- Software integration
- E-billing (B2C)
- Software integration
- Digital signatures
- Traditional EDI
- Pay per use
- Service provider
- Large companies
- Public organisations
This year marks the tenth anniversary of electronic invoicing in Mexico. On January 5, 2004, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, through the Official Gazette of the Federation, issued the first ever schema for the Digital Tax Receipt or CFD. Since then, approximately 9,000 million electronic billing transactions have taken place. This figure is set to grow in coming years as the CFDI becomes mandatory, making Mexico one of the most innovative countries in this area.
As of 1 August 2014, companies that charge for their services by standing order must meet the requirements concerning collection and safekeeping of the authorization stipulated in the SEPA regulations.
It is important to note that direct debits by standing order corresponding to new customers implemented without the necessary consent may be subject to return and refund during the 13 months following the unauthorized charge.
The EDICOM electronic consent publishing service automates the process of generating, sending and electronic signature of the authorization document.
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On December 16, 2013, AFIP published General Resolution 3571/13, listing the new production sectors which in the coming months must join the special regime for issuance and electronic safekeeping of original invoices.
The sectors to be mandatorily incorporated into the electronic billing system have been segmented into 6 different groups according to the type of activity they engage in. Gradually, all of them must migrate to the electronic billing system regulated by AFIP.
On 23 October, Congress approved the law promoting electronic billing and the creation of a single Accounts Register for payments in the Public Sector, which comes into force as of next year, 2014. This drive towards a paperless Public Administration. But in addition to this, Facturae is also an excellent way to cut down on Public Sector late payments to suppliers.
As of January this year, all Administrations will have an accounting record for invoices, whose managers will forward the information on invoices received to the Tax Authority. This will also allow for better knowledge of payments pending, and therefore greater control of any possible delays that might occur.
As from 1 December carriers must now be accredited with the SEFAZ tax authority in their state to issue CT-e. They must also be registered in the rest of the states where they operate, hold a digital certificate issued by an accredited KPI authority and adapt their information systems to be able to issue the new electronic document required to document the billing for their services. Edicom is such an organisation.
Mondel?z International uses electronic data interchange solutions with its customers to achieve more dynamic and clearer communications leading to savings on administrative management costs, but most of all to respond to the need to distribute their products swiftly and ensure better consumer satisfaction.
To do so, they relied on logistics management software from EDICOM focused on continuous replenishment of goods. The leading EDI multinational rolled out a tool called CRP FLOW that optimizes the generation of purchase orders by Mondel?z International’s customers.
On November 22, 2013, the Portugese Ministry of Finance published Ordinance Nº 340/2013. The ordinance includes modifications to the certification process for electronic billing software and solutions.
As of now all e-invoicing software must be audited and certified by the Portugese Tax Authority: the Direcção Geral de Contribuições e Impostos (the DGCI). That said, all proprietary software will no longer be considered valid without proper certification. Even if it follows the XML file construction criteria with inclusion of the mandatory fields proposed by the tax authorities!
EDICOMData, the electronic data pool from EDICOM, has been certified by GS1 as the first product data synchronization platform authorized to work in the TSD (Trusted Source of Data) network. EDICOMData was already authorized as a GDSN solution. And now it is also accredited to operate as a TSD system, becoming the world’s most comprehensive product data synchronization platform, working with the same tool in both frameworks.
Brazilian NF-e legislation prescribes that electronic invoice NF-e receivers have to perform process updates towards the tax authorities on the e-invoices received. The Receiver Response has already been made mandatory for fuel distributors, service stations, carriers and retail fuel resellers. And it is expected to be extended the next few years.
The first aim of the mandatory use of “receiver responses’ is to provide greater security in combatting company fiscal transactions. It also provides the receiver with legal security. For example, an Invoice for which the confirmation event is issued can no longer be cancelled by the issuer.
The Secretaría de Fazenda has published technical note NT2013.005. It announces the rollout of version 3 of the Nota Fiscal Electronica (NF-e) digital invoice in Brazil. This version changes the structure of the XML file, the validation process and webservice communications with the Public Administration.
In its technical note, the Secretaría de Fazenda has also set the dates for the implementation of NF-e version 3. On 02/12/2013 a test framework will be started-up. On 10/03/2014 the Production framework (coexisting with version NF-e version 2) will be live. And in December 2014 the coexistence period comes to an end, and usage of NF-e version 3 becomes mandatory.