ICELAND-INV18

Description

This CEF Telecom action, co-financed by the European Commission, is coordinated by Universitat de València (UVEG). Its main objective is the preparation of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems of eight Icelandic public authorities for the incorporation of the European Standard (EN16931) for eInvoicing in accordance with Directive 2014/55/EU. This commitment will be supported by Unimaze, a trust service provider and certified PEPPOL Access Point with its ERDS (Electronic Registered Delivery Services) aligned with the requirements set in the eIDAS Regulation. The final objective of this action is to enhance the cross-border B2G transactions between Iceland and the rest of Europe.

The project will foster the CEF eInvoicing and eDelivery Building Blocks in this country and increasing the number of public entities and providers of electronic services. Also encouraging public authorities to develop a central eInvoicing platform, and that electronic invoices in the Icelandic B2G public procurement would be a legal requirement, instead to be just a recommendation.

Objectives

The main objective of this project is to support the uptake of the European eInvoicing Standard (EN16931) required by the Directive 2014/55/EU, including both syntaxes (UBL 2.1 and CII), by eight Icelandic public institutions, allowing them to receive and process EN compliant eInvoices. The implementation of eInvoicing will take place in the following eight Icelandic public entities: 3 municipalities (Reykjavík, Grímsnes og Grafningshreppur, and Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur), 1 city (Akureyri), the Icelandic post, the Reykjavík Social Housing, and two energy companies (Orkubú Vestfjarða ohf and Orkuveita Reykjavíkur).

ICELAND-INV18 project includes two additional objectives related to implementing compliant eInvoices, which are conducted in parallel:

  • Analysis of the Icelandic eInvoicing legal and operational context carried out by UNIMAZE, and the impact assessment of the EN  implementation in Iceland carried out by Icelandic Standards (Staðlaráð Íslands).
  • Deployment of the Central Validation Service for Icelandic Standards (Staðlaráð Íslands) set up by UNIMAZE.

Agreement number: INEA/CEF/ICT/A2018/1760330
Action No: 2018-EU-IA-0056
Start date: 01/04/2019
Final date: 30/09/2020
Duration: 17 months

Grant: EUR 636,531

CEF programme and Grant Agreement managed by INEA, Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Solution implemented on CEF eInvoicing Building Block
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Consortium

Participants

1. Universitat de València (Project Coordinator)
2. Sendill is Unimaze ehf
3. Leading Management Technology SL
4. Reykjavíkurborg
5. Grímsnes og Grafningshreppur
6. Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
7. Orkubú Vestfjarða ohf
8. Akureyrarkaupstaður
9. Íslandspóstur ohf. (Iceland Post)
10. Staðlaráð Íslands
11. ICEPRO, nefnd um rafræn viðskipt
12.Orkuveita Reykjavíkur
13. Félagsbústaðir hf.

Project Coordination

The main objective of this activity is to manage and coordinate the different members of the consortium to achieve a successful implementation. UVEG, LMT Group and Unimaze works together to manage the whole action in general and the administrative and economic issues in particular, anticipating unexpected issues and reacting quickly and efficiently to these. These entities also aim to guarantee the compliance of the milestones, to provide documentation, to give support to the participants and to report any information to INEA.

On the other hand, Unimaze will organize a kick-off meeting in Iceland to which all participants are invited. In this event, LMT Group and UVEG will provide instructions and guides to all participants.

Analysis of the Icelandic context and impact assessment

The first goal of the action is to perform a deep analysis of the Icelandic context regarding eInvoicing and to study the impact of the adoption of the European Standard. Two main tasks will be carried out to achieve this goal. On the one hand, Unimaze (supported by LMT Group) will be responsible for identifying the legal and operational requirements to be consider when supporting the Icelandic public institutions to adopt the European Standard on eInvoicing.

On the other hand, a study on the impact of adopting the European Standard on eInvoicing in Iceland will be carried out. UNIMAZE, Icelandic Standards (IST)  and ICEPRO will collaboratively work at identifying KPIs for the study and defining data gathering based on the selected KPIs. The study will focus on the usage of EN eInvoices and the user experience handling electronic invoices, the results will be included in a Technical Report that will be published by Icelandic Standard.

Central Validation Service

As part of this action, Unimaze will set up a central validation web service for Icelandic Standards to allow the validation of European Standard compliant electronic invoices. This service will be a web-based tool that could be used by EDI providers, ERP developers and any other companies when implementing the European Standard. It will be hosted and integrated into the Icelandic Standards (IST) website.

Implementation of e-Invoicing in 8 public institutions

Under this action, Unimaze will support 8 Icelandic public institutions (Reykjavíkurborg, Grímsnes og Grafningshreppur, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Íslandspóstur ohf, Félagsbústaðir hf, Orkubú Vestfjarða ohf and Orkuveita Reykjavíkur) to uptake the European Standard on eInvoicing. In order to achieve this goal, several tasks must be carried out:

  • Technical requirements, solution design and testing plan. Unimaze and LMT Group will provide the necessary technical support to all partners during this task.

Integration of an eInvoicing solution with the ERP systems of 8 Icelandic public institutions. Unimaze will support the beneficiaries on technical issues during the implementations. Under this task, the ERP systems of 8 public institutions will be integrated with the European Standard compliant eInvoicing solution of Unimaze.  

