Merry Christmas to all UMM users!

The UMM development team wishes all UMM users Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are looking forward for a continuing fruitful cooperation in 2009!

New teaching material available

A presentation providing an introduction to EDI and UN/EDIFACT is available in the teaching material section.

Gasunie workshop presentations available

The slides of today’s UMM 2.0 workshop at Nederlandse Gasunie are available online. The presentation is split into five parts:

Part A: General introduction to the business concept of UMM 2.0

Part B: Business Requirements View

Part C: Business Choreography View

Part D: Business Information Modeling using CCTS (by Fred van Blommestein)

Part E: Enterprise Architect and the UMM Add-In

The complete UMM 2.0 buyer-seller-carrier example from the UMM 2.0 hands-on workshop is available in the example model section.

New release 0.3 of the UMM2 Add-In available

A the new version 0.3 of the UMM2 Add-In is available from the project’s website. We advise in particular all participants of the Gasunie UMM workshop on the 26th of November to use this version for the workshop.

Important: Please unzip the file and rename the file UMM2AddInInstaller_0_3.msi to UMM2AddInInstaller.msi before starting the installation.

New release 0.2 of the UMM2 Add-In available

A new release of the UMM 2.0 Add-In, fixing several bugs in the validator and the UML 2 profile for UMM is available for download from the project’s website.

New TMG chair elected

During the 13th UN/CEFACT forum meeting Christian Huemer (Vienna University of Technology) has been elected as the new chair of the Technologies and Methodologies group (TMG) of UN/CEFACT. Scott Hinkelman (Oracle Cooperation) has been appointed as TMG vice chair.

CCL08A available as Enterprise Architect file

The most recent Core Component Library CCL08A is available as Enterprise Architect file.

Using the predefined core components, core data types, business information entities, and business data types a business document modeler can easily assemble business documents.

The code which parses the Microsoft Excel representation in .csv into the Enteprise Architect representation is part of the UMM2 Add-In code.

UMM 2.0 Public Draft now includes Worksheets

folks, we are happy to announce that we included the Worksheets in the current UMM 2.0 Public Draft during the current TMG interim meeting in Tokyo. The worksheets are also separately downloadable as Microsoft Word Templates.

Review Cycle for UMM 2.0 Public Draft has been extended

The UMM 2.0 Specifications (both, foundation and base) are currently in ODP Step 5, which means they are currently a public draft. The review cycle for the draft has been extended to 31st October – that’s one week before the forum meeting in Senegal. We kindly encourage our stakeholders to go through the draft and file comments if needed.

The UMM 2.0 Public Draft (and always the version of the UMM 2.0 spec) is located at

New UMM 2.0 Add-In for Enterprise Architect 7.1 released

The new UMM2AddIn for Enterprise Architect 7.1 has just been released.

The AddIn has been built against the current UMM 2.0 specification draft which can be found under:

Thereby the AddIn includes the UML Profile for UMM 2.0, the UMM 2.0 Quick Linker, and the UMM 2.0 Validator. The UML Profile together with the Quick Linker allows for an easy creation of UMM 2.0 models. With the help of the UMM Validator a UMM 2.0 model can be checked against the constraints defined in the UMM 2.0 specification.

You can download the UMM2AddIn from under Downloads.

Please report any issues using the issue-tracker system provided under the Google Code project above or send an email to

liegl [at] big [dot] tuwien [dot] ac [dot] at

If you are interested in participating in this open source initiative please do not hesitate to contact us.