12 June 2006
PostFinance and Swisscom IT Services have interconnected their trading platforms yellowbill and Conextrade, facilitating for the first time in Switzerland the exchange of electronic VAT-compliant invoices over two separate systems. Effective immediately, yellowbill and Conextrade customers can exchange bills electronically. Interconnecting the two platforms will extend considerably the possibilities of electronic billing.
Swiss companies are reporting an ever-increasing demand for electronic billing. Through their cooperation, Swisscom IT Services and PostFinance are responding to this need and thereby contributing to a breakthrough in the field of electronic billing.
To enable the exchange of data between the two platforms, a generic data format was jointly developed whose content is based on the swissDIGIN standard (www.swissdigin.ch) as defined by parties representing their interests. This will ensure the efficient and rapid synchronisation of invoice content between billing parties and billing recipients.