“Readiness Of Slovenian E-Invoicing” (ROSE) Action enables Slovenia to progress toward the widespread exchange of eInvoices in the European standard, in European public procurement. Two major pillars have already been established in order to implement the European legislation, scheme of the eSlog 2.0 standard and exchange hub for eInvoices sent in the European standard.

Dušan Zupančič, representative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, one of the stakeholders in the ROSE Action, explains: “The new step closer to the exchange of eInvoices that has been taken in the previous month represents setting up a scheme of the new eSlog 2.0 eInvoice, which is aligned with the European standard. eSLOG 2.0 manual will be prepared in Slovenian and English language for software solution and services providers to enable integration of the new eSLOG 2.0 standard into their solutions.”

The exchange hub was set up in order to support the contracting authorities and contracting entities who are not budget users and who up until now were not obliged to receive eInvoices when sent to them in European standard. The hub is an open system that will enable integration with various ERP systems, accounting software and other software solutions. Rok Bojanc of ZZI d.o.o. speaks about plans for development of the hub: “The exchange hub that was established today will be further upgraded with the support for the eSlog 2.0 standard and conversions of the two syntaxes, aligned with the European standard for eInvoices EN 16931 (UBL 2.1 and UN/CEFACT CII). This will allow contracting authorities and contracting entities who are not budget users to conduct business using eInvoices in an easy and effective way already next year.”

The development of technical solutions consisted also of trials toward the practical implementation of software solutions for AS4 access point and test exchange of documents through the test access points AS2. ZZI d.o.o. and MojDenar IT d.o.o., stakeholders of the ROSE Action shared their findings and suggestions with the European developers of the software solutions Domibus and AS4.net. The experiences gained will contribute to the improvements of the existing European software solutions and increase the interoperability among different software solutions that underwent the compliance tests in the framework of the »Connecting Europe Facility«.

The developments were acknowledged at yesterday’s 6th Steering Board meeting of the ROSE Action, a Connecting European Facility Action, co-financed by the European Union and implemented by the 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.