Definition

Universal Business Language (UBL)

Universal Business Language (UBL) is a royalty-free set of documents based on the ebXML (Electronic Business XML) Core Components Technical Specification, also known as ISO 15000-5. UBL is overseen by OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), a worldwide consortium devoted to the establishment of open IT (information technology) standards. The UBL project was originally conceived in 1999 and the first version was released in 2004.

The primary purpose of UBL is to promote and support the global use of e-commerce documents that conform to widely accepted industry criteria and government regulations, independent of local and regional infrastructures. UBL is intended to work effectively among multiple domains and SOAs (service-oriented architectures). UBL is designed for ease of adoption and use. It is directly applicable to most existing records and archives, offering an affordable and relatively simple way for small and medium-sized businesses to enter and compete in the international e-commerce community.

This was last updated in September 2007
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Email Alerts

Register now to receive SearchSOA.com-related news, tips and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

More News and Tutorials

Do you have something to add to this definition? Let us know.

Send your comments to techterms@whatis.com

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: