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.