Envision XML enables the generation, management, modification and deployment of schema (the structure of a database system) of XML, which is the favoured markup language of e-business. XML schemas make it possible to manage XML-based transactions at a high level and ensure a consistent data architecture across enterprise applications.
"Envision XML is designed to give organisations the ability to render all business-critical information e-ready, regardless of where the data resides, empowering IT to fully support the enterprise as it positions itself within the e-business world," said Chris Nugent, vice-president of global sales at Popkin.
Envision XML is designed to speed up migration to XML, which is the more robust heir to HTML (hypertext markup language), which is used on most Internet sites.
The tool de-skills the development of XML data structures and analyses and describes documents and data structures in a graphical manner, which should enhance the interpretation and functionality of those structures.