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XML Committee

The purpose of the OFDA XML initiative is to establish a common platform for receiving and sending content in the commercial office furniture industry. Traditional formats such as SIF, CSV, EDI, etc. all ended up being specific to particular accounts and having multiple versions causing companies to spend time and resources reading and writing to various formats. The XML schemas allow for a standard platform everyone can use while still accommodating specific usages to better integrate with individual requirements. For example, a manufacturer may only read a portion of the elements available in the order entry schema, but those elements are still common to everyone. This allows developers to provide industry wide solutions to their customers, and assures companies that any integration with the schemas is sustainable over the life of their business.

 For dealers representing many product brands, you can select the software applications that meet your needs and still do business with all of your suppliers with a single work order process flow. The days of only being able to integrate with your primary suppliers should be behind us. Online, interactive applications utilizing the OFDA XML schemas become easier to integrate into your business requirements, improving communication and providing the information required to properly communicate with your customers on all of their business needs.


Niclas Tilly - Chair
Configura, Inc.

Bruce Allum
20-20 Technologies, Inc.

Rob Alston
All Steel Office

Douglas Angelone

Matt Austin
Kimball Office

Eddie Baird
S.P. Richards Company

Tom Booth
The Hon Company

Peter Brandinger
Configura, Inc.

Nelson Carnide
Configura, Inc.

Jay Cooper
ECI Solutions

Danielle Eaves
HNI Corp

Ed Forgeron
Knoll, Inc.

Brad Garrett
All Steel Office

Melissa Gerten
RPC Software

Mark Goldman
ECI Solutions 

Ashok Goli
Khameleon Software

Peggy Gordon
All Steel Office

Doug Hall
Steelcase, Inc.

David Hansel
RPC Software

Jill Lechtenberg
HNI Corp

Steve LeMaire
ECI Solutions

Ill McIntyre
Herman Miller, Inc.

Kevin Meyer
Haworth, Inc.

Don Neu
Kimball Office

Michael Ross
ECI solutions

Chris Rutt
All Steel Office

Jon Smith
RPC Software

Karen Smith-Hosner
Herman Miller, Inc.

Steve Snyder
National Office Furniture

Dean Teeselink
All Steel Office

Steve Ulstad

Kevin van Riper
Herman Miller, Inc.

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