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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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CEN BII3 meeting

Frankfurt, Germany
16 Sep 2014 - 18 Sep 2014
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CEN BII3 meeting

Paris, France
3 Jun 2014 - 5 Jun 2014
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WCO IT Conference and Exhibition

5 May 2014 - 7 May 2014
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ITS Asia Pacific Forum

Auckland, NZ
28 Apr 2014 - 30 Apr 2014
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Presentations from the Danish Government office responsible for OASIS UBL

Please find attached two presentations, kindly submitted by their author, Helle Schade-Sørensen, reflecting their assessment of the use of OASIS UBL as the document format for a nationwide einvoicing effort.

Note there is a third presentation dated 2010 "E-Invoicing in Denmark-the facts" from her and mounted publicly here: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/36397 where on slide 2 she cites a savings of EUR500million over the first five years of using OASIS UBL.

How to extend UBL Order Object for specific to application



i've requirment to add one more status in Order Document.

How to add user defined elements to existing Order Document (2.1)?






European Commission Recommendation includes UBL

The European Commission's Multi-stakeholder Forum on eInvoicing unanimously approved a Recommendation calling for the Universal Business Language (UBL) Invoice to be considered in the European Standard on core invoice semantic. The Recommendation names OASIS as one of the "international organisations working on data models that cover the requirements of different industries and sectors; they are recognized and accepted globally and their standards are adopted by many actors within both the private and public sector".

UBL 2.1 OASIS Standard supported by OASIS membership

The OASIS membership ballot for UBL 2.1 OASIS Standard has satisfied the minimum 15% approval with no negative votes:

Yes     77     100%
No       0       0%
Eligible companies who have voted:      77 of 306 25%
Eligible companies who have abstained:   0 of 306 0%
Eligible companies who have not voted: 229 of 306 75%


Vote begins on UBL 2.1 as an OASIS Standard

From:  Jon Bosak, Co-chair OASIS UBL Technical Committee
Date:  2013-10-22

Five years of development to extend the OASIS Universal Business Language wrap up this month in a vote among the OASIS member organizations to approve the latest revision, UBL 2.1, as an OASIS Standard.


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.

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