The European Commission has selected Generix Group in a call for projects in favor of electronic invoice platform interoperability

Posted on 12 November 2019
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E-invoicing

Generix Group, a collaborative SaaS solutions provider for the Supply Chain and retail ecosystem, has announced its participation in the AS4EDI innovation project financed by the European Commission in the field of electronic invoice transmission.

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Within the context of directive 2014-55-EU regarding electronic invoice exchange, the European Commission considers that the multitude of national standards and the absence of interoperability are a barrier to cross-border trade. Along with support from the European Committee for Standardization, the EC is currently elaborating and deploying standards for total interoperability across three fields: the semantic data model, syntactic languages, and transportation methods.


To accelerate the adoption of interoperability standards, the European Commission is financing innovative projects through its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) project. Administered by the Executive Agency “Innovation and networking” (INEA), the CEF plan supports initiatives in the fields of archiving, electronic invoicing, digital signatures, data transport, digital identification, and so on.


Generix Group to participate in the AS4EDI consortium financed by the CEF program

Generix Group is a major player in electronic inter-company flows and has been selected as part of consortium CEF 2018-EU-IA-0060: AS4EDI “Integration of the EDIINT AS4 protocol profile eSENS by European operators of electronic invoices.”

This project is coordinated by the Universitat Politècnica de València, aided by consulting group LMT. The consortium gathers together, in addition to Generix Group, five e-invoicing operators in England, Belgium, Finland, Holland, and Sweden. The implementation period is programmed from January 2019 to June 2020.


The goal of AS4EDI project is to promote the CEF component “eDelivery” as it relates to an open data transportation network that is interoperable, distributed, secured, and worthy of trust. The infrastructure of the network is applied to the protocol of transport EDIINT AS4 (OASIS standard), the directory publication service for metadata (SMP) and the PEPPOL eDelivery Network. The 6 selected operators are certified access points offering entry to the Pan European Public Procurement OnLine organization (PEPPOL).


Generix Group guarantees increased interoperability and legal assurance to its clients

With the assistance afforded by this financing, Generix Group will flesh out its access point to the PEPPOL eDelivery Network by relying on European implementation specifications of the “eSENS profile” from standard EDIINT AS4 and regarding the publication standard of directory data (in French SMP).


When interoperability is not part of the picture, companies are faced with excessive complexity, which leads to legal loopholes and major operational costs. Via our access point certified for the PEPPOL network, our clients can undertake electronic exchange with relative ease to a total of 32 countries! With support from the European Commission, we ensure that interoperability standards are respected in the Union and that eIDAS requirements are met.” — Christophe VIRY, Product Marketing Manager, Generix Group.


To learn more about PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement OnLine) and its Open Peppol Network, log on to www.peppol.eu

For more information about “eIDAS” regulation no. 910/2014 regarding electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions within the domestic market, head to the website www.eur-lex.europa.eu

For more information about the CEF et INEA programs, navigate to https://ec.europa.eu/inea/

*The content of this publication renders liable Generix Group alone. The European Union is not liable for the information contained within.

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