ZapNote: Chrome Systems

Many XML formats have been created in attempts to standardize various industries (over 500 by ZapThink’s latest count), but none have squarely addressed the needs for configuration and "order option rules" for the automotive industry. As such, Chrome Systems, a leader in automotive configuration software has created and released AutoTransmission, an XML format for specifying rules for ordering configurable automotive components. While specific to the automotive industry, much can be learned from how Chrome Systems has approached this specific need, and many of the elements may be applicable to other similar industries.

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