EPCglobal Architecture Framework
Jaap de Jonge, Management Consultant, Netherlands
The EPCglobal Architecture defines and includes a list of EPC-related roles and standards.
- EPCIS Capturing Application: Supervises the operation of the lower-level architectural elements and provides business context by coordinating with other sources of information involved in executing a particular business process step.
- EPCIS Accessing Application: Responsible for carrying out overall enterprise business processes aided by EPC-related data.
- EPCIS-enabled Repository: Records EPCIS-level events and makes them available for query by EPCIS Accessing Applications.
- Partner Application: Trading Partner systems that perform the same role as an EPCIS Accessing Application, but outside of the responding party’s network.