What is an e-invoice?
Since the term e-invoice is defined in different ways, it is important to clarify what we mean by a true e-invoice.
According to our definition, a true e-invoice is an invoice that is issued, received and processed electronically. It is digital from its creation in the financial system by the issuer until it is received and processed by the recipient. In other words, true e-invoicing is electronic throughout its life cycle.
Some companies send PDF copies of invoices via e-mail. These can be scanned or printed out on paper and thereafter registered in the ledger. We offer the possibility to send PDF invoices via e-mail as a value-added service, but we recommend that our customers send and receive true e-invoices for many reasons.