Northern European Subset of UBL Approves V2.0
Northern European Support for UBL 2.0 Approval
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 08:35:18 +0100 From: Mikkel Hippe Brun <MHB@itst.dk> Subject: Northern European support for UBL 2.0 approval
Statement of support for UBL 2.0 from the steering group for the Northern European Subset of UBL (NES)
Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland and the United Kingdom have formed a collaboration in order to support domestic and cross border electronic trade. The aim is to simplify the use of eProcurement for buyers and suppliers, especially within SMEs.
The participating countries see an urgent need for an open XML based standard covering the entire procurement process from catalogue to invoice. Such a standard is a prerequisite to harvest the benefits of a full electronic procurement cycle.
We recognize the value of the UBL TC work in providing a practical and pragmatic specification with the recent publication of UBL 2.0. UBL 2.0 is seen as a standard that allows us to harvest the benefits of implementing electronic procurement today. Thus the steering group of NES very much encourages the OASIS members to approve UBL 2.0 in the ongoing ballot.
Members of NES have concrete plans for live implementation of UBL 2.0. ERP-vendors have already begun work to implement the standard in their systems and pilot testing has started.
On behalf of the NES Steering group:
Direct +45 3337 9282
Mikkel Hippe Brun
Direct: +45 3337 9220