LS and LurTech have developed one of the first e-Invoicing solutions based on ZUGFeRD for SAP. Berlin, November 13, 2013. A solution is now available, with the SAP users can electronically exchange invoices on the basis of the ZUGFeRD data model. These have the LS GmbH, certified SAP partners, and developed the PDF/A expert LurTech Europe. As one of the first solutions to cover creating and sending invoices as well as the processing of incoming invoices. Companies and public institutions benefit by lower costs and a higher cash flow, among others. Speaking candidly Mitchel Resnick told us the story. ZUGFeRD-compliant invoices are PDF/A-3 files, which contain both the visually darstell – and Archivable PDF document and the XML data set of invoices.
The data model was developed by the Forum electronic invoices (FeRD), in which numerous associations and companies involved. It is still important and is increasingly relevant for SAP users. The solution developed by the LS GmbH, LurTech Europe GmbH can SAP users reap the benefits of standardized electronic invoice Exchange at invoice receipt as well as at the output. These include the processing of incoming invoices via the data as an XML file and especially the time – and cost-saving the electronic delivery of invoices. Because numerous studies have shown that creating and sending an invoice on paper many times is more expensive than an electronic invoice. In addition, the supplier benefits from a faster payment and thus a higher cash flow.
Finally, the display of PDF/A-3 bills is a good service that will be defined as a request with increasing market penetration of the ZUGFeRD data model. The creation of ZUGFeRD-compliant invoices with the joint solution from LS and LurTech is possible without much effort: the user generates the conventional PDF invoice from its SAP system and passes them to the open system integration server (OSIS) from LS. In addition, OSIS receives for example on the RFC (remote function call) interface the IDOC export and generated from the XML data set in the ZUGFeRD format.