[Ebook] E-invoicing in europe: state of the art
Published on 27 September 2019
As the digital transition gradually spreads across the European Union, governments and public administrations are increasingly embarking on their journey towards digitization, and approaches differ greatly from one member state to another. Which countries are seen as the leaders in the field, and who’s lagging behind? Furthermore, what has been done so far to achieve digitization? In this white paper, Generix Group answers some of these questions and provides an overview of the situation.
E-invoicing: performance disparities in Europe
As of 2025, all EU member states will be expected to apply the same standards with regard to invoice digitization. The digital transition has already kicked off in many countries—including in the private sector—and such developments have led to some preliminary conclusions about e-invoicing implementation in the B2B and B2G sectors.
But progress is unequal, as some countries have only very recently achieved compliance. Others still are gradually digitizing their public sectors and several are still struggling to develop digitization practices due to administrative challenges.
Digital invoicing practices on the Old Continent
Need help understanding electronic invoice processing in the countries where your partners operate? Generix Group has authored a white paper that introduces a number of measures in place across the EU and sets out what remains to be accomplished. The paper covers six areas:
France, and the Chorus Pro portal
Italy’s SDI exchange platform
The path towards compliance for Portugal
Spain and its B2B debut
Russia, where e-invoicing is available, but not required
The state of e-invoicing practices in the rest of Europe
E-invoicing adoption comes with a multitude of challenges that EU member states will need to overcome. From developing decentralized platforms to rethinking B2G practices, adoption strategies are manifold, and progress is happening to an unequal degree. That said, all member states have now pledged to comply with EU law and must do so within the next six years. To learn more about initiatives from companies in the EU, click below to download the white paper, “Digital Invoicing in Europe: State of the Art.”