Mandatory e-invoicing

An actionable summary of how European Union Regulations impact the working capital, and how an organisation should plan its next steps to drive the regulation.


Chapter 01

Executive Summary

Chapter 02

Late Payment Directive

Chapter 03

Payment Service Directive(PSD2)

Chapter 04

Mandatory e-invoicing

Chapter 05

Regulation on Cross-Border Payments

Chapter 06

PCI DSS Compliance

Chapter 07


Chapter 08

About HighRadius
Chapter 04

Mandatory e-invoicing

Directive #3:

Mandatory E-invoicing

What is Mandatory E-invoicing?

E-payment is an upcoming trend to be implemented in B2B landscape. However, a study reveals that 55% of the respondents in EU/UK do not expect a significant change in their B2B customer payment behaviour over the upcoming 12 months. In this backdrop, Italy has made e-invoicing mandatory for all B2B, as well as B2G(Business to Government) transactions. The purpose of this is to introduce e-adoption of payments in Europe. The key aspects of this mandatory e-invoicing include the following:

  • All B2B invoices should be transferred electronically through SDI from January 1, 2019.
  • All oil and gas sectors should comply this regulation from July 1, 2018.
  • All invoices should be generated in XML format with standard FatturaPA.
  • Invoices in other formats should be considered invalid, and would result in subsequent penalty.

This regulation is a result of Italian Budget Law† 2018, the decision from EU council is awaited. What it means for your OTC team? Shorter Payment Cycles Adoption of e-invoicing will lead to faster cash conversion cycle, eliminating invoicing issues. Standardized Invoicing If invoicing across EU becomes standardized, it will be easier for the treasury/AP team to accept the payments and reflect them in the books. Elimination of Spesometro The Spesometro report was sent to Agency of Revenue, meant to control tax-evasion, which is no longer required after this mandate is effective. Seamless transition to Automation It is better to experience an exponential growth in automating rather than a disruptive one. E-invoicing facilitates the same. Next Steps: How to drive compliance

  1. Ensure ERP compatibility with SDI.
  2. Discard all existing invoicing methods except e-invoicing.
  3. Enable a customer self-service payment portal.


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