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Why Shift to Electronic Invoices with Dynamics 365?

by admin / December 13, 2021

Why Shift to Electronic Invoices with Dynamics 365?

The digital shift

What is E- invoice? The meaning of E- Invoice is simple. It is a fully automated workflow from one company’s ERP system to another through an integrated accounting solution. It is a method of creating electronic invoices for the purpose of storing them virtually. The e-invoicing, processing invoices, credit notes, and debit notes in a structured electronic format between seller and consumer will then be simple.

Experience and convenience, stored in one cloud

Aside from a better experience and convenience for both customers and sellers, acquiring the e-invoice solution has a variety of advantages:
● Management of the invoices digitally from day one, all in one cloud
● Easy access to real-time invoice and tax compliance, wherever located
● Integration into any system seamlessly, diminishing interferences or new interfaces
● Validation of inbound and outbound invoices to ensure only the right transactions enter the ERP system
● Ability to access and analyze data to drive business growth through business and financial decisions
● Safe and secured data with fewer risks of scams and no fear of being sent to junk mail

Just because it’s digital, does not mean it’s an e-invoice

Despite recognizing a variety of e-invoice formats, not all digital invoices are e-invoices. See which formats do not make the cut:
● Invoices in PDF format, which are usually sent via email. Since PDF invoices are not sent in a structured format, they cannot be processed automatically.
● Paper invoices are not considered as e-invoices because they were not issued electronically, despite converting into a digital format.

E-invoicing in Saudi Arabia

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) announced the introduction of an e-invoicing law from 4 December 2021. By introducing e-invoicing, organizations can both reduce costs and increase productivity at the same time. They are able to reduce time-consuming manual work and pay more attention to control, business strategy and increased collaboration with clients and suppliers.

What do I need to know?

● It will come into effect in two stages: generation from 4 December 2021, integration from 1 January 2023
● The law applies to all taxpayers subject to VAT (excluding taxpayers not residing in the Kingdom), in addition to any party that issues a tax invoice on behalf of the taxpayer, who is subject to VAT.
● Issuing and keeping electronic invoices, debit and credit notes: an electronic invoice is generated and stored in data structured files. Paper, unstructured data files, word, excel, PDF generated documents/ images or scanned copies of images are not considered e-invoices.

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