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General availability of UBL 2.1 OASIS Standard

How UBL is a key part of the future for public procurement.

A guest blog by Christian Lanng published by Neelie Kroes the Vice-President of the European Commission emphasizes the significance of the EU project PEPPOL ("Pan-European Public Procurement Online") for the UK's National Health Service and other public procurement initiatives.  

PEPPOL specifications are based on profiles of UBL developed by the CEN workshop on Business Interoperability Interfaces (BII). 


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UBL technical committee wins first Open Standards Cup

UBL is now being balloted as a draft international standard by ISO/IEC

ISO/IEC JTC 1 is Joint Technical Committee 1 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Its purpose as a technical committee is to develop, maintain, promote, and facilitate standards in the fields of information technology (IT) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
ISO/IEC 19845 is the work item of ISO/IEC JTC 1 to approve OASIS Universal Business Language Version 2.1 as an ISO/IEC Standard through their Publicly Available Specification (PAS) process.

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IBM PEPPOL B2B integration - based on UBL


1. What is UBL?

2. Where did UBL come from?

3. Where does UBL stand at this point?

4. Is UBL a 'true' global standard for electronic business?

5. How can I get the UBL 2.1 package, and what's in it?

6. How much will it cost to use UBL?

7. Where can I discuss UBL with other users?

8. Who owns UBL?

9. Is the UBL effort still open to participation?

10. Can UBL be customized to meet specific business requirements?

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UK National Health Service to mandate use of PEPPOL (and UBL) messaging

A tutorial for creating schemas following UBL NDR

UBL TC member Oriol Bausa has written a short tutorial on the use of Crane's tools to create XSD schemas from CCTS business information entities.

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5 May 2014 - 7 May 2014
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