The Conversion of Paper Invoices into Electronic Invoices and Vice Versa _ The recent publication of Ministerial Mandate number EHA뭚 defines the elements necessary for converting paper invoices into their electronic equivalent, establishing that the digitalization process must guarantee that the result is a faithful reproduction of the original, paper document and that the digitalization device (scanner) must produce the image along with a Qualified Electronic Signature (as defined in Directive number 1999ኹ). The process through which this is accomplished is designated as "Certified Digitalization."
Royal Decree number 87 Amendments to Billing Regulations. Ministerial Mandate number EHA뭚 of April 10th (entered in the Federal Registry on April 14th, 2007), which further develops specific provisions for telematic billing and digital storage of invoices, elaborating on Royal Decree number 1496 of November 28th, where the regulations governing billing_related obligations were adopted. Ministerial Mandate number PRE of October 5th (entered in the Federal Registry on October 15th, 2007) concerning invoices issued through electronic means when the recipient is the General State Administration or a public organization associated with or dependent on it, as well as the submission of invoices issued by individuals to the General State Administration or the public organizations that are associated with or dependent on it. Various self_governing provincial councils (in Alava, Guipuzcoa, Navarra and Vizcaya) have reproduced these same regulations, appending a translation of them in Basque dialect.
Benefits of Implementing Electronic Invoices (e_Invoices or eBills) _ Depending on a company's volume, the savings related to invoice management (receipt, storage, search, signing, returning, payment, shipping, etc.) can fluctuate between 40% and 80%. Some of the reasons for this savings are: Timeliness, both in receiving and sending the information. Savings on paper supplies. Ease of auditing. Increased security and document control. Decreased possibilities for falsification. Easy access to the information. Reduction in the space required for storing archival documents. Quicker and more efficient administrative procedures