CEF Conformance and operating tests

The goal of the CEF eInvoicing Conformance Testing Service is to verify that an implementation based on the eInvoicing specifications is indeed conformant to the specifications. Operating tests will be carried out to verify that the implementation of the eInvoicing solutions are properly deployed and operational. For the purpose of these tests, LMT Group and Unimaze will contact several European stakeholders to generate European Standard compliant tests eInvoices that will be sent to the Icelandic public institutions. The successful completion of Operating tests will demonstrate that the ERP systems of the public institution are ready to integrate European Standard eInvoices.

Project Dissemination

The main objective of this activity is to disseminate the achievements of this action and how they benefit the participating public authorities, end users and potential public or private institutions, in Iceland and other countries. The promotion of Directive 2014/55/EU in eInvoicing and the Digital Single Market is one of the most important points of this activity.

To achieve this, LMT Group will design a dissemination plan that will include global aspects to be disseminated by the consortium as a whole and individually by each participating entity. In this way, this official website has been created to disseminate key information about the project and its progress and, on the other hand, the participants individually will make the dissemination of their progress through its web portals and social networks (such as Twitter and LinkedIn).

Moreover, a conference (and other events) with the participation of all partners will take place at the end of the action and will be echoed through these channels.

 

Main Activities

Project Coordination

The main objective of this activity is to manage and coordinate the different members of the consortium to achieve a successful implementation. UVEG, LMT Group and Unimaze works together to manage the whole action in general and the administrative and economic issues in particular, anticipating unexpected issues and reacting quickly and efficiently to these. These entities also aim to guarantee the compliance of the milestones, to provide documentation, to give support to the participants and to report any information to INEA.

On the other hand, Unimaze will organize a kick-off meeting in Iceland to which all participants are invited. In this event, LMT Group and UVEG will provide instructions and guides to all participants.

Analysis of the Icelandic context and impact assessment

The first goal of the action is to perform a deep analysis of the Icelandic context regarding eInvoicing and to study the impact of the adoption of the European Standard. Two main tasks will be carried out to achieve this goal. On the one hand, Unimaze (supported by LMT Group) will be responsible for identifying the legal and operational requirements to be consider when supporting the Icelandic public institutions to adopt the European Standard on eInvoicing.

On the other hand, a study on the impact of adopting the European Standard on eInvoicing in Iceland will be carried out. UNIMAZE, Icelandic Standards (IST)  and ICEPRO will collaboratively work at identifying KPIs for the study and defining data gathering based on the selected KPIs. The study will focus on the usage of EN eInvoices and the user experience handling electronic invoices, the results will be included in a Technical Report that will be published by Icelandic Standard.

Central Validation Service

As part of this action, Unimaze will set up a central validation web service for Icelandic Standards to allow the validation of European Standard compliant electronic invoices. This service will be a web-based tool that could be used by EDI providers, ERP developers and any other companies when implementing the European Standard. It will be hosted and integrated into the Icelandic Standards (IST) website.

Implementation of e-Invoicing in 8 public institutions

Under this action, Unimaze will support 8 Icelandic public institutions (Reykjavíkurborg, Grímsnes og Grafningshreppur, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur, Akureyrarkaupstaður, Íslandspóstur ohf, Félagsbústaðir hf, Orkubú Vestfjarða ohf and Orkuveita Reykjavíkur) to uptake the European Standard on eInvoicing. In order to achieve this goal, several tasks must be carried out:

  • Technical requirements, solution design and testing plan. Unimaze and LMT Group will provide the necessary technical support to all partners during this task.

Integration of an eInvoicing solution with the ERP systems of 8 Icelandic public institutions. Unimaze will support the beneficiaries on technical issues during the implementations. Under this task, the ERP systems of 8 public institutions will be integrated with the European Standard compliant eInvoicing solution of Unimaze.  

CEF Conformance and operating tests

The goal of the CEF eInvoicing Conformance Testing Service is to verify that an implementation based on the eInvoicing specifications is indeed conformant to the specifications. Operating tests will be carried out to verify that the implementation of the eInvoicing solutions are properly deployed and operational. For the purpose of these tests, LMT Group and Unimaze will contact several European stakeholders to generate European Standard compliant tests eInvoices that will be sent to the Icelandic public institutions. The successful completion of Operating tests will demonstrate that the ERP systems of the public institution are ready to integrate European Standard eInvoices.

Project Dissemination

The main objective of this activity is to disseminate the achievements of this action and how they benefit the participating public authorities, end users and potential public or private institutions in Iceland and other countries. The promotion of Directive 2014/55/EU in eInvoicing both nationally and Europeanly as well as the Digital Single Market is one of the important points of this activity.

To achieve this progress, LMT Group will design a dissemination plan that will include global aspects to be disseminated by the consortium as a whole as well as individuals to be disseminated by each participating entity. In this way, this official website has been created to disseminate key information about the project and its progress and, on the other hand, the participants individually will make the dissemination of their progress through their web portals and social networks (such as Twitter and LinkedIn).

Moreover, a conference (and other events) that will have the participation of all Icelandic partners will take place at the end of the action and will be echoed in these channels.

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ICELANDINV-18 the project that aims at uptaking the EN standard in the Icelandic eInvoicing framework

We are glad to announce that the European Commission has approved ICELAND-INV18, an eInvoicing project coordinated by Universitat de València (UVEG) with the collaboration of LMT Group. The corresponding… read more

ICELANDINV-18 kick-off meeting in Reykjavik

Next June 7th in Reykjavik, Sendill is Unimaze will host the kick-off meeting of the project “Uptaking the EN eInvoicing by public authorities in ICELAND (ICELAND-INV18), INEA/CEF/ICT/A2018/1760330. … read more

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