Release Update KB0409282
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E-invoicing enhancements for Germany to support X-Rechnung invoices
Feature ID

NG-4694

Feature Description

Ariba Network supports creating and processing of X-Rechnung invoices to address relevant German B2G regulations, if the buyer activates this feature. In this case, the X-Rechnung invoice issued in the Ariba Network shall constitute the legal invoice, whereas the cXML file is used only for data transfer and processing purposes. Both files are derived from the same data.

The X-Rechnung invoice is available under the Attachment(s) section. As the cXML does not constitute as a legal invoice (as compared to Ariba Network German invoice processing for German invoices), it will not be digitally signed.

Customer Problem

Public buyers (or formerly state-owned companies) are required to support the receipt and processing of “X-Rechnung” invoices (UBL 2.1 syntax). Suppliers doing business with the before mentioned public entities are mandated to issue X- Rechnung. Buyers must also be able to handle X-Rechnung.

Customer Value Proposition

Once activated by German buyers, all invoices from German suppliers onboarded to the Ariba Network will be issued in X-Rechnung (UBL) format. That helps buyers and their suppliers using the Ariba Network to fulfil local German requirements.

Product Area

AN-Invoicing

Audience

Buyer and Supplier

What's New Guide

https://help.sap.com/docs/SAP_Ariba/978b7e36451a4c2c85321a3ef6f3a7e5/356c31698d2347bb8c49651ecc2d61fa.html?locale=en-US&state=PRODUCTION&version=cloud

Feature Enablement

Automatically On

Feature at a Glance

2202 Readiness Feature Preview: E-invoicing enhancements for Germany to support X-Rechnung invoices

Applicable Solutions

Ariba Network

Prerequisites

Buyer:  Enable the rule Require suppliers to send tax invoice documents in your Ariba Network buyer account under Configuration  Country-based Invoice Rules  General Invoice Rules. This enables German suppliers to send invoice in X-Rechnung format.

If you have not enabled the rule Require suppliers to send tax invoice documents in your Ariba Network account, the invoice will not be issued in the X-Rechnung format. The invoice will be available in the standard cXML format along with the digital signature.

 

Restrictions

None identified


Applies To

Ariba Network 2202

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