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The PDF SDK is a highly-efficient toolkit for ERP and online banking software and application developers. This tool is provided free of charge to allow Developers to integrate e-invoicing based on the ZUGFeRD data format into their own applications.

The ability to embed any file format into a PDF/A-3 file makes use of PDF’s ‘container’ principle. This feature also has the potential to vastly improve the way we work with documents. For example, source files and their archivable versions can now be integrated into a single file.

Electronic invoices: New uniform data format ZUGFeRD saves money and helps SMEs

At PDF Day in Washington DC and New York City, CIOs will get the information they need about PDF/A-3, the powerful subset of PDF with the potential to shorten payment cycles, reduce administrative costs and enable new means of collaboration.

For a ZUGFeRD invoice also a PDF/A-3 has to be created as well as a XML file has to be available. The XML usually gets created from the ERP. The ZUGFeRD eDoc printer driver allows with a simple print process to create such invoices out of any applicati …

This year at CeBIT, PDF Association members are focusing on practical uses for PDF/A-3. This version of the ISO standard opens up many new potential applications, as it allows any format file to be embedded into a PDF/A document.

At the DMS EXPO, from the 24th to the 26th of September 2013 in Stuttgart, PDF Association members will explain how these PDF standards work, covering PDF itself, PDF/A for long-term archiving and e-invoicing, PDF/UA for barrier-free PDF documents, PDF/VT for variable and transactional printing and PDF/X for sending printing masters. The primary focus at the DMS EXPO will be the issue of e-invoicing using PDF/A-3 and the ZUGFeRD data model. The day before the show, the PDF Association will hold a half-day seminar discussing the PDF/A standard and e-invoicing with PDF/A-3.

PDFlib is the leading developer toolbox for generating and manipulating files in the Portable Document Format (PDF).

The PDFlib Personalization Server (PPS) includes PDFlib+PDI plus additional functions for variable data processing using PDFlib Blocks.

The intensive collaboration between the Forum for Electronic Billing in Germany (Forum elektronische Rechnung Deutschland or FeRD) and the PDF Association has begun to bear fruit. Visitors to CeBIT, from the 5th to the 9th of March 2013, will be able to see this for themselves.