No! A special program is not required. There are several options for creating an electronic invoice to authorities of the Federal Administration, in particular:

  1. Use of an (ERP) system or service provider
    Do you use a service provider or commercially available software for invoicing? Contact the manufacturer and find out whether electronic invoicing is supported. Do you use your own system? Clarify with your IT department which steps are necessary to create e-invoices that are compliant with the EU standard.
  2. Use of the ZRE/OZG-RE web-based entry system
    If you are not using an outgoing invoice system or if you need an interim solution, familiarise yourself with the ZRE/OZG-RE web-based entry system. On both platforms, the Federal Government provides functions for manual entry of invoices. Templates can also be created and downloaded for later use or reuse.