» Annotation (In English)
The X-Road application guide is a Moodle document written in Estonian and designed for business process owners and system architects. The purpose of the document is to introduce and explain the values offered by the data exchange layer. The core question this guide confronts is “how does X-Road improve and enable business processes?”
The document lists the benefits of using X-Road, including security, reliability, governability, flexibility etc, and explains them in detail (chapter 2. Why use X-Road? Lessons:       ). Special emphasis is put on real-life examples. We present a simple and straightforward business process involving X-Road and subsequently follow up with more complicated cases (chapter 4. Possible solutions Lessons:        ). The samples have been chosen to represent the essence of X-Road technology and related ecosystem.
The values and processes have been gathered and described using existing X-Road documentation and conducting interviews where necessary. We would like to thank the business process owners and visionaries who were willing to participate in the writing of this document.
From this document the reader also finds the answer to the question “How to implement X-Road” (chapter 3. How to use X-Road? Lessons:   ) and references to all relevant documentation concerning the data exchange layer (chapter 5. Related documents and sources).