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This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the OASIS UBL (ISO/IEC 19845) International Standard. UBL defines a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents such as purchase orders and invoices.
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In 2001, within OASIS, Jon Bosak, one of the inventors of XML markup language proposed the creation of a technical committee with the objective of creating a first set of business documents based on the CCTS (ISO 15000 part 5) to facilitate electronic business adoption tasks by companies and public administrations. This technical committee was called Universal Business Language.
UBL TC stands for Universal Business Language Technical Committee.
The aims of the UBL TC are the following:
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There are different reasons that, without entering in specific comparisons, are key in favor of using UBL instead of other XML vocabularies for the electronic business document preparation.
A library of over 2,000 XML components together with 65 business document schemas.
Online hub document: http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/os-UBL-2.1/UBL-2.1.html
Offline package (with schemas): http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/os-UBL-2.1/UBL-2.1.zip
UBL 2.1 Abstract Syntax Notation 1 (ASN.1) Alternative Representation Version 1.0
UBL 2.1 Unified Modeling Language (UML) Alternative Representation Version 1.0
Video guides to navigating the UBL 2.1 specifications.
UBL, the Universal Business Language, is the product of an international effort to define a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents such as purchase orders and invoices.
Danish implementation of UBL customization for support of the basic procurement process. You can find all documentation in English and Danish. OIOUBL has been developed in coordination with the "North European Subset" (NES), as an initiative where the involved countries work together on content and use of the electronic business documents based on the UBL 2.0 standard.
The site immediately presents online hyperlinked documentation for the structure and purpose of all the elements in CommonLibrary and each of the 15 (used) UBL business documents.
NES is a cooperation among several European countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, UK, Finland and Iceland. The initiative comprises representation from both government and industry.
The site provides a set of specifications, that shows how the participating countries plan to apply UBL.
NES Version 2 contains a set profiles, guidelines, code lists (most useful for European countries) and validation tools.
The ebXML suite of specifications, many of them now standardized as ISO 15000, provides a complete XML-based infrastructure that enables EDI functionality over the free Internet. UBL provides a standard data format for the messages to be exchanged in such an infrastructure; however, UBL is designed to be agnostic with respect to the infrastructure, and UBL messages can be used in a very wide range of functional contexts, from complex service-oriented architectures (SOAs) to the simple exchange of documents via email.
This page tracks endorsements of UBL from organizations around the globe.
"With version 2.0, UBL becomes the foundation for building systems that are compliant with a global standard for business documents. JustSystems' native XML application platform, xfy, already supports the entire set of 31 UBL 2.0 document types, and we believe that this support will help industry adapt to UBL 2.0 and resolve real-world issues of doing business."
--Hideki Hiura, CTO of JustSystems