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Electronic Invoice Management in the Pharmaceutical Sector: The PharmaInnova Case

  • José Manuel Gómez-Pérez
  • Víctor Méndez
  • Joan Candini
  • Juan Carlos Muñoz
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Abstract

Since the use of electronic invoicing in business transactions was approved by the EU back in 2002, its application in Europe has grown considerably. However, despite the existence of standards like EDIFACT (http://www.unece.org/trade/untdid/welcome.htm) or UBL, (http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ubl) widespread take-up of electronic invoicing has been hindered by the enormous heterogeneity of proprietary solutions. In this chapter, we describe an approach toward addressing the interoperability problem in electronic invoice exchange. We especially focus on networked ontologies as the main enablers of such an approach, where networked ontologies serve as a semantic gateway for the transformation of invoice data between different formats and models.

Keywords

Enterprise Resource Planning Enterprise Resource Planning System Pharmaceutical Sector Ontology Localization Competency Question 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • José Manuel Gómez-Pérez
    • 1
  • Víctor Méndez
    • 1
  • Joan Candini
    • 2
  • Juan Carlos Muñoz
    • 3
  1. 1.Intelligent Software Components (iSOCO) S.A.MadridSpain
  2. 2.Laboratorios KIN, S.ABarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.PharmaInnovaSant Cugat del VallésSpain

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