07:49 Fri 24 Sep 2004						REF:1UCACCS1   

TO:	Duane NICKULL			cc	OIC Management Committee
	Vice-Chair UN/CEFACT			HIN Consultants 
	UNITED NATIONS

			ISSUE: ELECTRONIC DATE & TIME STANDARDS

Duane - here are some suggestions section (C) - Core Components:   

i	31	Insert New Slide: 	Core Components - Date & Time   

This comment is based on your slide 26 "Core Components build Business Messages at Design Time".

Date & Time are major factors for all actions not only International Trade

This is why OIC members developed an electronic Date and Time format based on ISO 8601
http://www.oic.org/P/CPTAECE1.htm  

Although the date and time can be shown in any format (ie US date MMDDYYYY or Au date DDMMYYYY) to 
send the date electronically  must use a standard date 4 digit YYMD date code and 6 digit HHMMSS time
code 

This is the 600 year ASCII Date Matrix with Leap Years marked


Here are 3 examples of different Date and Time fields for E-commerce

A	LOCAL BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS TRANSACTION

There may be a number of dates including

a	Special Offer Date
b	Special Offer Validity Date
c	Quotation date - may only be valid for a number of days
d	Quote Validity Date
e	Order Date
f	delivery required by Date
g	Planned Delivery Date
h	Actual Delivery Date
i	Invoice Date
j	Payment Date
k	Discount Payment Date
l	Late Payment Date

B	GOVERNMENT TENDER DATE & TIME

This is an example of Tender Date and Times:

a	Tender Publication Date
b	Briefing Date & Time
c	Briefing Registration Date & Time
d	Question registration Date & Time
e	Question Response Date & Time
f	Tender Submission Date & Time
g	Tender Presentation Date & Time
h	Tender Selected Date
i	Tender Commencement Date
j	Tender Completion Date
k	Tender Payment Date

There could be a number of Date & Time options for each stage

Each separate time and date has to have an individual field code

C	INTERNATIONAL TRADE

There will be a number of Dates & Times for each stage of the International trade Cycle.

As this will take place in different countries the date and time must be identified by a 
location code.

For International E-commerce it is vital that there is an independent date adjustment 
algorithm to calculate the Time difference

NEXT STEPS

Duane - as you have recognised in your slide Dates and Time are a core component for E-trade.

Would you have time to evaluate the OIC E-business Date & Time notation that has been used
for the Government E-tender process for the last 4 years ?

The UN is the only organisation that may be able to propose a universal Date & Time format 
for e-Business

What do you think ?   

There will be three more comment/suggestions e-mails on 

1	UN eDocs 
2	UN Layout Key
3	Interoperability with Paper Trade

Regards   


Stephen GOULD   
Chair - Management Committee
XML & E-COMMERCE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
OPEN INTERCHANGE CONSORTIUM  
08:27 F 2004/09/24 Syd 2089   

Time and date has to be linked to a universal location code or GPS    
so that the time differences can be automatically calculated for    
e-commerce transactions    

E:	sggould@oic.org
W:	OIC XZIG   


>I think that the UN is better equipped to deal with this issue.  I have    
> been working with UN/CEFACT for a while and recently got elected   
> as vice chair.  Attached is a "DRAFT" PPT explaining our vision.   
> 
> Please also consider that these are DRAFT slides and are not approved    
>  by the UN yet.  The comments are most welcome however as we go    
>  forward to develop the slides.   
>
> I'll send out a later draft copy next week.   




























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