PD CEN/TS 16931-2:2017 Electronic invoicing. List of syntaxes that comply with EN 16931-1

PD CEN/TS 16931-2:2017

Electronic invoicing. List of syntaxes that comply with EN 16931-1

Status : Current   Published : September 2017

DOWNLOAD your free PDF copy of PD CEN/TS 16931-2:2017 Electronic invoicing - Part 2: List of syntaxes that comply with EN 16931-1 HERE  

What is this standard about?

This is part of a European series to establish the essential information elements needed for an electronic invoice. This ensures legal (including fiscal) compliance and enables interoperability for cross-border, cross-sector and domestic trade. This second part specifies the syntaxes.

Who is this standard for?

  • Finance and IT departments in the private and public sector
  • Procurement industry
  • Legal and compliance industry
  • Trade officials

Why should you use this standard? 

The adoption of e-invoicing is bringing significant economic benefits. According to The European Commission the move from paper to e-invoices is expected to generate savings of €240bn over a six-year period and will become the predominant method of invoicing in Europe by 2020. 

This series of European standards establishes a semantic data model for the core elements of an electronic invoice and will help organizations in the private and the public sectors undertake public procurement invoicing. It may also be used for invoicing between private sector enterprises. 

Part 2 is a technical document that specifies the syntaxes, which are technical machine-readable languages, in which the semantic model may be expressed. In submitting an electronic invoice compliant with BS EN 16931-1 to a public contracting authority that is obliged to receive and process it, the invoice has to be expressed in one of the specified syntaxes.

Standard NumberPD CEN/TS 16931-2:2017
TitleElectronic invoicing. List of syntaxes that comply with EN 16931-1
Publication Date21 September 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO/IEC 19845:2015, EN 16931-1:2017
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 9735, CWA 16356-2:2011, CWA 16356-1:2011
International RelationshipsCEN/TS 16931-2:2017
Amended ByCorrigendum, January 2019
DescriptorsE-commerce, Internet, Electronic data interchange, Taxation, Invoicing, Commerce, Purchasing, Information exchange, Consumer-supplier relations, Invoices, Commercial documents, Conformity
Title in FrenchFacturation électronique Liste de syntaxes conformes avec EN 16931-1
Title in GermanElektronische Rechnungsstellung Liste der Syntaxen, die die EN 16931-1 erfüllen
ISBN978 0 539 03540 7
File Size730 KB

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