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eInvoicing Standard

  • December 10th, 2018
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In 2014 the European Commission established a common European standard to facilitate transnational electronic billing to companies and public administrations. Thus, from next April, all public administrations will be obliged to accept digital invoices following the established standard.

As stated by the European Union in Directive 2014/55/UE, “Several global, national, regional and proprietary standards on electronic invoices exist and are currently used in Member States". In addition, none of those standards prevails, and most of them are not interoperable with one another.

Thus, with the objective of removing barriers, the European Commission established the objective of developing "a common European standard for the semantic data model of the essential elements of a basic electronic invoice".

In this way and thanks to the establishment of a single standard, any provider can issue electronic invoices to any European public administration. Until now, each country, or in some cases each region, established its own standards, which implies an increase in costs and bureaucratic obstacles.

Proyecto POOL-TSPs

The POOL-TSPs Project, coordinated by the Robotics Institute of the University of Valencia, is one of the actions funded by the European Commission that will contribute to the construction of the single European market. Thus, thanks to this project, the 10 participating EDI providers will update their electronic billing solutions to adapt to the European EN standard.
In 2014 the European Commission established a common European standard to facilitate transnational electronic billing to companies and public administrations. Thus, from next April, all public administrations will be obliged to accept digital invoices following the established standard.
As stated by the European Union in Directive 2014/55 / ​​EU, "there are several international, national, regional and private use regulations relating to electronic invoices currently used in the Member States". Likewise, no rule prevails and most are not interoperable with each other.

Thus, with the objective of removing barriers, the European Commission established the objective of developing "a common European standard for the semantic data model of the essential elements of a basic electronic invoice".

In this way and thanks to the establishment of a single standard, any provider can issue electronic invoices to any European public administration. Until now, each country, or in some cases each region, established its own standards, which implies an increase in costs and bureaucratic obstacles.

POOL-TSPs project

The POOL-TSPs project, coordinated by the Robotics Institute of the University of Valencia, is one of the actions funded by the European Commission that will contribute to the construction of the single European market. Thus, thanks to this project, the 10 participating EDI providers will update their electronic billing solutions to adapt to the European EN standard.

In this way, customers who already use the services of AdValvas (Belgium), Aksesspunkt (Norway), Babelway (Belgium), Datajust (Netherlands), Celtrino (Ireland), Officient (Denmark), Unimaze (Iceland), eConnect ( Netherlands), Viaduct (Sweden), or IN.TE.SA (Italy), they can also process their invoices with any public administration or private company that complies with the European standard.