What is the ZUGFeRD standard?
ZUGFeRD stands for Zentraler User Guide des Forums elektronische Rechnung Deutschland and is a uniform standard for the electronic transmission of invoice data in Germany. The aim of the standard is to harmonise the exchange of information between companies and with public authorities.
What concrete advantages does the ZUGFeRD standard offer?
With the standard, the information contained in invoices can be read and processed automatically. This enables both you and the recipients of your documents to automatically transfer the invoice data to third-party systems with little effort. With the help of the standard, the entire content of the invoice can be transferred to an ERP system such as SAP.
How is the ZUGFeRD standard integrated in billwerk?
Invoices and Credit Notes in billwerk are generated as PDF files when they are sent by post, email or are archived. billwerk uses the PDF/A-3B format, which complies with the ISO 19005-3 standard. You can view the PDF files sent in the "Documents" section.
An machine readable XML file with the name "ZUGFeRD-invoice" is attached to each PDF file.
billwerk supports the comfort profile of the ZUGFeRD standard in the current version 1.0. You can request the technical specification of the format on the ZUGFeRD website.
The ZUGFeRD standard is now optionally available to billwerk customers. billwerk customers can activate the feature for their account and use and test it until the end of the 1st quarter of 2019. If you are interested in testing the feature, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the upgrade to the ZUGFeRD Standard 2.0 Profile-EN16931 planned for Q2 2019, the use of the standard in billwerk will then be subject to a charge. The ZUGFeRD Standard 2.0 fully complies with the European standard (EN16931). The standard is accepted by all European administrations in accordance with the EU directive. ZUGFeRD 2.0 is based on the latest international UN/CEFACT standards.