Not only public authorities, but an ever increasing number of companies in Germany and abroad are requiring their contractors to use e-invoicing. In Germany, federal and state contracting authorities may refuse to accept non-digital invoices (eg. paper or PDF) under certain circumstances from Nov. 27, 2020. As Germany has a decentralized government system, although based on central tax law, many of the 16 states have their own very specific requirements for the layout and sending of electronic invoices. Germany-based companies – or foreign companies that want to do business with them – have no choice; they must comply with their customers’ requirements. Completely switching to electronic invoicing makes it easier to comply with national and international B2B and B2G regulations, which include stipulations on format, processes and standards. Why not use the SAP add-on SEEBURGER smart-eInvoice®-outbound to not only automatically meet these requirements but also to simplify issuing all your invoices?
With our SEEBURGER smart-eInvoice®-outbound solution, issuing invoices is fully automated within SAP. Invoices are sent immediately and logged for transparency so that you always know what invoice has gone to which customer and when. Furthermore, invoices are automatically checked before they are sent to ensure they meet content and format requirements. This all speeds up the process of issuing invoices which means that not only are invoices paid earlier, but reducing human intervention to a minimum could mean an 80% cost saving. For you, this means maximum flexibility, data security and user-friendliness.
The SEEBURGER smart-eInvoice® outbound solution supports the most popular formats:
- ZUGFeRD/Factur-X (all invoice profiles, also ZUGFeRD version 2.1.1 Profile XRechnung e-mail).
- XRechnung via E-Mail
- XRechnung via Peppol
The SEEBURGER smart-eInvoice® outbound solution not only makes it easier to issue invoices to German government agencies, but can also be widely used for the following areas:
- B2G (XRechnung and ZUGFeRD)
- B2B (ZUGFeRD)
- B2C (ZUGFeRD)
It supports invoices being sent via:
- E-Mail (easy accessibility for your customers)
- Peppol (highly secure)
- Compatible with various billing portals
- Made in Germany
- Implements legally required business rules for XRechnung and ZUGFeRD
The SEEBUGER smart-eInvoice® outbound solution helps issue invoices to business partners worldwide:
- Complies with relevant national tax law
- Can be used to connect to national and international platforms
- Can be used with the SEEBURGER certified Peppol Access Point
Learn more about the SEEBURGER smart-eInvoice® outbound solution for SAP (german only)!
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Written by: Rolf WesselRolf Wessel has been product manager at SEEBURGER AG for software applications and services for electronic business data exchange since 2010. His focus is on solutions for SAP, electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) and innovations for the digitalization of business and technical business processes. The Forum elektronische Rechnung Deutschland (FeRD) appointed Rolf Wessel as an expert. As project manager at the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT), he develops international trade facilitation and establishes standards for electronic business processes. Furthermore, he represents the German delegation of the FeRD at the Franco-German workshop with the Forum National de la Facture Electronique (FNFE) and thus supports the government initiative for international standardization and harmonization of e-invoicing processes. He is a member of the working committee "Electronic Business" at the German Institute for Standardization. (DIN) and Association for Electronic Invoicing (VeR). Rolf Wessel graduated in business informatics (FH) with a focus on financial management and production planning. After working in the electrical, financial, consumer goods, software and mineral oil industries, he had been a systems analyst and IT project manager in the retail and logistics sector from 2003 to 2010.