ZugFERD – Do you bet on the right horse?
What is ZUGFeRD?
ZUGFeRD stands for “Zentraler User Guide des Forum elektronische Rechnung Deutschland”.
ZUGFeRD refers to the uniform data format for electronic invoices, which has been available free of charge in its first version since mid-2014. The technology is based on PDF/A-3 and offers the option of embedding an XML invoice in a PDF. This combination allows both structured invoice data (XML) and the invoice image (PDF) to be transmitted simultaneously by e-mail.
PDF/A-3 fulfills the audit-proof archiving required by the financial administration and the received structured data can be read out and further processed automatically without further processing, e.g. scanning a “normal” PDF invoice.
Companies from the following industries were included in the development of the ZUGFeRD data format:
- Automotive industry
- Software Industry
consumer goods industry
Expectations & Goals
It is expected that the ZUGFeRD format will not only reduce the cost of invoicing due to the elimination of material and postage costs, but that savings will also be achieved through automatic (further) processing. At the same time, accounting is to become much more efficient in the future through optimized processes.
And what does Felderer have to do with it?
The digitisation process is also progressing in the craft trades. More and more craft businesses, suppliers and wholesalers are dealing with automation, transformation and digitization. This is also proven by numerous reports from handwerkdigital.de.
Felderer also deals with these topics and is considering the introduction of the ZUGFeRD standard. Therefore we would like to know your interest in ZUGFeRD. Participate briefly in the following survey and answer 4 short questions:
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