What is SNI SAP ZUGFERD?
SNI SAP ZUGFERD is an SAP add-on enabling electronic invoice exchange including structured data in an efficient way.
What is ZUGFeRD?
ZUGFeRD is abbreviated for »Zentraler User Guide des Forum elektronische Rechnung Deutschland«. It indicates that the new invoicing standard is positioned to play a major role regarding efficient electronic invoicing. .
The goal of ZUGFeRD is to enable electronic invoice exchange including structured data in the public and private sectors. However, unlike existing standards like EDI it is not only targeted at large organizations, but also small and medium-sized businesses as well as freelancers.
ZUGFeRD invoices carry both a human-readable representation (rendering) of the invoice as well as a structured machine-readable XML representation. The human-readable rendering is encoded as one or more PDF pages according to the PDF/A standard.
Receiving e-invoices directly on to SAP ECC with no intermediate software/hardware
In case of need SAP ZUGFERD also supports SAP PO/PI or any other communication software with https secure connection. E-Invoices are popped-up on SAP e-invoice cockpit as soon as received and can be monitored on single screen.
Automatically retrieving metadata within the e-invoice
This feature eliminates OCR requirement and makes entire OCR system redundant.
Ease the way to create output
SNI SAP ZUGFERD enable you to create your outputs (outhoing invoice etc.) as HTML which is much more easier and efficient comparing to other SAP supported output types (smartforms etc.)
No IDOC or EDI required for document exchange
While PDF/A holding both human readable and XML version of metadata, the legacy document exchange methods is not required. Comparing to legacy methods; creating, changing and monitoring XML(PDF/A) is much more efficient.
e-Invoice I e-Archive I e-Ledger I e-Ticket