ellixxir eCustoms Initiative
ellixxir - eCustoms Community Initiative
The ellixxir initiative aims at fostering the cooperation between all actors of the electronic Customs business (i.e. national Customs & Tax authorities, Economic Operators, European Commission, Customs experts, IT Suppliers) with the end goal to constitue a knowledge base supporting local IT initiatives in relation with the adoption of the Multi-Annual Strategic Plan (MASP) for Customs and the Modernized Customs Code (MCC) Implementing Provisions.
ellixxir is also meant to be a solid vector for innovation and promotes the adoption of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) as the best way to modernise national IT systems and to reduce costly vendor lock-in situations.
Finally ellixxir supports the education effort undertaken by organisations currently developping their SOA Roadmap for eCustoms.
Don’t stay alone…
Why should your organisation develop all its e-Customs applications “from scratch” and support alone all the financial effort whereas such activity could be carried out in partnership with other organisations encountering similar business requirements? If you are interested in sharing the development effort and making important costs savings, join the ellixxir community.
Don’t reinvent the wheel…
With ellixxir, your organisation has the capacity to download reusable pieces of software commonly developed by ellixxir projects members to speed-up the implementation of eCustoms applications (including MASP- and MCC-related projects). It also benefits from a reference framework, documentation, technical and business expertise, and support services.
In a few words, ellixxir provides a new way of working together and puts “innovation” and “common interest” at the heart of its approach. It allows its members to share experience and resources, to keep an entire control on the produced software (which is “open source”), and to adopt a harmonised approach to eCustoms applications development.