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Germany Launches New B2G E-Invoicing Guidelines

Germany recently released new B2G e-invoicing guidelines. As reported by E-Invoicing Platform, German Secretary of Homeland Affairs Rogall-Grothe presented the new guidelines, called the “Guide On Electronic Invoicing In The Public Sector” earlier this week.

“This guide is intended to provide a sound basis for the measures necessary to implement the Directive,” explained the news source. “Next to recommendations on electronic exchange of invoices, it also contains concrete examples of current pilot projects as well as tips for implementation.”

Additionally, the new e-invoicing guidelines contain implementation recommendations, best practices and statistical information aimed at governments at all federal levels.

E-invoicing is becoming the norm for many European countries. Just last month, Spain announced that it was going to require all B2G payments be done in the electronic format by 2015. According to the Spanish government, the mandatory policy is designed to enhance security and streamline the invoicing process, as well as save money. Specifically, around €3.48 per invoice issued can be saved, and processing times can be cut by nearly 80 percent.

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