A new paper, The Exploration of International Standards for E-documents, authored by our standards advisor, Tim McGrath, is essential reading for anyone interested in open business and technology standards, e-documents, and eProcurement.
The 14-page analysis delivers a potent walk-through of fundamentals before building a case for PEPPOL and Universal Business Language (UBL) as an e-document standard to support global supply chains and to eliminate trade barriers.
It will leave readers convinced that UBL has the worthiness, good governance and traction that effective standards require.
Tim, also the co-chair of the OASIS Universal Business Language Technical Committee, had this to say about the work:
“I saw this as an opportunity to create an overview of one specific area of standardization. I remember when I was developing software and dealing with various standards often being frustrated at the missed opportunities to do things better. Now from the other side I want to tell my younger self why things are as they are and how we can apply standards more effectively.”