February 24, 2017
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Catalogue only

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This profile describes a process comprising only an electronic catalogue. It allows a supplier (or third party acting on a its behalf; a provider) to send a customer (or third party acting on a its behalf; a receiver) describing items (goods or services) available for purchase.

This profile allows the update of an existing catalogue by replacing entire catalogue lines, in which case, only the elements to be updated are included.

This process is intended to result in acceptance or rejection of the catalogue in full by the use of an application response.

Business benefits

These are the business benefits to the parties:

Customer Party
  • Quick and easy comparison of items from different suppliers.
  • Simple storage and automated maintenance of item information.
  • Correct identification and pricing of items in the ordering process (reduced errors).
Supplier Party
  • Provision of tailored item and price information.
  • Correct identification and pricing of items in the ordering process (reduced errors).

Business documents

The UBL 2.0 documents used in this profiles are:
  • Catalogue
  • Application Response

Business scenarios

The scenarios used in this profiles are:
  • Catalogue accepted.
  • Catalogue rejected.

Business activities

Activity description:
  • Provider party creates and sends a catalogue or catalogue update to receiver party.
  • Receiver party receives and processes the catalogue or catalogue update.
  • Receiver party accepts or rejects the catalogue or catalogue update in full.
    Acceptance results in the receiver’s sending the provider a positive application response and applying the catalogue or catalogue update (making it available for trade). On receipt of the positive application response, the provider also applies the catalogue or catalogue update (makes it available for trade).
    Rejection results in the receiver’s sending the provider a negative application response and an external resolution process begins.
Activity diagram:

NES Profile #1: Catalogue Only