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papiNet Tools to Facilitate Implementation


papiNet provides tools that facilitate the use and implementation of the standard. These tools are provided, for you to use, free of charge.

Implementation Guide

Implementation Guide

Entering into a papiNet system-to-system implementation project for the firt time is a challence for any organization. There are potential pitfalls in any implementation project, buth through commitment, careful planning and good project management these can be avoided.

The purpose of the Initiates file downloadImplementation Guide is to help companies avoid the pitfalls and drive down cost and time required for a papiNet implementation. This guide will assist implementers by identifying the issues, best practices, and potential reisks of an implementation project.

Return On Investment

Return on Investment Spreadsheet

papiNet has created a spreadsheet that you can use as starting point to determine your return on investment for your papiNet implementation.


Interoperability Guidelines

The papiNet Standards Group has the vision of enterprises of any size and in any geographical location meeting and conducting the business within the paper and forest products industry.

The intent is to define a neutral method (one that is open and non-proprietary) for exchanging these electronic business documents. In addition to being neutral the exchange process has to guarantee safe, secure delivery.

The goal of this vision is to replace documents with electronic documents. It is through this upgrade process that improved data accuracy, more timely information, and cost reductions will be achieved.

Subset Documentation Tool (ISS)

Implementation Subset Tool

Documenting and sharing your use of the papiNet standard can be an arduous task. Many papiNet members use the papiNet ISS tool to document their use of the papiNet standard. papiNet ISS is a spreadsheet add-on which will help you create documentation from papiNet XSD schemas.

Please find below links to the tool and documentation. You are welcomed to use it for your purposes.

Trading Partner Agreement

Trading Partner Agreement Template

papiNet is offering a Trading Partner Agreement (TPA) template for your use in developing your own TPA when beginning exchange of e-Documents between B2B partners.

We are providing this information to:

  • Avoid confusion and time spent on variations of agreements. But: no co-ordination of commercial terms and conditions due to antitrust legislation!
  • Help to have a consistent legal practice related to communications and a consistent definition of the parties' responsibility

It is important to understand that these agreements should be reviewed by your company prior to use to ensure that all the applicable items are included (or excluded) for your particular environment.

Sample Documents

A TPA defines how trading partners will interact at the transport, document exchange and business protocol layers. A TPA contains the general contract terms and conditions, participant roles (buyers, sellers), communication and security protocols and business processes, (valid actions, sequencing rules, etc.).

In the context of papiNet, the TPA thus defines a specific implementation of the papiNet standard between two parties by

  • Specifying procedures and expectations for operations
  • Specifying the technical framework for the implementation