Applium A2C connector is a user friendly response to the obligation of e-invoicing in France.
E-invoicing has become mandatory feature in the public secotr since 2017. It was gradually extended to its suppliers until 2020 (B2G flow) .In the coming years, the electronic invoicing obligation will gradually be extended to transactions between companies (B2B flows).
The Public Invoicing Portal (PPF) is developed by the AIFE (State Financial IT Agency). It's being updated frequently with new functionalities. Access i free of charge with "portal mode" to upload the invoices "by hand". It can also be used in EDI and API mode in order to ingration automation.
By using the API feature, Applium developed its own connector allowing SAP users to automate sending and receiving electronic invoices to PPF.
Business to business electronic invoices is regulated as of today.
Decree No. 2022-1299 of October 7th, 2022 as well as articles 289-bis, 290 and 290-A of the CGI which will apply on July 1st, 2024 set the rules for electronic invoicing and the transmission billing and payment data. These measures will apply to all those subject to VAT in France :
In the external electronic invoicing specifications published by the AIFE, the various players appear in the ‘Y diagram’ which stems from article 289 bis of the CGI. In this diagram the direct connection to the PPF which is used by A2C is referenced as 'Circuit A' between two actors who directly use the public billing portal.
The A2C connector covers both functional perimeters of circuit A using the dedicated APIs:
The benefits are :
To meet the obligation of electronic invoicing in France, Applium offers a standard connector between SAP ERP (ECC6 or S/4HANA) and the public invoicing portal, A2C (Applium Chorus Connector), covering the following needs :
transmission of invoicing and payment data requested by the tax authorities
A2C is an On Premise type solution, with unlimited usage rights and annual maintenance covering upgrades. The metric of the A2C solution is the total number of invoices received, issued or declared by e-reporting over a year (in blocks of 1,000 invoices, with a minimum of 5 blocks). We do not differentiate between invoices received, issued or declared by e-reporting.
Prices are based on the volume of annual invoices and can be adapted to small budgets.
A2C embeds evolving mechanisms that allow us to anticipate legal developments more easily. These are taken into account in the maintenance of the solution. We provide regular technological monitoring through the 'Software editors and dematerialization operators' college of the AIFE.
A2C covers both received and issued invoices. Reporting of billing and payment data will also be supported in 2024.
The exchange scheme is as follows:
The main characteristics of the A2C connector are as follows :
Strong connector integrated in SAP :
Customize the connector :
Synchronized data inside Chorus
Dashboards facilitate access to electronic documents.
A single connector for issuing and receiving invoices:
Intregated in SAP by design :
Low cost solution :
Mise en œuvre rapide :
Le connecteur A2C fonctionne nativement avec les solutions OpenText
A presentation and demonstration webinar of the A2C addon took place on September 16, 2021. Below is the link to the recording of this webinar.
replay of the webinaire A2C
Beyond Chorus, Applium also meets the legal obligations of remote declaration implemented in several European countries and around the world (SII in Spain, FatturaPA in Italy, etc.). Our team has the necessary expertise to advise and produce an estimate within the framework of these regulatory obligations.