Extension of Cross Industry Invoice technical artefacts


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 p1035Extension of Cross Industry Invoice technical artefacts



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Extension of Cross Industry Invoice technical artefacts (BRS,XML SCHEMA,PUBLICATION)

June 6, 2016, the extended CII XML schema and the concordant library information have been approved by the UN/CEFACT Bureau to be published as version 16A.1. They can be found here http://www.unece.org/cefact/xml_schemas/index and here http://www.unece.org/cefact/codesfortrade/unccl/ccl_index.html.

The extended CII BRS and RSM are out for public review (60 days) since May 27, 2016 https://www2.unece.org/cefact/display/uncefactpublicreview/Public+Review%3A+Extension+of+Cross+Industry+Invoice+technical+artefacts

The "Extension of CII technical artefacts" project team is having joint meetings with the "SCRDM" project team, the meeting minutes can be found on the "SCRDM" project space https://www2.unece.org/cefact/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=5472597.

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Executive Summary

Project purpose

In the interest of anticipating and following technological trends, UN/CEFACT is extending from a document-centric to a process-driven approach for electronic business message development. The UN/CEFACT Supply Chain Reference Data Model (SCRDM) is a standardized and harmonized semantic framework fully compliant with the UN/CEFACT Core Component Library. The SCRDM focusses on interoperability, re-use of supply chain core components (globally standardised semantics), and will speed-up and ease implementation. It builds the foundation for deriving syntax-neutral CCBDA compliant semantic business document models. A proof-of-concept project about the type of artefacts for this project has been completed April 12, 2016. This project proposal will target the Cross Industry Invoice (CII) as a next step. The purpose of this project is to develop the technical artefacts needed in order to allow users to implement the CII based on the SCRDM and Core Component Business Document Assembly (CCBDA).

Project scope

This project will complement the existing CII artefacts, basing on the SCRDM and incorporating the findings of the CII Proof-of-Concept (PoC) thereby producing a process-driven XML schema. It should be noted that the new process-driven CII XML schema is intended to replace the published (document-centric) CII XML schema. In order to provide support and guidance for existing users of the current document-centric CII, this project will develop a publication transition plan which will define the timetable for the replacement. Through the transition period, business requirements consistency will be ensured as both schemas will be based on the same updated BRS.

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