Electronic invoices sent between companies must comply with established regulations in order to preserve the integrity and authenticity of digital documents.
e-Invoicing between private companies
The increase of electronic models implemented in the public sector means expansion of e-Invoicing systems in the private sector.
This adoption of electronic models offers medium- and long-term advantages for all companies. Companies see a reduction in processing costs and paper archiving costs. They also see better information processing. Companies that already have EDI systems in place can take advantage of the investment made and adapt electronic processes to their other workflows. Their main objective is to consolidate or implement technologies aimed at automating work processes and optimizing operations.
The search for efficiency and competitiveness in a global environment provides greater interoperability between all involved in the invoicing process.
The status of B2B e-Invoicing in Europe
B2B e-invoicing in Europe is regulated by Directive 2010/45/EU. This explicitly imposes criteria of authenticity of origin and content integrity, which must be obtained in three possible ways. In this regard, Italy was the first country in the European Union that, in addition to mandating e-Invoicing, implemented a mandatory e-Invoicing system between private companies. France also legislated this B2B e-Invoicing model, with the requirement starting in 2023.
Through an EDI-based exchange.
Through an advanced electronic signature.
Through internal auditing processes that analyze invoice tracking.
Countries with B2B e-Invoicing legislation
Electronic invoicing for Spanish companies
Spain is preparing for the implementation of electronic invoicing among companies and freelancers starting with large taxpayers with annual invoicing of more than 8 million euros.
Electronic invoicing and e-Reporting in France
The government has established a timeline for adherence to the new invoice issuing and e-reporting system according to their size starting in 2024 and ending in 2026.
B2B/B2C e-invoice in Italy
B2B e-invoicing has been mandatory in Italy since 2019 through its national platform SDI, which acts as an intermediary between sender and receiver to validate and send invoices.
E-invoicing for Polish companies
The B2B e-invoice legislation in Poland came into force in January 2022 in a voluntary phase and from 2023 its use will be mandatory.
E-invoicing in Romania
Romania is preparing for a gradual implementation of electronic invoicing through its national RO e-Invoice platform that will validate and digitally sign documents.
Belgium to enforce B2B e-invoicing
In the B2B sector, the use of electronic invoicing in Belgium is voluntary although the federal government has communicated that it will implement it on a mandatory basis.
Custom B2B e-Invoicing solution
EDICOM's e-Invoicing platform is ready to manage any electronic process between B2B, B2C and B2G business partners. To this end, it provides users with a SaaS (Software as a Service) technology platform with in-house developed software, constantly updated hardware, communications systems and management services for implementing advanced electronic data interchange models.
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Do you need to implement B2B e-Invoicing projects in other countries? EDICOM's electronic invoicing platform offers a global, scalable solution. This allows you to generate, send, receive and store electronic invoices in accordance with the technical and legal requirements required by different international regulations.
B2B e-Invoicing in France
Mandatory electronic invoicing between private companies in France is scheduled for January 1, 2023, according to the 2020 Finance Law No. 2019-1479. The new tax scheme requires electronic invoicing between private companies, as well as electronic reporting of accounting data.
B2B e-Invoicing in Italy
The system used for electronic invoicing between private companies is very similar to the one used for FatturaPA. Through the Sistema di Interscambio (SdI), companies can issue and receive electronic invoices and their corresponding notifications.
EDICOM has a channel accredited by the tax agency to act as an intermediary in both issuing and receiving invoices with the SdI.
B2B e-Invoicing in Poland
Poland is making progress in its project to massively introduce electronic invoicing among private companies. According to the draft law published by the Ministry, the new system will be required in January 2022. It is expected that electronic invoicing will be mandatory beginning in 2023 after the launch of the new portal for B2B electronic invoicing management, called KSeF.
Benefits of e-Invoicing between private companies
Our international B2B e-Invoicing platform implements specific functionalities to adapt your management and accounting systems to current requirements in the different countries where you do business.
Manage e-Invoicing around the world
It is possible to manage e-Invoicing projects with several partners in different countries. EDICOM's Global e-Invoicing platform adapts to national legislation and applies all local requirements (formats, electronic signature, storage...).
Our global e-Invoicing observation team gathers knowledge about existing models, ensuring a service that is constantly updated with each country's regulations.
News about e-Invoicing
Saudi Arabia Makes Electronic Invoicing Mandatory: FATOORAH Project
NF-e - Mandatory electronic invoicing system in Brazil
United States Electronic Invoicing Project: Digital Business Networks Alliance (DBNAlliance)
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