Sending Electronic Documents in Austria
As a customer in Austria, you can send electronic documents either by email (as attached files) or through the PEPPOL eDelivery Network.
Continia Document Output 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 sending electronic documents to your customers in Austria and other countries. To learn more about how to connect to the PEPPOL eDelivery Network, see Setting up the Continia Delivery Network.
All Austrian suppliers to the Austrian federal government are obliged to use e-invoices according to the Austrian ICT Consolidation Act. One way of complying with this is by using the PEPPOL eDelivery Network and the PEPPOL format. Other public sector entities (such as states, municipalities, and government-owned companies) are being integrated into the invoicing solution on a voluntary basis.
The PEPPOL BIS 3 format is being adopted by both businesses and public authorities in Austria, and Document Output supports this format.
Another format that has been used in Austria is ebInterface, but this is expected to eventually be replaced by PEPPOL. Document Output currently doesn't support ebInterface but may do so in the future.
You can also export and send electronic documents to customers in other countries. Most widespread formats are supported, but not all. For a list of supported formats, see Supported Formats.