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How Basware can help you stay compliant

We are committed to updating our France 2024 solution development, testing and delivery phases with you. The sooner you begin preparing for the mandatory reform, the better positioned you’ll be to leverage this change for future business development.

By choosing Basware as your PDP, you get world-class AP capabilities and experience, which is key to achieving compliance with the mandate. With Basware, you also get:

350

French customers are already on this journey with us

40+

years of expertise and experience

170

million invoices transacted through our network

60+

countries enabled for compliant invoicing

Basware’s 10 steps to readiness

​We have a realistic testing and implementation schedule for our solution, so you can be confident that your organisation will be compliant with the mandate. Basware’s France 2024 e-invoicing mandate extension delivery is as follows:

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    12/2022 - Sales ready offering based on mandate

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    01/2023 - Passed ISO 27001 audit, gaining certification

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    04/2023 - Support of mandate core formats & documentation

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    04/2023 - FNFE future PDP interoperability proof of concept

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    07/2023 - Basware application for PDP

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    08/2023 - Connectivity testing with government platform (PPF)

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    09/2023 - Invoice lifecycle status & e-reporting capabilities ready

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    09/2023 - Securing SecNumCloud requirements

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    Q4/2023 - Buyer registration process capability ready

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    Q4/2023 - Piloting with select customers

Ready for implementation Q1 2024

 

How to be successful with compliance and e-invoicing
– beyond France 2024 e-invoice mandate

Reduce risk with choosing the right PDP

As an active member of the France 2024 mandate PDP working group, led by the General Directorate of Public Finances and the National Forum for Electronic Invoicing and Electronic Public Contracts (FNFE-MPE), Basware is always up to date with the latest mandate developments.

We are compliant with PDP requirements and have a realistic testing and implementation schedule, so you won’t run the risk of being fined by the government.

Basware has implemented many mandate transformations and supports countless multinational companies with their compliance needs every day. Choosing a PDP with strong AP capabilities and experience is key to success when working on compliance with the mandate. So, choose Basware!

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Future-proof your compliance investment beyond France 2024

The mandate is an opportunity to further develop your finance automation to grow, expand and become compliant in many countries, not just France.

Think beyond the classic e-invoice process to find a solution that seamlessly integrates with other financial solutions, offers modern functionalities and reporting features, and ensures company-wide compliance for both receiving and sending e-invoices – ultimately minimising manual work and making your invoicing process touchless.

Please challenge us to share our knowledge and best practises with you! This is a great opportunity to develop your business for years to come.

Leverage the mandate for future finance automation development

Backed by our 40+ years of expertise, experience and powerful solutions, Basware empowers you to make the most out of your e-invoicing investment to ensure future finance automation opportunities for your business.

As an example, our e-reporting feature not only serves the France 2024 mandate requirements, but also gives your decision-makers new, undiscovered insights to help further develop your business.

Over 350 French companies already trust Basware to help them become compliant with the 2024 mandate. Here are just a few examples of why companies choose Basware for their invoice automation.

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Experts on hand

Our team of experts are available to discuss how Basware can help you get compliant with the France 2024 mandate and develop your business.

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Global updates

You need an experienced partner who has a deep understanding of the constantly changing e-invoicing environment. With innovative solutions that ensure e-invoicing compliance in over 60 countries, Basware is that partner. Visit our interactive compliance map to stay up to date on this everchanging topic.

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Self-evaluation

How prepared are you for the upcoming 2024 French B2B e-invoicing mandate? By completing this short self-evaluation, you will learn how and when this mandate will affect your organisation and how to overcome the challenges connected to it.

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Contact our solutions experts to discuss the impact of the mandate on your business and potential solutions.

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FAQ

What is an “electronic invoice” according to the French B2B mandate?

Only structured formats will be considered valid e-invoices for fiscal purposes under the French B2B mandate. This means that by latest 2026, paper and simple PDF invoices will no longer be valid in France for B2B e-Invoicing.

The DGFIP (Direction générale des Finances publiques; translates as General Directorate of Public Finance) is planning to regulate the use of a number of formats, as long as they are compatible with the European Norm. The initially permitted three formats are UBL 2.1, UN/CEFACT CII and Factur-X.

What is a Plateformes de dématérialisation partenaires (PDP) and what do they do?

PDP stands for Plateformes de dématérialisation partenaires, which translates to partner digitalization/dematerialization platform. Vendor registration for becoming a PDP will open in May 2023 – no platform can pretend to be registered or accredited before then. PDPs will need to undergo a compliance audit to demonstrate to the administration its capacity to fulfil the requirements.

PDPs are required to:

  • Transmit electronic invoices, in a structured format, to the platforms of their recipients
  • Receive the invoices and make them available to their recipients
  • Extract and transmit mandatory data from invoices to the administration
  • Receive, control, and transmit to the administration the e-reporting data (transaction status and payment)
  • Perform compliance checks on invoices and transaction data before transmission
  • Manage e-invoice processing statuses
  • Provide the public billing portal with the information needed to update the directory

What is the Portail public de facturation (PPF)?

PPF stands for Portail public de facturation, which translates as public billing portal. The publicly trusted third party offers free services and concentrates on invoicing and billing data for the tax authorities. The public invoicing portal allows companies to submit invoices, created by them in a structured or mixed format:

  • By uploading the file to the portal
  • By file transfer, using one of the available protocols (SFTP, AS2, AS4)
  • By file transfer, using the available API
  • Upon receipt, the public billing portal performs a data check.

The public billing portal also allows you to enter the data online or to upload a PDF file representing the invoice. The data entered (or extracted from the PDF) is then transformed, after validation, into one of the structured formats of the platform.

The corresponding invoice is made available to the recipient without any additional action from the depositor.

What is E-Reporting under the French Mandate?

E-Invoicing will not be mandatory for B2C and cross-border invoices. However, to get a complete overview of all invoice transactions, the government will require companies to send e-Reporting files.

E-Reporting requires a specific set of data-points in a specific form and will have to be sent on a recurring basis. Companies will have to be able to produce e-Reporting and send them to the government platform, either directly or through a partner platform (PDP) which can produce these files and deliver them to the government platform. These transactions are affected by e-reporting:

  • The transmission of data concerning B2B transactions for non-French customers
  • The transmission of data concerning B2C transactions for taxable transactions in France
  • The transmission of data concerning purchases from foreign operators (excluding imports)
  • The payment status of invoices for services (for services declared on e-invoices as e-reporting)

What is Invoice Lifecycle Management under the French Mandate?

In addition to invoice data, companies will have to transmit the invoice processing statuses to the government platform - directly or via a partner platform.

The invoice lifecycle will guarantee more transparency on the status of operations to the government. Some statuses will be mandatory (invoice submitted, refused, rejected, received) and other will be optional (disputed, approved, etc.).

What impact does the 2024 B2B e-Invoicing Mandate in France have on the existing B2G e-Invoicing regulation and the use of the Chorus Pro platform?

Since 1st January 2020, e-invoicing in France has been mandatory for all transactions with the public sector (B2G, business-to-government) via the Chorus Pro portal.

Starting from 1st July 2024, the B2G invoice flows will be using the new e-invoicing system, the Portail public de facturation (PPF). This means 800,000 private entities need to anticipate the obligation to issue B2G invoices via the new e-invoicing landscape. To date, there is still no clarity about potential transition periods for existing Chorus Pro flows.

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