Readiness of Slovenian eInvoicing – ROSE Action concluded today with a conference “e-Invoicing – Crucial factor of business digitalization” in Portorož. A year-long action, supported by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), was presented by the implementors Public Payments Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, ZZI d.o.o., Mojdenar IT d.o.o. and Centre for European Perspective.

The key outcome of the Action – readiness of Slovenia to receive eInvoices in EU standard – not only ensures compliance with the EU Directive on eInvoicing in Public Procurement 2014/55/EU, but also opens new opportunities for eBusiness, improves Slovenia’s connectivity in the Digital Single European Market, and eliminates market and trade barriers that are a result of different national rules and technical standards.

The conference brought together over a hundred representatives of public sector, business, civil society and other stakeholders that are involved in the e-Invoicing processes. Solutions presented simplify eBusiness in the EU at large.

Participants were first greeted by the Digital Coalition Managing Board President Igor Zorko. Jorgo Bertalanič of the Public Payments Administration presented the National Forum for eInvoices and Dušan Zupančič from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia illustrated the State of eInvoicing in Slovenia. Among the Action’s solutions, Alan Ružič of ZZI presented eSlog 2.0, Dr Rok Bojanc of ZZI introduced the national database of eInvoice recipients and Darinka Arh Pilih of PPA presented eVozlišče that enables users to receive eInvoice. The presenters also explained how newly developed approaches and tools improve business and digital competitiveness of Slovenia. Sabina Carli from the Centre for European Perspective, the coordinating institution, addressed future development of Action’s results and presented the potential of experiences gained during solution development for the countries of the Western Balkans.

Guest speaker Andreja Kajtaz, representative of FINA – Financial Agency, presented implementation of eInvoicing in Croatia. Usability of solutions for incoming and outgoing invoices and supply chain is crucial for the final users – user experience and good practice examples were presented by Luka Koper, Famm Co and Kemofarmacija.

In the conclusion, a round table discussion took place, where eBusiness development was discussed by Aleksandra Miklavčič, Director General of the Public Payments Administration; Dušan Zupančič, Director of the Association for Informatics and Telecommunications at the Chamber of Commerce; Aleksander Bastl, President of the ERP Section at the Association for Informatics and Telecommunications; Tomaž Okorn, Board Member of the Chamber of Accounting Services; and Darja Murkovič Žigart, Director, Sector for Informatics at Pošta Slovenije d.o.o.

ROSE Final Conference