Importing Electronic Documents in Germany

As a customer in Germany, you can import electronic documents into Continia Document Capture either by email (as attached files) or via the PEPPOL eDelivery Network.

Document Capture connects you directly to the PEPPOL eDelivery Network, thereby eliminating the need to sign up with any third parties for integration. Once connected, you can start receiving electronic documents from vendors in Germany and other countries. To learn more about how to connect to the PEPPOL eDelivery Network, see Setting up the Continia Delivery Network.

To promote the general adoption of PEPPOL, the German authorities mandate that all public authorities must be able to receive electronic documents through the PEPPOL eDelivery Network.

The XRechnung format is being widely adopted by both businesses and public authorities in Germany. Document Capture supports this format, and documents can be received through the PEPPOL eDelivery Network. XRechnung versions earlier than 1.2 are currently not supported.

ZUGFeRD is another format that has been used in Germany, but this is expected to eventually be replaced by PEPPOL and XRechnung. Currently, Document Capture doesn't support ZUGFeRD, but it will most likely be supported in the future.

You can also receive and import electronic documents from vendors in other countries. Most widespread formats are supported, but not all. For a list of supported formats, see Supported Formats.

See also

Setting up the Continia Delivery Network