Choosing Basware as your PDP

Future-proof your compliance journey by choosing the right PDP

How Basware can help you stay compliant

We are committed to keeping you updated on the development, testing, and delivery phases of our France e-invoicing mandate solution. We encourage you to view compliance as a global challenge rather than a separate tactical action for individual markets.

The sooner you start preparing for this mandatory reform, the better positioned you'll be to leverage this change for future business development.

Choosing Basware as your PDP provides world-class AP capabilities and experience, essential for compliance with the mandate. Join us now, and we will seamlessly integrate mandates into your solution when you need them, making a complex process simpler in the future.

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

Navigating France's e-invoicing mandate and beyond

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Mitigate risk: choose Basware as your PDP

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

Compliant with PDP requirements, we offer a realistic testing and implementation schedule, ensuring you avoid government fines. In addition to leading the market in AP capabilities and experience, Basware has supported countless multinational companies with their compliance needs and mandate transformations, making us the ideal PDP for success!

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Future-proof your compliance investment beyond the France e-invoicing mandate

The France e-invoicing mandate is an opportunity to expand and develop finance automation beyond borders, not just France. Look beyond the typical e-invoice process for solutions that seamlessly integrate with financial systems, offer modern features, and ensure company-wide compliance for both receiving and sending e-invoices – ultimately minimizing manual work and rendering your invoicing process touchless.

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Leverage the France e-invoicing mandate for future automation

With over 40 years of expertise, Basware empowers you to maximize your e-invoicing investment. Our solutions not only meet the requirements of the France e-invoicing mandate but also offer new insights for future business development. Join over 350 French companies in trusting Basware for compliance and automation — discover why.

Find out how

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Our experience with Basware has been very positive. We started slowly with our e-pdf partner integration, but over the last 6 months Basware has worked closely with us and we are seeing a month on month increase in key KPI’s.

Gartner Peer Insights, Director of Automation And Process Improvement, EMEA

Basware Invoice Automation has truly transformed the way we do business. It's opened up everyone’s eyes to information that we didn’t have before and enables us to really take control of our AP operations.

Raymond Walker, Group Accounts Payable Manager, API HARD+SOFTWARE GMBH

[The] Basware solution saves significant time and money, enables enhanced tracking and easy auditing, and provides the accuracy, efficiencies, visibility and control we need.

Daniel Garuti, Vice President and Accounting Supervisor, Loomis Sayles & Company

Basware invoice handling brings automation to a new level. Dedicated internal resources is a success factor, but with the system the opportunities of automation are huge. The system will support the finance and operational processes without our company and ensure better quality as well as fast handling. 

Gartner Peer Insights, P2P Knowledge Specialist, Service Industry, EMEA

Basware’s expertise is vital in these areas, supporting us and helping us to manage internal changes as well as those concerning our customers and suppliers.

Dominique Tessaro, CIO, VINCI Energies Systems d'Information

How can Basware help?

 Global updates

In the constantly changing e-invoicing landscape, you need an experienced partner. With innovative solutions ensuring e-invoicing compliance in over 60 countries, Basware is that partner. Explore our interactive compliance map to stay updated on this ever-changing topic.

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 Experts on hand

Our team of experts is available to discuss how Basware can assist you in achieving compliance with the France e-invoicing mandate and foster future business development.

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Don't wait to start your compliance journey with Basware

To discuss your needs and how to get started, contact our solutions experts today to address the impact of the mandate on your business.

FAQs

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 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. Basware has received confirmation from DGFIP that our PDP application is complete and accepted – as no platform can pretend to be registered or accredited without recognition from the French General Directorate of Public Finance.

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 France e-Invoicing Mandate 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.

Following the mandate timeline, 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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