Gerrit Onken, Autor auf SEEBURGER Blog


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EDI invoice: What does EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) mean for E-Invoicing?

In order to understand the importance of EDI procedures for e-invoicing, it is very helpful to possess the knowledge gained in half a century of EDI practice. As early as the seventies, large companies and their partners in the business-to-business sector began to use EDI message standards and communication protocols to exchange and automatically process large quantities of electronic data quickly, securely and efficiently.


NHS Mandate for e-Procurement Strategy

Right now the UK’s NHS (National Health Service) has more immediate concerns than eProcurement mandates. The work that their staff (and many retired staff) are undertaking to help combat the Corona pandemic is nothing short of amazing. SEEBURGER would like to place on record our recognition for all of the medical and support staff across the world who are risking their lives for us right now. To those we thank you sincerely.


Italy: Fattura Electronica News 2020

The Fattura Electronica is an Italian XML based digital invoice format. It is transmitted and received via the Interchange System ‘Sistema di Interscambio’ (SdI). In this blog we discuss the latest news and regulatory changes in relation to Fattura Electronica.


E-Invoicing and Peppol in Finland

E-Invoicing has been in use in Scandinavia for a long time. Since the 1990s E-Invoicing has been promoted for process simplifications and cost efficiency. Since 2010 Business-to-Government (B2G) E-Invoicing has been mandatory in Finland. Finland has been relying on the country-specific formats Finvoice und TEAPPSXML with a 4 corner delivery model similar to Peppol.


New mandatory e-invoice reporting system in India

The Indian government is rolling out a new mandatory e-invoice reporting system becoming effective on 1st of April 2020. It is based on the new Invoice Reporting Portal (IRP) for the registration of domestic B2B and B2G invoice transactions and export invoices. […]

E-Ordering Mandate in Italy via the NSO Platform – Postponed to 01.02.2020 for Goods and 01.01.2021 for Services

E-Ordering Mandate in Italy via the NSO Platform – Postponed to 01.02.2020 for Goods and 01.01.2021 for Services

Italy mandates e-ordering for suppliers of the national healthcare system, referred to as SSN (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale). For e-ordering the NSO platform “Nodo di Smistamento degli Ordini di acquisto delle amministrazioni pubbliche (NSO)”, known from the Emilia-Romagna region, is mandatory to be used by 1st of February 2020 (initial deadline was 1st of October 2019). […]


Introduction to E-Invoicing and the use of PEPPOL in Scandinavia

E-Invoicing has been in use in Scandinavia since the 1990’s – largely driven by process simplifications and cost efficiency. Thus Scandinavia can be regarded as the pioneer in e-Invoicing in Europe and is now clearly Europe’s leading region with an e-invoicing rate of over 40% on all invoices.1 In Scandinavia a provider model was the […]

Making Tax Digital

Electronic VAT returns will become obligatory in the United Kingdom as of 1st of April, 2019 – comply with the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements to avoid penalties

What is MTD? MTD is a UK government initiative to make tax administration easier and more effective. On the one hand VAT registered businesses must keep their records digitally. On the other hand they have to submit their VAT return information quarterly to the UK tax authority HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) via MTD […]


Why do you need Peppol in the EU?

PEPPOL is the main driver for E-Procurement by public authorities in the EU. PEPPOL or individual country-specific procedures are becoming more and more relevant for public sector suppliers. What is PEPPOL? PEPPOL stands for Pan-European Public Procurement OnLine. Its objectives are to use open standards to accelerate a fully electronically supported public tender and procurement […]