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Spec 2000 Functional and Data Architecture

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Architecture of the complete suite of available Spec 2000 standards[/caption]

In the mid-1980s, the Air Transport Association (ATA) developed and implemented a new data and electronic business (eBusiness) standard called Spec 2000 that was adopted by all the major companies in the industry. Spec 2000 includes everything from a Common Support Data Dictionary to define over 800 standard data terms for use across the industry to the computerization of POs and invoices, warranties, repair orders, reliability data, shipping and receiving information as well as permanent bar code and RFID identification on parts.

Over 2000 companies now use parts of the Spec 2000 standard to conduct business. This standard has reduced costs, eliminated waste, boosted reliability and increased productivity for both the sender and the receiver. The standard defines how regular, daily processes (purchase orders, electronic invoicing, repair orders, warranty transactions, etc.) can all be handled by computers, with people monitoring the process and handling the unique exception. This allows your people to be far more productive and effective.

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Example Spec2000 Application Architecture


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TechnologySolutions can help define, install and integrate Spec 2000 solutions into your business. These solutions include installing stand-alone, PC-based solutions for small suppliers or airline back shops, all the way up to SAP or custom mainframe solutions for your legacy systems. There are many pieces of the Spec 2000 standard that can be implemented in a standalone fashion, from bar coded shipping labels and automated receiving processes to using the core of the Reliability Data standard to understand how well your products are performing in the real world.

TechnologySolutions has been involved in setting many of the Spec 2000 standards over the past 20 years, and is the only known firm specializing in Spec 2000 consulting.

Application architecture is also extremely important for support and maintainability. We strive to make our software as modular, parameterized, and user-configurable as possible. Most screens, all reports, and the built-in messaging/texting for reports or exceptional situations are all easily configurable by the system administrator in your organization.