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


According to Directive 2014/55/EU, all European Union (EU) countries are gradually moving toward electronic (paperless) invoicing. Starting 18th of April 2019 electronic invoices becomes mandatory when working with public sector companies across the EU.

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

  • xRechnung version 1.2

More Information

No application hotfix required for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations as since this functionality is fully configurable via Electronic reporting. Please do the following 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 setup described in the following article:

When completed, please do the following additional settings:

Electronic reporting (ER) settings

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

  • Sales Invoice DE.version.

  • Project Invoice DE.version.

Downloading instructions are here:

Make the references to the imported ER configurations in Electronic documents tab of Accounts receivable parameters:


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

Customer settings

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


Customer order references

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


Project settings

In Project contracts in Customer-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:


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