Basis for the devleopment

Alphabet is supplying it by programming tools (SDK) and programming libraries for all computers and programming languages as well as in XML (to support Dynamic Html web-pages, for instance internet banking sites and web based accounting, salary and invoicing systems). The core is based on the ISO standardised UN/CEFACT ebXML XML Schema file format and as such demandable in governmental procurement (the procurement directive). 

The 77 UN/CEFACT and 3 Alphabet (Accounting, Invoice and Bank account statement) ebXML XML schemas electronic documents, are machine converted into OS independent high performance ANSI C programming library code and data structures, and as such logically exactly the same as the ebXML XML schemas and very limited in software bugs

The project include on top of that conversion facilities for SIE, XBRL GL and other electronic Invoice formats as well as Bank account statement are made. Very simple sample code is available to help the developer. The routines can read and write formats such as SIE and XBRL GL like its native work file format and file format conversion facilities are supplied. 

It all is performed from a general set of information and common applied technology. A general idea is to make projects like UBL, UN/CEFACT and XBRL GL into useful rational computised routines. Projects with very attractive visions but stuck in applied technology project standoffs (that standard organisations ethics do not allow official ISO standard projects to deal with and must be performed by private initiatives). 

The SDK toolkit is applicable for all types of computers and is distributed as a commercial product. On the basis of it anyone can construct OS and GUI dependent presentation user interface and support organisation for accounting and business administration (eInvoice etc) standard commercial software as well as in-house development projects. All the needed application logics and file handling are made within the SDK toolkit programming libraries. Ability of VAT and tax administration is a central issue.   

Developing a standard model for accounting and programming tools

At the moment many things are happening in our societies, cash is out at the bank, internet banking is getting hotter, the flood of mobile apps and tablets are here and banking apps are even hotter. All software suppliers must come with new generations of software and for new computer platforms. In such situations the software vendor market use to get much more volatile and there is a commercial opportunity for real good solutions to enter the market. 

Huge rationalisations and increased information transparency qualities and use of new tools like phones and tablets makes a completely new situation. Basic technology to make apps, internet banking pages and the office in the pocket in a mobile phone have become possible. In the early 90ies we could see the vision "Information at your fingertips" of Bill Gates (today a 150 USD tablet makes 3000 MIPS). Such visions were the reasons why international projects like UBL, UN/CEFACT and XBRL were started, but also partly an explanation why they unfortunately did not reach all the way. 

For two years Alphabet AB was running the developers support, the board secretary and did the analysing for the SIE group organisation and participated as experts in projects such as UN/CEFACT and XBRL. Many aspects of these projects were analysed and one of the key questions were why SIE made a success and the others didn't? From those experiences as a main source Alphabet AB has created a Standard model for accounting, trade and business administration.

The Swedish SIE  standard interchange file format logic is so far the only proven commercially really successful. But the SIE group ambitions, the technical solution and the extent of the SIE file format is not general and global enough for next generation. Others like and XBRL GL and  UN/CEFACT has tried but lack generality or the SIE computability. The definitions in tax and VAT law, especially the VAT directive (and VAT law in general) are much more demanding and central in this kind of information environment than these projects really has been taken into account. 

There is a need of one more round of stretching all these projects together. Make them into a joint common experience fulfilling the visions and expectations of them all, merging them all into a standard model of applied electronic accounting and business administrative technology. 

Alphabet was expert of these projects and now takes the initiative to make their visions comes true.