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This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the UBL OASIS Standard. UBL defines a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents such as purchase orders and invoices.

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General availability of UBL 2.1 OASIS Standard

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32 Working group and plenary meetings

Location: 
Glasgow, Scotland
Date: 
18 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
Event Type: 
Conference

Open Standards for ICT Procurement

Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Date: 
3 Dec 2014
Event Type: 
Conference

Crane's free UBL Skeleton creation online web service

Here is a tool with which one can initiate the creation of a UBL document by synthesizing the element structure of a document.  Using checkboxes one indicates which elements they need in the document, then they serialize the syntax on the web page, then they copy and paste that syntax into their favourite XML editor to finish it off.  What is created is not schema valid, but it provides an easy way to get started!  And once the software and the (large!) data model is loaded into your browser, there is no interaction with the server and at no time is there any user data transmitted to or sto

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OASIS UBL 2.1 now a European referable standard

Commission Implementing Decision of 31 October 2014 on the identification of Universal Business Language version 2.1 for referencing in public procurement

Article 1 (Decision)

Universal Business Language version 2.1 developed by the Organization
for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards is eligible for
referencing in public procurement.

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Australian Business Software Industry Association

Location: 
Sydney, Australia
Date: 
27 Nov 2014
Event Type: 
Conference

UBL International 2014

Location: 
Stockholm, Sweden
Date: 
2 Dec 2014
Event Type: 
Conference

UBL 2.1 Video Guides to Navigation

UBL Technical Committee co-chair Tim McGrath is creating videos guiding viewers on the navigation of the UBL 2.1 specifications.

The first one is now ready to watch:

Video guide to navigating the UBL 2.1 specifications.

XMLSpy Version 2015

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UBL 2.1 Schemas

The UBL (Universal Business Language) standard from OASIS defines a common standard XML library of business documents such as purchase orders, invoices, inventory reports, and so on. Now, it’s easy to work with UBL in XMLSpy 2015, which ships with the latest version, 2.1.

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tim.mcgrath

What makes UBL a good standard for e-documents?

I was asked this question recently and my response is available at: 

http://blog.tradeshift.com/the-strongest-case-ever-made-for-an-international-e-document-standard/  

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