Supported Electronic Document Formats

Your options for exporting and sending electronic documents with Document Output depend on what types of electronic documents and files you're sending. You can export and send files from Document Output either by email or by connecting directly to the Continia Delivery Network.

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
CDN1, email/fileCountry standard being adopted by businesses and public authorities.

A-NZ is an Australian/New Zealand PEPPOL extension that contains additional rules. This format will be supported in the near future.
AustriaPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLINGCDN, email/fileOne of multiple country standards being adopted by businesses and public entities.
BelgiumPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLINGCDN, 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 BILLINGCDN, email/filePEPPOL is the new country standard supported by all public entities and in the process of being adopted by businesses.
EnglandPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLINGCDN, email/fileThere's currently no standard, but the NHS has implemented PEPPOL BIS 3.
FinlandPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLINGCDN, email/filePartly being adopted by businesses and public government entities.

Finvoice and TEAPPSXML are currently not supported, but may be in the future.
FrancePEPPOL BIS 3 BILLINGCDN, email/filePartly being adopted by businesses and public government entities.
GermanyXRechnung 2.0
PEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
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

ZUGFeRD is currently not supported, but may be in the future.
IrelandPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLINGCDN, email/fileIreland has decided to use PEPPOL as a document delivery method, but this isn't enforced at the moment.
NetherlandsPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLINGCDN2, email/fileCountry standard being adopted by businesses and public authorities.
New ZealandPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLINGCDN1, email/fileCountry standard being adopted by businesses and public authorities.

A-NZ is an Australian/New Zealand PEPPOL extension that contains additional rules. This format will be supported in the near future.
NorwayPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLING
EHF 3.0
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 BILLINGCDN, email/fileCountry standard supported by all public entities and in the process of being adopted by businesses.
SwedenPEPPOL BIS 3 BILLINGCDN, 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 BILLINGCDN, 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 Sending Electronic Documents in Australia and Sending Electronic Documents in New Zealand. If you're using Document Output outside of Australia and New Zealand, you can still send electronic documents through the PEPPOL eDelivery Network to Australian and New Zealand partners.
  2. 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 Sending Electronic Documents in the Netherlands. If you're using Document Output outside of the Netherlands, you can still send electronic documents through the PEPPOL eDelivery Network to partners in the Netherlands.