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EU: Analysis of Business Requirements for eInvoicing in a Public Procurement Context

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Description (short summary):
The report is one of the deliverables of the IDABC eInvoicing & eOrdering pilot project, a joint initiative from the Directorate-General Internal Market and Services and the Directorate-General for Informatics of the European Commission.

The report is intended to be read by:

  • All parties involved in the initiation and management of the "IDABC e-Invoicing and e-Ordering for public procurement project", including in particular, members of: Directorate-General Internal Market and Services,  Directorate-General for Informatics of the European Commission, the IDABC programme's Pan-European eGovernment Services Committee (PEGSCO).
  • All staff and contractors engaged in the execution of this project.
  • The Commission's Expert Group on Electronic Invoicing.

It contains the results of the business requirements gathering process for eInvoicing in a public procurement context, by collecting and analysing requirements from multiple sources.

  • Interviews with Member States having already implemented eInvoicing and eArchiving
  • Interviews with stakeholders, such as small, medium and large suppliers, solution (IT and financial)providers
  • Legal requirements for eInvoicing and eArchiving (mainly VAT)
  • Other eInvoicing and standardisation initiatives

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Publication date:
31 March 2009
European Commission, Directorate-General, Internal Market and Services
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Official reports and studies
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Geographic coverage:
EU Institutions
eGovernment, eProcurement
businesses, einvoicing, eProcurement, eServices, Requirements
PricewaterhouseCoopers for IDABC
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