Meetings will continue with software industry participants only (including non-ABSIA members) and scheduled on a fortnightly basis.
Meetings will only actually be held if there is something concrete to be discussed. External speakers may be invited to present or
participate (e.g. ATO/MBIE), as required.
Some members have offered to share their submissions to the ATO/MBIE discussion paper on receiver requirements and response messages.
These documents should be redacted to remove anything commercial-in-confidence and sent to Maggie who will collect and distribute.
Please do this prior to C.O.B. Tuesday 14 July, so we can distribute ahead of the ATO/MBIE Service Provider Forum on Thursday 16 July.
We had an extensive discussion on interoperability and the role of participants in the four corner model. Paul Simons described
Belgium's experience in working across the four corners to get agreements on simple standardisations that benefit all - e.g. not
including "PO" at the beginning of a PO Number and removing punctuation from identifiers (ABN, VAT, NZBN). ABSIA will
distribute sample PDF and ask participants to convert to AUNZ BIS 3.0 and send to a new Peppol ID (TBC). ABSIA will then collate the
responses and share different methods of implementing, as the opportunity to drive a discussion similar to that held in Belgium.
TC434 Invoice Committee (a part of CEN which developed the EuroNorm invoice model - EN16931) are evaluating permitting XML as an attachment type. This could
resolve many of the industry specific requirements by allowing additional information in the invoice which does not impact accounting
system / ERP processing, nor require schematron validation. This has not been officially discussed, but if it moves forward the
process will take 1-2 years.
Encourage everyone to read the Peppol International Invoice (PINT - sent in a previous email) and Global
(GIF) documents that have been recently published. PINT work will impact A-NZ especially when trading internationally. GIF has
recommendations and best practices including information on invoice messaging and response messaging.
Encouraged everyone to read the new TIA
and policy documents.
Slides and notes from the 30 June OpenPeppol Service Providers meeting are on Slack and contain more detail on this process. Notably, the
proposed notice of termination for the existing TIA is 31 October, thereby expiring the agreements six months later on 31 March