Type: 60-day Public Review
Component/s: 60-day Public Review
The following request has been submitted to the OASIS TC Administrator on 16/09/2010:
Universal Business Language
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UBL 2.1 PRD1
OASIS UBL 2.1 is the first addition to UBL since the approval of UBL 2.0 as an OASIS Standard in 2006. UBL 2.0 built on a basic order/shipment/invoice framework provided earlier in UBL 1.0 with further support for sourcing, fulfilment, billing, and payment.
> Because it preserves backward compatibility with UBL 2.0, UBL 2.1 is technically a minor release, not a major one. However, it does add 29 new document types in this first public review draft, bringing the total number of UBL business documents to 60. With these additions, UBL now supports eTendering; collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment; vendor managed inventory; intermodal freight management; and utility billing. UBL 2.1 also includes support for advanced digital signatures in the form (XAdES) mandated in Europe together with other enhancements to better support downstream financial services.
From roots as an OASIS "biz docs" project in the late 1990s, UBL gained its current technical focus in the collaboration between OASIS and UN/CEFACT that produced ebXML (ISO 15000). Beginning with the contribution of xCBL 3.0 by CommerceOne and SAP in 2001, the OASIS Universal Business Language Technical Committee has been working to apply the principles of ebXML Core Components (CCTS) to the development of a comprehensive, library-based, document-oriented, royalty-free set of standard XML business message types such as invoices, purchase orders, and shipping notices. UBL was the first XML business document standard to implement CCTS. It is currently required by law for government procurement in Denmark, Turkey, and Peru, saving hundreds of millions of dollars annually in early deployments and demonstrating its usefulness and applicability across a wide range of business cultures.
It is assumed that announcements on the ubl.xml.org and OASIS TC web pages and the OASIS members, ubl, and ubl-dev mailing lists will provide notice to interested individuals and groups.
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> The Standards Development team.