In collaboration with FeRD, various partners from the private and administrative sector have developed a data format called ZUGFeRD. The ZUGFeRD approach builds on a combination of PDF with integrated structured data. It is based on a core invoice, which leads to easy implementation. Basic idea of ZUGFeRD is that everybody should be able to exchange electronic invoices without consultation or agreement in advance.
Since settlement is one of the core functions of this network kindly note that every node is able to create fully automatically ZUGFeRD compliant invoices.
Fatura PA (IT) , Facture X (FR), XRechnung and ZUGFeRD 2.0 (DE) – are the four names of national invoice formats that differ in details but are based on the European standard EN16931. The latter in turn provides for the XML standards UBL and UN/CEFACT Cross Industry Invoice (CII) for the creation of structured invoices.