Develop Standards for Business


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This is the development website for OpenReference. If you are looking for the official release of OpenReference; Navigate to the OpenReference wiki.


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About the OpenReference Initiative

OpenReference is an open, editable reference for business terms, building towards a common language to describe business performance, processes, practices and terms. More..

Just like Wikipedia, you can contribute new information or corrections to the reference. If you have a passion for open standards and educating others, why not help build the reference? More..


If you're interested in authoring, editing or publishing in your area of expertise, we encourage you to have a look around the Open Development Wiki.


We host a network of local groups in many countries and cities, actively collaborating to train, learn, build technology and work with OpenReference, and helping others find out about OpenReference, why not start a group near you? More..

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Open, Standard, Reference, Model, Framework, Process, Performance, Metric, Practice, Supply Chain, Sales, Support, Finance, Accounting, Plan-to-Product, Source-to-Pay, Inquiry-to-Order, Order-to-Cash, Record-to-Report, Acquire-to-Retire, Risk-to-Assurance, Hire-to-Separation Open Reference is a standard language to describe business processes, metrics, and common terms. The Open Reference Initiative is a global non-profit network of people passionate about Open standards, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people (you) to work with it to provide value to their businesses