The European fashion and high-end industries are global leaders accounting for 10% of European exports.
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Why this is significant is because in 2013 we will see a mature set of both transport infrastructure and message content standards that have evolved directly from the efforts of those early pioneers.
With ebMS 3.0 (and its various profiles) and UBL (about to publish UBL 2.1) the industry can finally claim a proven framework for eBusiness using XML technologies based on open standards.
CEN Workshop on 'Business Interoperability Interfaces on public procurement in Europe' Phase 3 (WS/BII 3)
Invinet Sistemes has launched B2BRouter.net, an electronic invoicing system that allows companies to issue and receive electronic invoices for free using different formats.
Upon registration, the portal allows users to send and receive UBL 2.0 Invoices and Credit Notes through email to customers and from providers.
For advanced users, it is possible to send invoices to Public Authorities in Europe through the PEPPOL Network or to other proprietary 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.