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First UBL+PDF demo invoices based on the EN 16931-1 E-invoicing Standard now available!

To support organisations that have to or want to implement this new EN 16931 standard, UBL Ready set out to develop demo reference files based on the UBL syntax and fully compliant with EN 19631. These files are now publicly available. The demo invoices are available in both UBL and PDF format with an explanation on the structure and calculation of the invoice. UBL Ready currently provides the following demo files:

  • An extensive e-invoice with multiple VAT rates, discounts and surcharges – UBL + PDF
  • The extensive e-invoice, but now with additional UBL elements, allowed by EN 16931 (though not necessary) – UBL + PDF
  • Credit note based on the extensive e-invoice – UBL + PDF
UBL Ready is currently working on other demo e-invoice files based on EN 16931, as well as working on a conversion guideline for those that already implemented UBL2.1/2.0.

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What are the differences between PEPPOL BIS 4A – Invoice and the EU 16963-1

With the new European Standard for e-invoicing (public procurement) EU 16963-1 on the horizon, it is interesting to know how it differs from PEPPOL BIS 4A. Is there an analysis available with the differences between the both?

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Slovenia receives CEF Funding for e-invoicing adoption

The objective is to increase the uptake of e-invoicing by 90% of the Slovene contracting authorities and entities, and to be compliant with newly adopted European standard (EN) on e-invoicing by May 2018

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The Core Invoice Usage Specification (CIUS) could lead to a fragmented EU e-invoicing landscape

Suggestions: At least one CIUS will have to be created to remove loose ends in the EN. One of the two syntaxes should be deprecated and its mandatory use withdrawn. National CIUS should only apply to domestic suppliers, not preventing cross-border exchange of electronic invoices

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Update on the EU e-invoice standard EN-16931, prepared by CEN/TC 434

April 28, 2017  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Standards

EESPA members and the Secretariat have been actively engaged in CEN/TC 434 and this briefing provides an up to date picture of what is happening

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Standardisation: Victory or Swansong?

April 11, 2017  |  Interoperability, Standards

Director of the Danish Agency for Digitisation: “You end up making such huge changes to standard financial systems that they are practically specialist systems”

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EU E-invoicing Standard gets unanimous approval, with 4 BIG adoption barriers

The European Commission mandated the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) to define the European E-invoicing European standard. Following intense deliberations, CEN announced that the invoice model and its syntaxes received unanimous approval. However massive adoption of the new standard, is no easy task.

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Break: only UBL and CII remain as mandatory EU B2G e-invoicing syntaxes!

At a recent plenary meeting in Barcelona, CEN/TC 434 unanimously agreed to endorse UBL and CII as the syntaxes complying with the forthcoming EN and to be listed in a specific CEN Technical Specification (TS).
Once the EN and TS are published by CEN and referenced in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), contracting authorities and entities in the EU will have to receive and process electronic invoices which comply with the EN and any of the two syntaxes, in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of Directive 2014/55/EU.

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EDICOM leads European project to promote e-invoicing in public health

DICOM will set up a multi-syntax solution for each of the participants, enabling them to process invoices in several standards. This platform will also comply with the European semantic interoperability specifications. The doors are open for interested parties to participate!

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EESPA + OpenPEPPOL Position Paper: reduce the amount of syntaxes

EESPA and OpenPEPPOL are very concerned by the provision in the Directive 2014/55/EU that all 300.000+ EU public sector contracting authorities will need to be able to receive electronic invoices expressed in any of a list of up to four syntaxes to be recommended by CEN TC 434 for a European core invoice standard. They propose 2 syntaxes.

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