09 Oct 2013 Tesi is one of the leading e-Invoicing operators in France.
Last 26 September, in Paris, 25 specialized e-Invoicing operators, came together under the coordof ination GS1 France, to officially sign the agreement on the interoperability of billing solutions. This agreement aims to reaffirm free trade and to ensure that the electronic invoice is exchanged between two different operators without imposing additional costs.
The service providers signatories of the interoperability charter are: @GP, ACCELYA, AGENA 3000, ARTEVA, DPII TELECOM, EDICOM, EDICOT, EDIEYES, EDT, EUROEDI, GENERIX, GEXEDI, GMI CONNECTIVITY, ICDSC, INFOLOGIC, NUMLOG, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES, PROLOGUE, QWEEBY, SEEBURGER, SERES, TENOR, TESI, TIE FRANCE, TX2 CONCEPT.
The development of this interoperability charter started about one year ago, under the guidance of a GS1 Working Group made up of users. The charter is the result of the will of GS1 member companies, of publishers and operators of solutions for e-Invoicing, to create the optimal conditions for a controlled, safe and as fast as possible distribution of electronic invoices.
We believe that interoperability between enterprise systems is a necessary condition to create a business chain which is at the same time effective, economic, of good quality and safe, said Pierre GEORGET, CEO of GS1 France.
Interoperability is one of the pillars of the GS1 standards: this shall grant each user the freedom to choose the solution, opting for the one that will ensure compatibility with the choice of business partners. In this case, the interoperability concerns 4 elements:
• the invoice format
• the technical means of transmission and traceability
• compliance with the regulations
• and finally the fact that it is free of charge
The goal is to give users that issue and receive invoices the freedom to choose their solution providers, but also to ensure access to e-Invoicing at minimum cost.
This signing ceremony in the presence of the community of providers and users is a first step. At the end of the process, all suppliers of invoice dematerialization solutions in France (35 in total) could join the signatories of other activity sectors whose products for large supermarket chains may also be included in this type of initiative. Now the time has come to disclose the agreement to other suppliers, but also, and especially, to users so as to promote the spread of e-Invoicing especially with SMEs.