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Table of Content

1. Project Name

Accounting Token

Version: 1.0

2. Objectives

2.1. Purpose

The purpose of the project is to develop an Accounting Token to complete business documentation with accounting informa-tion and to fulfil accounting requirements by each and every steps of e-business scenario.

2.2. Scope

In general, by each step of most e-Business scenarii, the economic value flow is tracked with entries into accounting books.
The scope for this project consists in building a normalized minimum set of data elements needed for bookkeeping, accounting and auditing practices. This "Accounting Token" will be available to and usable for all businesses activities enabling comple-tion of business scenario. The project includes all business sizes, internal and de-located accounting processes, domestic and international environments, single company and corporate, and concerns all activity domains.

3. Deliverables

The deliverables from the project are:
• A standard set of accounting and auditing data elements required to build entries into accounting books;.

4. Functional Expertise of Membership

The project team is a group of experts with a balanced profile of skills and expertise in information analysis, knowledge of accounting and auditing business data and in the presentation and documentation of technical material, either individually or collectively as a group.

5. Geographical Focus

The focus is global and cross-sectorial within the functional area of accounting and auditing business data. Each UN/CEFACT head of delegation may designate one or more experts to the project team. In doing so, they may delegate this task to one or more organizations, which may be national, regional or international. Experts are expected to contribute to the work based solely on their expertise. Experts who wish to participate should contact the project lead - Michel Lesourd ( ).
Note: It is understood that current TBG12 Accounting and Auditing members, who indicate so, will be included within the project.

6. Initial Contributions

Initial contributions will come from a variety of sources. A call for contributions will be made for ...
The following have expressed an interest in making such contributions:

7. Project Management

7.1. Team

Project Chair Michel Lesourd
Editor Robert Lemense

7.2. Milestones

Estimated Open Development Process (ODP) milestone dates:

ODP Step ODP Name Estimated Completion Date Comment
1 Project Proposal 01.07.2006 TBG1 intends to adopt accounting token ABIE in the supply chain messages
2 Requirements List 01.09.2006 review of existing draft needs discovery for futre TBG1 messages
3 1st Working Draft 01.11.2006 Comment
4 Internal Review 01.07.2007 Comment
5 Public Review 01.10.2007 Comment
6 Implementation Verification   Implementation to be made by projects of other TBGs that are implementing accounting token
7 Final Release   Maintenance to be continued with respect to new requirements or issues encountered at implmentation

8. Statement of Resource Requirements

Participants in the project shall provide resources for their own participation. The continued existence and functioning of the project team shall not require any additional resources from the UN/ECE secretariat other than:

  • Establishing and maintaining the project team's public Web site pages with appropriate links, document download facilities, and items of interest;
  • Establishing and maintaining the project team's public and private list servers.