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Month: December 2006

News Aggregator for Document Exchanges and EIPP

I have been looking for an environment to capture most of the news and blogs on Document Exchanges including EIPP. My prayers (I do not actually pray!) have been answered. Have a look at Zimbio. Ok, I created it, therefore most of the content is from this blog and ebdex’s blog. But I did take the liberty to invite Susan Davies of Accountis to add their blog. I will also invite guys from Ariba and Procuri to add. These are all competitors. I believe we need to join forces to accelerate the acceptance of applications such as EIPP within the…

Techcrunch UK closure – the final post by Sam Sethi – Repeated here

The last Techcrunch UK post is reproduced here (given it was taken down!) – I took this from John Wilson’s blog. Last year another senior executive at Six Apart didn’t appreciate the feedback from one of the Brits attending and this year it seems the same it true again. A case of Loic having a case of the Trotts? So this (hopefully) is my last post on the subject of Le Web3. I personally thought my comments on it were honest and tame in comparison to the rest of the web community but it seems not. Although Loic has not…

Mike Arrington fires Sam Sethi for speaking the truth

Mike Arrington, the owner of TechCrunch UK has put the blog site on hold after Sam Sethi reported what he felt about Le Web 3.0. According to Mike, the real reason for firing was that Sam has promoted a series of events without first consulting him. Here is Mike’s story….. Here is an extract of the last post from Sam… “Following yesterday’s post about Le Web and Loic’s retort. It seems Mike Arrington has disagreed with my post and opinion believing my actions to be vindictive towards Loic. What was said between Mike and I will remain confidential but suffice…

Corporate Finance Advice from KPMG

Several years back, KPMG and others used to provide corporate finance advice to Early Stage Businesses (ESBs) who could not afford to pay the fees demanded by the them. In these cases, they settled for a combination of equity and cash. Enron and other events resulted in clamp down of these practices, and the Big Four got cold feet and became unaccessible to ESBs. I am happy to report that thinking within KPMG is changing. As you probably know, I am very keen on creating environments for ESBs to network with Investment Community and Deal Makers. I was promoting this…

NW StartUp 2.0 – Programme of events

The plan is to hold the following events: Jan 07 – Liverpool Feb 07 – Leeds – contact Imran Ali for further information Mar 07 – Manchester Dates, venues, speakers, etc yet to be firmed up. Both Rising Stars and Liverpool Ventures have pledged their support (this does not mean they will fund any activity). Do let me know if you have any comments or suggestions about any aspect of these events. Tags: NW StartUp 2.0 Powered by Qumana

Introduction to Oracle Fusion Middleware

Over the last 4 years or so, Oracle spent approximately $30bn acquiring 30 odd companies (talk to Oracle about precise figures). This strategy has helped Oracle to come up with a world beating middleware solution now branded as Oracle Fusion Middleware. Middleware already produces well over £/$ 1bn (not sure about the currency) in revenues. Tags: Oracle, Fusion, Middleware

Who is taking UBL 2.0 Seriously?

The Technical Committee of UBL (Universal Business Language) governed by OASIS includes following companies operating in the EIPP industry segment: Accountis Sterling Commerce Some of the big guns include: US Dept of the Navy The Boeing Company Other notable IT companies that ebdex associates with include: Sun Microsystems Oracle Corporation Cap Gemini Technorati Tags: UBL, OASIS, EIPP

UBL 1.0 vs UBL 2.0

Here is a quick comparison of UBL 2.0 vs UBL 1.0 UBL 1.0 – Order to Invoice Process (8 document types) UBL 2.0 – Now covering 31 document types The 23 new documents are split as follow: Original UBL 1.0 order-to-invoice document types (updated for UBL 2.0): Order, OrderResponse, OrderResponseSimple, OrderChange, OrderCancellation, DespatchAdvice, ReceiptAdvice, Invoice New UBL 2.0 document types for sourcing: CatalogueRequest, Catalogue, CatalogueItemSpecificationUpdate, CataloguePricingUpdate, CatalogueDeletion, RequestForQuotation, Quotation New UBL 2.0 document types for fulfilment: ForwardingInstructions, PackingList, BillOfLading, Waybill, CertificateOfOrigin, TransportationStatus New UBL 2.0 document types for billing: CreditNote, DebitNote, SelfBilledInvoice, SelfBilledCreditNote, FreightInvoice, Reminder New UBL 2.0 document types…

What is the most suitable standard for document exchange?

XML was born to harmonise the way data was exchanged between different software systems. As soon as it was out of the bag, groups started drafting schemas that addressed their specific needs. One such organisation is BASDA. So, what are the key XML standards used within purchasing and e-commerce today? Can you think of anything more than the followings? cXML – UK government seems to favour this. ebXML – Accountis based their system on this format. Managed by OASIS. eBis-XML – BASDA standard. Currently no support is available (I am sure BASDA would disagree with me on this). eBuild-XML –…