Supported Electronic Document Formats

Your options for importing electronic documents into Continia Document Capture depend on what types of electronic documents and files you're importing. You can import files either by sending them to an email address monitored by Document Capture or by connecting to the Continia Delivery Network (CDN).

The table below displays a list of supported formats for each country. You'll notice that the format PEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING appears multiple times, which is because it's the standard format of the PEPPOL framework.

CountryFormatDeliveryComments
AustraliaA-NZ 1.0
PEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
UBL2
CDN1, email/fileCountry standard being adopted by businesses and public authorities.

A-NZ is an Australian/New Zealand PEPPOL extension that contains additional rules.
AustriaPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
ebInterface2
UBL2
CDN, email/fileOne of multiple country standards being adopted by businesses and public entities.
BelgiumPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
UBL2
CDN, email/fileCountry standard supported by all public government entities and in the process of being adopted by businesses.
CanadaCustomEmail/fileNo country standard, but custom formats can be configured.
DenmarkPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
UBL2
OIOUBL3
OIOUTS4
OIOXML4
CDN, email/filePEPPOL is the new country standard supported by all public entities and in the process of being adopted by businesses.

OIOUBL is a Danish format that's used by some public and private businesses.

EnglandPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
UBL2
CDN, email/fileThere's currently no standard, but the NHS has implemented PEPPOL BIS 3.
FinlandFinvoice
PEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
UBL2
CDN, email/filePartly being adopted by businesses and public government entities.

TEAPPSXML is currently not supported, but may be in the future.
FrancePEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
UBL2
CDN, email/filePartly being adopted by businesses and public government entities.
GermanyXRechnung 2.0
XRechnung 1.3
XRechnung 1.2
PEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
ZUGFeRD Profile XInvoice2
ZUGFeRD 2.1.12
ZUGFeRD 2.02
UBL2
CDN, email/fileCountry standard supported by all public government entities and in the process of being adopted by businesses.

XRechnung is a German PEPPOL extension that contains additional rules.

For ZUGFeRD, the following formats are currently supported (only email/file transfer):
  • ZUGFeRD 2.0 (extended, as PDF/A-3 with integrated XML or as XML only)
  • ZUGFeRD 2.1.1 (extended, as PDF/A-3 with integrated XML or as XML only)
  • ZUGFeRD Profile XInvoice as XML (XInvoice CII)
The ZUGFeRD format complies with the EU directive as of version 2.0.
IrelandPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
UBL2
CDN, email/fileIreland has decided to use PEPPOL as a document delivery method, but this isn't enforced at the moment.
NetherlandsPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
UBL2
CDN5, email/fileCountry standard being adopted by businesses and public authorities.
New ZealandA-NZ 1.0
PEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
UBL2
CDN1, email/fileCountry standard being adopted by businesses and public authorities.

A-NZ is an Australian/New Zealand PEPPOL extension that contains additional rules.
NorwayPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
EHF 3.0
EHF 2.02
UBL2
CDN, email/fileCountry standard supported by all public entities and most businesses.

PEPPOL BIS 3.0 is sometimes also referred to as EHF 3.0.
PolandPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
UBL2
CDN, email/fileCountry standard supported by all public entities and in the process of being adopted by businesses.
SpainFacturaE2Email/fileCountry standard being adopted by businesses and public authorities.
SwedenPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
Svefaktura 1.02
UBL2
CDN, email/filePEPPOL is the new country standard supported by all public government entities and in the process of being adopted by businesses.
United StatesCustomEmail/fileThere's no country-wide standard, but custom formats can be configured.
Other countriesPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
UBL2
CDN, email/fileStandard PEPPOL invoicing format.

  1. Continia currently doesn't offer customers in Australia and New Zealand to connect directly to the PEPPOL eDelivery Network, but plans to do so in the future. To learn more, see Importing Electronic Documents in Australia and Importing Electronic Documents in New Zealand. If you're using Document Capture outside of Australia and New Zealand, you can still receive electronic documents through the PEPPOL eDelivery Network from Australian and New Zealand partners.
  2. This format isn't supported by the Continia Delivery Network.
  3. The OIOUBL format is supported as of Document Capture 2022 R1 Service Pack 1 (v9.01) and Continia Delivery Network v3.01. For older versions, documents must be delivered via email/file instead.
  4. This format is currently not supported by the Continia Delivery Network, but it soon will be.
  5. Continia currently doesn't offer customers in the Netherlands to connect directly to the PEPPOL eDelivery Network, but plans to do so in the future. To learn more, see Importing Electronic Documents in the Netherlands. If you're using Document Capture outside of the Netherlands, you can still receive electronic documents through the PEPPOL eDelivery Network from partners in the Netherlands.