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XML-Spreadsheets for UBL v2.0 Available

2008 Sep 18

XML-Spreadsheets for UBL v2.0's entire set of model spreadsheets are now available.

XML-Spreadsheets contain the same content as the spreadsheets but stored in XML form.  This facilitates use of other power XML tools and transformation engines such as XSL/XSLT, XML processors, browsers, AJAX, applets, etc to extract more value out of the spreadsheet content.

Re-release of UBLish v1.0b.kpo for UBL v1.0-beta schemas

UBLish v1.0b.kpo is now available as a simple tool to generate  UBL 1.0-beta schemas.  This re-release version, first released in 2003 Nov 24,  features:

UBL documents used for collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR).

Within the scope of the iSURF Project supported by the European Commission's Networked Enterprise Unit, ten UBL compatible documents for collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) were developed.
The iSURF Project Deliverable (available at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/28941/D4.1.1UBLforColl...) describes the business processes, the documents and the methodology to generate them.
The archive listed below contains:

Support for Electronic Business Document Interoperability from new OASIS Committee

The OASIS Semantic Support for Electronic Business Document Interoperability (SET) Technical Committee has had its first meeting on Friday 11th July.

The OASIS SET TC aims to specify semantic mechanisms to achieve interoperability among document standards based of UN/CEFACT CCTS used in B2B, B2G and G2G applications by continuing work initiated by the iSURF Project in three respects:

i. Semantic Support for Context Domains

ii. Semantic Support for Customization of Core Components and Business Document Schemas

Crane Softwrights Ltd.: Free UBL 2.0 Invoice to PDF and HTML

January 2011 update:  This free library has been updated with new invocation features for formatting and with the embedding of the input UBL XML inside of the output PDF in XMP metadata.  Free tools from Crane's web site can be used to extract the UBL out of the PDF.

December 2008:

Crane Softwrights Ltd.'s free library to print a UBL 2.0 Invoice to PDF and HTML now supports box labels in 14 languages: Bosnian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak and Spanish.


European Commission launches pilot for e-Invoicing and e-Ordering

A pilot project has been launched to setup an e-Invoicing and e-Ordering system between the European Commission and a number of suppliers.

The IDABC e-Invoicing and e-Ordering project started in the summer of 2007 as a joint initiative from the Commission's DG MARKT and DIGIT. The overall project objective is to contribute to the use of electronic invoicing in the public sector in line with the objectives of the i2010 e-Government action plan and the e-Procurement action plan.

UBL German Localization Subcommittee formed

The OASIS UBL German Localization Subcommittee (DELSC) has been formed. The DELSC joins already existing Chinese, Danish, Italian,Japanese, Korean, and Spanish UBL Localization Subcommittees at OASIS. Qualified German-speaking business experts interested in creating the German version of the UBL Data Dictionary should contact the chair, Karsten Tolle.

Crane Softwrights Ltd. UBL Training and Consulting

Crane Softwrights Ltd. offers Universal Business Language (UBL) training and consulting to clients worldwide.

Royal Bank of Scotland Selects Accountis for E-Invoicing

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is implementing technology from Fundtech-subsidiary Accountis to provide bank-branded electronic invoicing services to its corporate customers. The Accountis platform uses UBL standards for its documents. RBS has signed a multi-year contract for Accountis's electronic invoice presentment and payment (EIPP) technology which it will use to provide VAT-compliant e-invoicing services to corporate customers in the UK.

European eProcurement Capabilities Survey Available Online

The eProcurement Forum, the DG Internal Market and Services and IDABC e-Invoicing and e-Ordering project of the European Commission and the CEN Workshop on Business Interoperability Interfaces for Public Procurement are inviting European organizations to complete their eProcurement online questionnaire.

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