UBL Features


  • Royalty-free library of standard XML electronic business documents.
  • Designed in an open and accountable standards process.
  • Plugs directly into existing business, legal, auditing, and records management practices with minimum disruption.
  • International effort, not specific to just one country or industry.
  • Eliminates re-keying of data in existing fax- and paper-based supply chains.
  • Maintains close alignment with existing EDI systems.
  • Presents vendors with a standard target for cheap off-the-shelf business software.

UBL Document Types

Original UBL 1.0 order-to-invoice set
Order, Order Response, Order Response Simple, Order Change, Order, Cancellation, Despatch Advice, Receipt Advice, Invoice
New document types for sourcing
Catalogue Request, Catalogue, Catalogue Item Specification Update, Catalogue Pricing Update, Catalogue Deletion, Request For Quotation, Quotation
New document types for fulfilment
Forwarding Instructions, Packing List, Bill Of Lading, Waybill, Certificate Of Origin, Transportation Status
New document types for billing
Credit Note, Debit Note, Self Billed Invoice, Self Billed Credit Note, Freight Invoice, Reminder
New document types for payment
Remittance Advice, Statement
New supplementary document types
Application Response, Attached Document
XML.org Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
OASIS sites: OASIS | Cover Pages | XML.org | AMQP | CGM Open | eGov | Emergency | IDtrust | LegalXML | Open CSA | OSLC | WS-I