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According to global European initiative 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 in all Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations versions.
Although the initial requirement has been introduced for European Union countries, in fact, the functionality is available for any supported country without country context limitations. The only proper system’s setup enables this functionality.

About the standard for electronic invoices

The EU directive does not force countries to use a specific electronic format for invoicing, but only establish the basic principles which electronic invoices should comply in general.
EU countries are free to implement their own compliant formats or modify existing common formats.

Previously, some country-specific formats have been already implemented for the following countries:
Denmark, Norway, Austria, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

In the scope of this functionality the following customization of the international Universal Business Language (UBL) standard from the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) is additionally implemented:

  • Open PEPPOL BIS (Business Interoperability Specification) Billing version 3.0

This standard can be used “as is” if no country-specific amendments supposed or can be used as the base for further modifications.

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.

Electronic reporting (ER) settings

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

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