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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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Crane Softwrights Ltd.: free UBL Skeleton creation online web service

Here is a tool with which one can initiate the creation of a UBL document by synthesizing the element structure of a document.  Using checkboxes one indicates which elements they need in the document, then they serialize the syntax on the web page, then they copy and paste that syntax into their favourite XML editor to finish it off.  What is created is not schema valid, but it provides an easy way to get started!  And once the software and the (large!) data model is loaded into your browser, there is no interaction with the server and at no time is there any user data transmitted to or sto

OASIS UBL 2.1 now a European referable standard

Commission Implementing Decision of 31 October 2014 on the identification of Universal Business Language version 2.1 for referencing in public procurement

Article 1 (Decision)

Universal Business Language version 2.1 developed by the Organization
for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards is eligible for
referencing in public procurement.

Australian Business Software Industry Association

Sydney, Australia
27 Nov 2014
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UBL International 2014

Stockholm, Sweden
2 Dec 2014
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UBL 2.1 Video Guides to Navigation

UBL Technical Committee co-chair Tim McGrath is creating videos guiding viewers on the navigation of the UBL 2.1 specifications.

The first one is now ready to watch:

Video guide to navigating the UBL 2.1 specifications.

XMLSpy Version 2015

UBL 2.1 Schemas

The UBL (Universal Business Language) standard from OASIS defines a common standard XML library of business documents such as purchase orders, invoices, inventory reports, and so on. Now, it’s easy to work with UBL in XMLSpy 2015, which ships with the latest version, 2.1.


What makes UBL a good standard for e-documents?

I was asked this question recently and my response is available at: 


UBL Technical Committee Face-to-face

Stockholm, Sweden
1 Dec 2014
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How UBL is a key part of the future for public procurement.

A guest blog by Christian Lanng published by Neelie Kroes the Vice-President of the European Commission emphasizes the significance of the EU project PEPPOL ("Pan-European Public Procurement Online") for the UK's National Health Service and other public procurement initiatives.  

PEPPOL specifications are based on profiles of UBL developed by the CEN workshop on Business Interoperability Interfaces (BII). 


UBL technical committee wins first Open Standards Cup

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