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What is UBL?

UBL stands for Universal Business Language. It is a royalty-free library of standard XML business documents. It supports the digitizing of commercial and logistical processes for domestic and international supply chains such as orders and invoices. It can be thought of as a language that allows business applications to exchange information along their supply chains in the same common format.


Example UBL document

It is the easiest way to exchange information between traders in their supply trains. If you want to be more efficient, it is definitely the way to go!

How the document looks in Babelway

Babelway has supported UBL for many years. We’ve added strict validations that go beyond the basic support of other XML standards to ensure that your UBL will be compliant to international standards. Recently, UBL 2.1 was approved by the ISO committee, making it an officially recognized standard and ensuring that it’s use in B2B integration will continue to grow.

Build from sample file

Build from sample file

Create your incoming or outgoing UBL structure from a sample file or from the official EDIFACT library

  • Upload your sample and get it parsed immediately
  • Customize for strict or loose application of UBL standards
  • Loosen UBL standard validation or, reversely, add custom validations on certain fields
Transform any format

Transform any format

Use simple drag & drop tools to map your UBL message to any other format for easy import/export in/from your database

  • 12+ formats to choose from: CSV, multi-record text file, IDOC, Excel, XML, EDIFACT, etc
  • Hundreds of transformation functions available or build your custom functions
  • Use lookup tables tables to replace data sets
  • Change your structure without loosing your transformation maps
Connect to anything

Connect to anyone

Connect your Babelway environment using any EDI or non-EDI communication protocols

  • 12+ communication protocols supported including X400, VAN, AS2, SFTP, VPN, etc.
  • Define retry strategies for maximum robustness
  • Get notified and intervene immediately in case of processing or delivery issues

And last but not least:

Get extended support from the experts

Babelway is not only a great self-service platform but also a team of pros ready to help you succeed.

  • Access our support helpdesk anytime and ask your questions. You will be answered as soon as max 60 minutes
  • Spot the ‘reuse and save time’ zone on the right of the screen? Import messages and maps from our catalog
  • Access online training material through Babelway Academy
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