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: firstname.lastname@example.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.