GEFEG Announces EDIFIX 5.0 UBL Reader Availability

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First UBL Reader Software for the General Public supporting all UBL Versions

Today GEFEG mbH, Global Leader in Ecommerce Tools, announced immediate availability of the EDIFIX 5.0 UBL Reader, enabling companies' easy access and view of UBL 0.70, UBL 1.0 Beta Release and UBL 1.0 Final, an OASIS Committee Draft by the OASIS Universal Business Language Technical Committee for public implementation. The UBL Reader is a variant of the scalable product line GEFEG EDIFIX®. EDIFIX has been selected by the OASIS UBL Technical Committee to parse the spreadsheet data models and produce a schema representation adhering to the UBL 1.0 Naming and Design Rules.

The UBL Reader offers easy access and view of UBL schemas and data models through its tree structure, easy navigation and clearly arranged information. Additional features include:

  •     Clear tree structure, enriched with comments and descriptions
  •     All information about an element is directly available in the tree at element position
  •     Open and close sub-trees
  •     Explorer-like back and forward navigation
  •     View a structure diagram of a message, or parts of a message
  •     View a UML class diagram of a model, or parts of a model

"We are pleased to be offering this easy to use UBL Reader as a free download. From experiences in many different projects we know how crucial it is to have easy access to the right information and professional software support for preparing the exchange of business information," says Michael Dill, CEO of GEFEG. "We successfully tailored our software for the Universal Business Language to offer a comfortable and easy to use reader version as a starter. With UBL Reader you gain a clear picture of the content in the structure to be implemented, when you plan the actual implementation. If you want to further specify UBL for your corporate requirements as the next step, other EDIFIX variants support the enhancing or restricting of XML schemas."

The UBL Reader belongs to a scalable product line which offers professional software support for all the operations a user undertakes when planning the implementation of electronic business applications. GEFEG EDIFIX® is available as a business schema documentation tool as well as a comprehensive software suite for the integration of traditional EDI and state-of-the-art XML schemas, respectively XML business languages.

UBL Reader Availability

The UBL Reader is available now as a free download from

GEFEG, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with a branch office in the USA, is a pre-implementation eB software developer and service provider with over fifteen years' experience in B2B and EDI consulting. In addition to providing consulting services for the implementation and maintenance of B2B standards, subsets and corporate guidelines, GEFEG also participates in national and international bodies concerned with the development of B2B transactions, such as OASIS UBL (International) ANSI ASC X12 (United States), UN/CEFACT (International), DIN (Germany), EDIFICE (Europe).

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