Technical Assistance & Consulting for the Digital Economy


CARTENA is an active partner of the OpenPEPPOL European program and uses international standards like UBL (2) as disruptive technologies for eProcurement.

CARTENA has developed as a proof of concept, an e-Catalogue solution for the healthcare industry. The developments were carried out with PEPPOL a European ICT/PSP innovative project. The e-Catalogue is based on PEPPOL BIS interoperability specification and the implementation guideline compliant to CEN-BII e-Procurement transaction profiles used in public procurement.

CARTENA uses UBL to built upon existing standards that enable the construction of a common vocabulary.
CARTENA has also developed an access point AP/SMP to the PEPPOL network infrastructure enabling the processing of end to end transactions potentially 30 000 trading parties today registered on PEPPOL.

Digital Transformation offers new challenges for organisations

Digitization can expand your business quickly by improving management decisions and reduce dramatically time to market in your innovation process.How ?

There are obvious expectations for new models and technologies lowering the break even of innovative businesses.
A disruptive innovation is what Christensen and Bower describe as "allowing a whole new population of consumers access to a product or a service that was historically only accessible to consumers with a lot of money or a lot of skill".

Wikipedia gives a definition of disruptive innovation as "an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology. The term is used in business and technology to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically first by designing for a different set of consumers in a new market and later by lowering prices in the existing market."

Digital transformation may change your paradigm and the way we are making business. Technologies like Master Data Management (MDM)Systems using CEN BII eProcurement transactions profiles based on UBL may enable your trading partners and create a competitive advantage.

UBL, a disruptive standard for trade facilitation

CARTENA is an example of disruptive innovation in IT development to create a competitive advantage in eProcurement transactions.

UBL uses the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS). This specification defines a Core Component library and a methodology for developing a common set of building blocks for the creation of new business vocabularies and transactions.