September 9, 2006

UNSPSC Codes free as pdf, $$ as excel

Filed under: unspsc — S @ 3:51 am

In the past (perhaps till UNSPSC 7.xxx) UNSPSC codes used to be available as spreadsheets for free. But now, they are available for free only as pdf and non-members have to pay $$. Check out UNSPSC Codes section for more information. This seems like an annoying tactic by the UNSPSC.org in that it want to make it a free standard so that there is a wider adoption and at the same time trying to charge for a structured format. They are supposed to come with a newer version every 6 months and they are charging $50 for each language. So, essentially companies have to shell out $100 per year.

But there are open source pdf libraries out there that can extract text out of pdf files. Infact, adobe itself claims to have a pdf to text converter. All you have to do is send your pdf and get the text back in email (though this didn’t work for me at the moment when I tried it).



  1. Needed a sample xls of UNSPC. txs

    Comment by Marcelo — February 13, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

  2. If you are looking for the various keywords used in the UNSPSC code descriptions, you can check out at http://static.tocloud.com/unspsc.html which is an enterprise cloud browser for UNSPSC.

    Comment by UNSPSC Cloud — March 15, 2007 @ 12:43 am

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