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UBL 2.1 entering membership vote phase

The OASIS UBL 2.1 Candidate OASIS Standard public review ended October 15, 2013 with no comments requesting changes or describing errors.  This is a tremendous achievement and is evidence of no-one finding technical faults in the work product.  Over five public reviews the issues discovered were addressed and the end result is shown to be acceptable.

This qualifies the specification to progress to the next phase of OASIS membership voting on OASIS UBL 2.1 becoming an OASIS Standard.

A commentary in three parts on the draft EU directive on e-invoicing

UBL 2.1 Candidate OASIS Standard 60-day Public Review ends October 15, 2013

OASIS has announced the 60-day public review starting today, August 15, 2013, ending Tuesday, October 15, 2013:

http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl/201308/msg00000.html

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility as explained in the instructions located via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=ubl

UBL 2.1 Ratified as a Committee Specification

Today OASIS TC Administration announced the availability of Committee Specification 1 of OASIS Universal Business Language Version 2.1:

https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl/201307/msg00009.html

The standardization process continues with the preparation of a 60-day public review and then a 14-day membership ballot to promote the Committee Specification to be an OASIS Standard as was accomplished for UBL 2.0.

UBL Technical Committee Members begin internal ballot for Committee Specification

On June 22, 2013 the UBL Technical Committee begins the week-long vote for Committee Specification Draft 5 of Universal Business Language Version 2.1 dated 19 June 2013 [1] with Non-Material Changes [2] to be a Committee Specification.

UBL 2.1 begins fourth public review

The long-awaited successor to UBL 2.0 (2006) has begun its fourth public review. See https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl/201305/msg00021.html. Changes from the third public review draft include minor corrections to the documentation and several substantive additions to address issues raised on behalf of the European Commission. The review period ends 8 June 2013 at 23:59 GMT.

About UBL 2.1

eBIZ-TCF, Harmonising e-Business in the textile/clothing and footwear industry with UBL

The European fashion and high-end industries are global leaders accounting for 10% of European exports.

Tradeshift partner with Intuit to create one of the world's biggest e-invoicing networks

Cloud based service provider Tradeshift have announced a new partnership with Intuit that will connect the five million businesses who use QuickBooks onto Tradeshift and create the largest network of companies on one platform that the world has ever seen.

The Tradeshift platform is based on OASIS UBL.

For a discussion on the implications of this see Pete Loughlin's article on PurchasingInsight.

Ken Holman named OASIS Distinguished Contributor

G. Ken Holman of Crane Softwrights, long-time member of the UBL TC, was recognized as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor at the consortium's annual meeting on 25 July 2012. Ken was chosen for his outstanding achievements in the areas of new work, influence, ability to build consensus, leadership and service to the consortium. Congratulations, Ken!</p>

Austria mandates eInvoicing to the public sector, fostering PEPPOL adoption

By January 1, 2013, the new European VAT Directive regarding the rules on invoicing which enforces equal treatment between paper and electronic invoices, will come into force in all Member States. By this time, all Austrian federal services will be able to receive eInvoices and from January 1st, 2014, all Austrian suppliers (and foreign suppliers that have the technical means) of the Austrian Federal Government are obliged to use eInvoices according to the Austrian ICT consolidation law (IKTKonG).

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