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Scottish Government eInvoicing Solution

What is eInvoicing?

eInvoicing is an electronic service that facilitates the exchange of information between public bodies and suppliers. It allows invoices and related documents to be issued, received and reconciled electronically through a secure channel. eInvoicing provides a number of key benefits for public bodies.

Scottish Government eInvoicing Solution

The Scottish Government eInvoicing solution is being delivered through the Professional Electronic Commerce Online System (PECOS) Software Licence Agreement and is available to all Scottish public sector bodies regardless of the Purchase to Pay (P2P) solution they have deployed. Public bodies who do not use PECOS are able to use the eInvoicing solution as it can deliver eInvoices in a variety of different formats, supporting the majority of the main finance systems in use across the Scottish public sector.

The solution is compliant with the requirements of the EU Directive on electronic Invoicing which states that an eInvoice is one that has been issued, transmitted and received in a structured electronic format which allows for automatic and electronic processing, for example, no manual intervention.

This image of the eInvoicing solution shows that paper and manual activites would be completely removed from the process.