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.
Tradeshift CEO & Co-founder, Christian Lanng recently spoke about the future of supply chains in the digital age. See the video link below...
A few years ago I posted an article about the confusion surrounding standardizing on electronic invoice formats in Europe. I am pleased to note that the European Commission has not been idle. On March 11 2014, after several years of conferences, expert groups, forums and workshops, the European Parliament approved a new directive on electronic invoicing in public procurement.
Please find attached two presentations, kindly submitted by their author, Helle Schade-Sørensen, reflecting their assessment of the use of OASIS UBL as the document format for a nationwide einvoicing effort.
Note there is a third presentation dated 2010 "E-Invoicing in Denmark-the facts" from her and mounted publicly here: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/36397 where on slide 2 she cites a savings of EUR500million over the first five years of using OASIS UBL.
The European Commission's Multi-stakeholder Forum on eInvoicing unanimously approved a Recommendation calling for the Universal Business Language (UBL) Invoice to be considered in the European Standard on core invoice semantic. The Recommendation names OASIS as one of the "international organisations working on data models that cover the requirements of different industries and sectors; they are recognized and accepted globally and their standards are adopted by many actors within both the private and public sector".
The Universal Business Language V2.1 OASIS Standard, approved 04 November 2013, is available (at no charge) here:
The ISO/IEC 19845:2015 International Standard, published 15 December 2015, is the 2013 UBL v2.1 verbatim document with an ISO/IEC cover page, and is currently available at: http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=66370
The OASIS membership ballot for UBL 2.1 OASIS Standard has satisfied the minimum 15% approval with no negative votes:
Yes 77 100%
No 0 0%
Eligible companies who have voted: 77 of 306 25%
Eligible companies who have abstained: 0 of 306 0%
Eligible companies who have not voted: 229 of 306 75%
Five years of development to extend the OASIS Universal Business Language wrap up this month in a vote among the OASIS member organizations to approve the latest revision, UBL 2.1, as an OASIS Standard.