Sweden Sets Mandatory e-Invoicing for Contracting Authorities and their Suppliers
e-Invoicing with Swedish central government agencies has been mandatory since 2008. The next step is for all contracting authorities and their suppliers, who must adapt to the reception and issuance of electronic invoices as of April 1, 2019. This means that the authorities will no longer accept invoices in PDF format from this date.
To facilitate this obligation, public entities must provide their own portals to suppliers from where they can send their invoices. More than 200,000 suppliers are estimated to be affected by this obligation.
The aim is to increase the level of digitalization in Sweden and also to take the first concrete steps toward a unified European Union market by implementing PEPPOL connectivity. Businesses have less than six months to adapt to the new procedure, which will affect their in-house invoicing processes.
EDICOM accredited as an Access Point provider for the PEPPOL network
EDICOM, global EDI technology and e-Invoicing provider, is accredited by the OpenPEPPOL international association as an Access Point provider for the PEPPOL platform. Access Point accreditation allows EDICOM to connect with PEPPOL e-procurement platform. Through PEPPOL, private businesses and governments of countries across Europe can interchange electronic documents of any type: invoices, purchase orders, stock inventory, etc. These business processes are conducted in a standardized interoperable fashion.
*EDICOM participates in GOV2EU Project (2016-EU-IA-0096). Supporting public entities to adopt EU Standard on electronic invoice for cross-border transactions.