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Delevopments in e-invoicing in Europe

What's new in e-invoicing in Europe?

Mandatory electronic invoicing has become increasingly prevalent in Europe in recent years, with a number of countries embracing this method to modernise and simplify their invoicing processes. The transition to e-invoicing has been gradual but steady, with a range of European nations passing legislation and regulations to encourage the uptake of mandatory e-invoicing.

E-invoicing developments in Europe in June 2023

The publication of Directive 2014/55/EU marked a turning point for e-invoicing. Since then, e-invoicing has spread to every corner of the European continent. Prior to this legislation, Denmark, Sweden and Finland were the pioneering countries that took a step forward in implementing e-invoicing. Initially, it started with B2G transactions, and in the near future, mandatory use is expected to be extended to all B2B transactions.

B2B e-invoicing in Europe for 2023: forecast and overview
15 February 2023

B2B e-invoicing in Europe for 2023: forecast and overview

In Europe, electronic invoicing is present in all countries and much of the success of its use is due to the regulatory impulse by the different governments to accelerate its implementation through compulsion. Such is the success of the B2G e-invoicing that the use of it is being extended to the B2B field. In this post, we will see which European countries are already adopting this new modality of invoicing between companies.


European Union introduces the mandatory electronic invoice

From 18th April, 2019, the public administrations of all EU Member States are compelled to electronically receive and process their invoices. This concerns any B2G (Business-to-Government) and G2G (Government-to-Government) trades and transactions within the European Union.

The 2014/55/EU regulation is aimed at standardise a common European e-invoicing format, so that any public or private supplier is able to work with European public administrations seamlessly. Developing cross-border trade falls under the main EU goals.

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Key numbers

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+30 years

of experience
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+750 MM

€/year managed
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3 Millions

active users
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+1.000 M

documents/year exchanged
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connected companies
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countries with exchange

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