Archive for Standards

Oh boy, only signed XML B2G e-invoices are allowed in Italy as from 2014.

We heard the rumors. That the nineth-largest economy of the world decided to go for mandatory B2G e-invoicing as from 2014 for specific entities like the Italian ministries, tax office, the national security and welfare departments. All other public sector bodies must comply by June 2015. Once these deadlines have passed, the government will no longer pay invoices that do not meet the requirements.
And that raises to quite some eyebrowes: only signed XML B2G e-invoices are allowed in Italy as from June 2014. And to date it is unclear to what extend the Italian government is going to facilitate suppliers in this change. So e-invoicing adoption? Yes. But also heavy handed, ignoring supplier value and contrary to the idea of equal treatment.

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Draft recommendation on interoperability and a semantic data model for e-invoicing [help]

We need your help. Well actually, the EU Multistakeholder Forum on E-invoicing needs your help. Help in the form of feedback on the "draft recommendation on interoperability and a semantic data model for electronic Invoicing".
There is also a "background document" as well as a "comment template" for your comment. Please help the EU Forum and send your feedback before 23 of May to peter[dot]potgieser[at]rbs[dot]com.

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GXS Achieves GS1 UK Accreditation

May 3, 2013  |  Standards

GXS announced to have received GS1 UK accreditation as an eCom (EDI) and GDS solution provider. GS1 UK accreditation is offered in one of four standards and validates the accredited organisation’s knowledge and understanding of GS1 standards.
"Many companies are now requiring certification as part of their B2B provider selection process, making the GS1 UK accreditation increasingly important” said Jon Keating, vice president of EMEA at GXS. “The accreditation certifies our products incorporate the GS1 standards, which we believe offers our customers even more confidence when selecting GXS.

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Dutch service providers start roaming initiative: simplerinvoicing

May 1, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Standards

14 of 85 Dutch e-invoicing and accounting software providers launched SimplerInvoicing. It is set out to become a network of cooperating service providers. SimplerInvoicing aims to enhance the invoicing process of senders and receivers of e-invoices to establish large scale adoption. This means that e-invoicing is set to become generic for consumers, small/medium/large businesses and governments.

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Mexico is aiming for total electronic invoicing in 2014

Mexico is making two major changes this year to aim for total e-invoicing. The first one is termination of the CFD model and making CFDI adoption mandatory. This means that suppliers will no longer be able to create their own electronic invoices but will have to work with a service provider. The other one is reducing the minimum annual income level required for companies to comply with the Mexiacan e-Invoicing mandate is USD 150,000.

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Mexico is aiming for total electronic invoicing in 2014

Mexico is making two major changes this year to aim for total e-invoicing. The first one is termination of the CFD model and making CFDI adoption mandatory. This means that suppliers will no longer be able to create their own electronic invoices but will have to work with a service provider. The other one is reducing the minimum annual income level required for companies to comply with the Mexiacan e-Invoicing mandate is USD 150,000.

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OB10 supports ZUGFeRD e-Invoice standard for greater adoption among German SMEs

March 26, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Standards

ZUGFeRD has been developed by BMWi, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, and BITKOM, the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media, and includes input from OB10. Using ZUGFeRD, OB10 is able to provide e-invoicing adoption to a growing number of German SMEs willing to start with e-invoicing and invoice automation.

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From one-on-one, via one-to-many into the many-to-many era

February 7, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Standards

On the company's weblog Christian Hjorth, Chief Commercial Officer at Tradeshift, posted an insightful article called “The Platform Era is upon us”. Christian explains in his article how the e-invoicing environment has changed in three phases in the last decade.

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UPDATE: Forum elektronische Rechnung Deutschland (FeRD) presents new PDF A/3-XML data model at CeBIT!

February 6, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Standards

The ZUGFeRD standard describes a document and data format for the exchange of electronic invoices. In its basis it is a hybrid approach, in which a visual representation is based on a PDF/A-3 document, while all the billing data file is embedded in the document in XML format.

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AENOR awards EDICOM with ISO/IEC 20000:2011 standard certificate

November 28, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Standards

For a greater peace of mind for their customers and users, EDICOM annually submits itself to several external audits. And after a recent audit sponsored and supervised by AENOR (Spanish Standardisation and Certification Association) EDICOM has obtained the ISO/IEC 20000:2011 standard certificate. Good going, EDICOM.

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