A country specific update for Germany to support export of customers electronic invoices in xRechnung 1.2 format for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Applies to: Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations


According to Directive 2014/55/EU, all European Union (EU) countries are graduallymoving toward electronic (paperless) invoicing. Starting 18th ofApril 2019 electronic invoices becomes mandatory when working with publicsector companies across the EU.

This release enables electronic invoicing for all Microsoft Dynamics 365for Finance and Operations versions in the following Germany-specific format:

  • xRechnung version 1.2

More Information

No application hotfix required for Microsoft Dynamics365 for Finance and Operations as since thisfunctionality is fully configurable via Electronic reporting. Please do thefollowing steps to enable electronic invoicing.

Germany-specific format is based on PEPPOL BIS Billing version 3.0.
Therefore, before applying Germany-specific settings, please do the setupdescribed in the following article:

When completed, please do the following additional settings:

Electronic reporting (ER) settings

Import the following or higher version ofthe ER configurations from LCS library:

  • SalesInvoice DE.version.

  • ProjectInvoice DE.version.

Downloading instructions are here:

Make the references to theimported ER configurations in Electronicdocuments tab of Accounts receivable parameters:



The same format is used for invoices and credit notes. Invoice type willbe used for differentiation: 380 – for invoices, 381 – for credit notes.

Customer settings

Add customer’s Employeeresponsible contact with a phone number or an email defined and in Sales demographics tab. It will be usedas Seller’s contact:



Customer order references

When entering a new Salesorder or a Free text invoice (FTI), fill in Customer reference field in the Sales order or FTI header. It willbe used as Buyer’s reference:



Project settings

In Project contracts inCustomer-related Funding sources tab(Details button) define Customer reference (in Other tab):


Export of Customer e-invoices

Please refer to "Export of Customer e-invoices" chapter of the European Union e-invoicing article, as there is no German specifics here: