please visit http://www.ECCMA.org for more information registration details.

The Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA) http://www.eccma.org is an international not for profit membership association founded in 1999 with mission to research, develop and promote better quality data for use in electronic commerce. The Association first developed the UNSPSC as a global commodity classification and went on to develop the ECCMA Open Technical Dictionary (eOTD) to allow the creation and exchange of unambiguous, language independent descriptions. The eOTD is based on the Federal Cataloging System and the NATO Codification System, the systems used to manage the world's largest shared inventory developed by the Department of Defense at a cost in excess of $3 Billion and used today by over 50 countries.
ECCMA is the American National Standards (ANSI) appointed administrator of the US Technical Advisors Group to ISO Technical Committee 184 Sub Committee 4 (TC 184/SC 4), a leading ISO technical committee responsible for hr development and maintenance of international standards for industrial data.

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