# Business documents

# Introduction

This section describes electronic business documents, their respective subtypes, business processes, document validation principles, provide example files and more.

In short, business documents provide details related to a company's internal and external transactions. Some common examples of business documents include catalogues, purchase orders and invoices.

Our core business proposition is to connect buyers and suppliers to digitalise and automate the exchange of electronic business documents, and in order to actually digitize paper flows; it is necessary to implement electronic business document formats.

Please see information below and use the sidebar on the left to navigate between the various subsections.

# Supported formats

# Open standards

An open standard is a standard that is publicly available and has various rights to use associated with it and may also have various properties of how it was designed (e.g. open process).

One definition of the term open standard means that there should be no required fees for use, i.e. it should be possible to implement the specifications on a royalty-free basis.

We support over 170 electronic business formats based on open standards today.

# Proprietary or closed source

Proprietary standards, also known as non-free or closed-source standards, are standards for which the publisher or another person reserves some rights from licenses to use, modify, share modifications, or share the standards. It is the opposite of open-source or free standards.

We support over 900 such electronic business formats today and continue to build support for new ones continously.

Since they, by nature, can´t be re-used by others, we often refer to them as "customer specific formats".

# Supported format types

Below is a list of the format types we support in our platform today.

These format types should cover 99% of all use cases, but should you require anything else just let us know and we will look into building support for it!

# Additional information

We continously develop support for new document- and format-types and will update this site as we do so.