French agency for financial informatics (AIFE-Agence d’État pour l’informatique financière), responsible for Chorus Pro, integrated Chorus Pro Factur-X as a hybrid format. On March 24, 2020, FNFE-MPE and FERD released a joint version that is the same as Factur-X 1.0 and ZUGFeRD 2.1. After the alignment of Factur-X and ZUGFeRD with FERD, the .05 version of the Factur-X 1.0 documentation was published together with ZUGFeRD 2.1.
Factur-X is the name commonly used in France for the German-French standard for electronic hybrid invoices, currently version 1.0. It is fully compatible and technically identical to the ZUGFeRD 2.1 version. For this reason, a single version of ZUGFeRD 2.1 / Factur-X 1.0 is mentioned. The mixed form contains a PDF file for users and XML data for further automatic processing of the invoice. The standard corresponds to the European standard EN 16931, which defines the standards and technical rules for electronic invoicing in Europe to ensure interoperability and legal compliance.
Factur-X aims to add value to suppliers and invoicing by providing maximum information in a structured format. The standard is continuously developed and maintained under the auspices of the French National Forum for Electronic Invoicing and Public Electronic Procurement (FNFE-MPE).
Factur-X contains several standard data profiles that guide companies of all sizes and offer the broadest acceptance:
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