ZUGFeRD – electronic invoices in PDF/A format

Nadine Schuppisser // April 30, 2014

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ZUGFeRD is the latest hot topic in the field of electronic invoicing. To integrate documents efficiently and reliably into a business process, it is important that the required standards are met in ZUGFeRD. To achieve this objective, PDF Tools AG offers various products that can be used to create and check ZUGFeRD-compliant documents, such as the 3-Heights™ PDF to PDF/A Converter and the 3-Heights™ Document Converter, which provide optimum support for electronic invoice generation.

Both products are robust and scalable and can be integrated easily into existing processes. Use of these products will ensure that companies’ electronic invoices are ZUGFeRD-compliant. The 3-Heights™ PDF to PDF/A Converter first analyzes the input document on the basis of the configured format requirements (Levels A, B or U). With the help of the analysis results, the conversion is then performed to the highest compliance level.

“The 3 Heights™ Document Converter is embedded in our infrastructure as an independent service and meets our expectations to the fullest extent. Low administrative expense, high through-put and outstanding support guarantee trouble-free production.”
Walter George, application development,
ALTE LEIPZIGER Mutual Life Insurance Society

In addition, the 3-Heights™ Document Converter supports the archiving of emails and Office documents that may be relevant in checking exchanged invoices for traceability compliance.

“Our longtime partner PDF Tools AG provided us with an important cornerstone for the long-term archiving of our regulatory documents. Today we are capable of handing over valuable documents in high quality to the authorities while at the same time guaranteeing the reproducibility of our documents for years to come.”
Rainer Bornheim, Project Leader Regulatory
Document Management System, Bayer CropScience

The PDF Validator – another product from the 3-Heights™ series – completes the range. It verifies whether the PDF/A-3 standard required by ZUGFeRD has been maintained. It checks the compliance of individual documents or entire archives, and performs a gatekeeper function through production of a test report that highlights any flaws.

The main strengths of PDF Tools AG’s components and solutions are reliable compliance, outstanding performance, and compatibility with all common operating systems.

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Use of ZUGFeRD differs from company to company and from one sector to another. But the objective is always the same: to ensure a smooth exchange of electronic invoices. Contact us to discuss your expectations and requirements with regard to ZUGFeRD and find out how we can provide you with optimum support.

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PDF Tools AG
Ulrich Altorfer
Kasernenstrasse 1
8184 Bachenbülach (Switzerland)

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