What you need to know about e-invoicing as a software manufacturer?
Since 27 November 2020, Federal Government suppliers have been obliged to submit e-invoices for public contracts.
It is highly likely that some of your customers will be affected by this obligation as well.
Regardless of whether or not obliged to do so, sending and receiving standard-compliant e-invoices holds a host of benefits for you as a software developer and your customers:
✓ more efficient workflows, shorter processing times, faster payments,
✓ quicker and easier access to invoice data,
✓ enables digital, audit-proof archiving,
✓ cost savings on paper, ink and postage.
By supporting standard-compliant e-invoicing, you are taking a huge step towards exploiting your automation and digitisation potential fully throughout the entire procurement process.
How can the e-invoice be submitted?
Description of the web service interface via Peppol
The web service interface for Peppol is intended to make it possible for invoice senders (so-called end users) to issue invoices to Federal Government invoice recipients in the XRechnung format. This document describes how to use the interface for invoice senders. At the moment the document is only available in German language.