What is JDF for The Vendor
JDF makes it possible to deploy interoperable solutions to customers a much more consistent and standardized manner. Prior to the development of the JDF specification, custom integration between two or more vendor solutions was a very tedious and technical job. Now that there is a specification that defines which variables to share and how, this once custom-developed interface can be standardized within your tools. Now rather than developing a custom interface for each partner or cooperative vendor solution, your development team can implement JDF variables and JMF connections to a variety of differing solutions with one singular interface.
This can mean not only enhanced customer flexibility, but also reduced customer coding and development for the purpose of integrating into a pre-existing or multi-vendor integration. JDF makes the process of fitting into just about any customer site much more simple, and requires a lot less custom integration setup for your teams. Most modern MIS systems are JDF capable, and able to communicate with many JDF complaint systems through JMF.
As a technology, JDF is based upon industry standard, text-based XML code, and is well supported by many database, communications, and www technologies. As we often joke, "It is just XML!", but in reality, it actually is.
More Detailed Information
All the technical details regarding JDF and JMF can be found on the CIP4 Confluence website. This is a collaboration website where you can ask questions and join the tech talk: Visit now >>