Food labelling changes also to affect online sales


On 13 December this year, Regulation 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and Council on nutritional information to the consumer comes into force. A text which consolidates previous legislation on labelling and legislatively affects all Member States.

The new rules will mean major changes in the food industry, even in cases of distance marketing or online sales. This means that suppliers and distributors must share and keep this nutritional information updated on their websites or mobile applications to furnish their customers with it before they make their purchases. A complex task which the EDICOMData electronic catalogue simplifies through different product file management services, such as the GS1 Source network.

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EDICOM Expert Analysis : Compulsory Nutritional Information

On 13 December this year, Regulation 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and Council on nutritional information to the consumer becomes applicable. The text recasts previous legislation on labelling and legislatively affects all Member States.

The new regulations will entail changes in the food industry, even in cases of remote or online sales.




New technologies applied to the fashion industry at IT4Fashion


On April 3, Florence’s OBIhall Theatre is the venue for the 4th edition of IT4Fashion, a showcase for new technologies applied to haute couture. The expo will enjoy the participation of EDICOM at stand 9, exhibiting the latest solutions designed to achieve efficient supply chain management.

IT managers, logistics directors, academics and researchers can get to know at first hand the most outstanding information and communication tools adapted for fashion companies. For example, they can discover the potential of ERP systems and the benefits of electronic data interchange solutions for management systems, allowing businesses to optimize logistics and trade relations between suppliers and distributors.

The event, held annually since 2011, is also a perfect occasion to share professional experiences. According to Logislab, the scientific laboratory running the show, the number of visitors is expected to rise this year, and may be over five hundred.

The sessions will take place between 09:30 and 17:30 and attendance is free. Nevertheless, it is necessary to register beforehand on the event website, where you can also consult the full schedule:


The Cortefiel success story

EDICOM is experienced in the rollout of electronic solutions that improve logistics in the fashion industry. One of the most salient cases is the Cortefiel Group, which has an EDI platform to streamline the exchange of information with its suppliers, as well as other solutions, such as electronic invoicing. To find out more about this project, click here.


Portuguese Tax Agency makes use of certified billing software mandatory

Fin de la prórroga concedida por la AT

April 1, 2014, is the expiry date for the grace period granted some months ago by the AT (Tax and Customs Authority) to allow businesses trading in Portugal to migrate their accounting systems to an electronic invoicing solution audited by the DGCI (Directorate General for Taxation).

The extension was granted because the Portuguese authorities found that a large number of companies were still in the migration process to the new mandatory system for electronic billing.

Now that the grace period has expired, it is understood that companies should have already completed the rollout process. So, as of 1 April, the obligation extends to all businesses issuing electronic invoices, and any companies that do not use certified billing software may be liable to penalties.

With the entry into force of Ministerial Decree nº 340/2013, all software developed in-house by companies will no longer be considered valid, even if it follows the XML file construction criteria with inclusion of the fields deemed mandatory by the tax authorities.

EDICOM SAFT-PT: Certified Solution

EDICOM’s solution for electronic invoice issuing in Portugal is audited and certified by the Portuguese Tax Authority (DGCI), in accordance with the requirements of Decree nº 363/2010 and 340/2013.

Additionally, our SAFT-PT solution includes value-added services:

  • Web Service Connector: Automates online declaration of electronic invoices to the Portuguese tax authorities.
  • File Validator: Automatic validation model that ensures compliance with the specifications required by the Tax Authority.




New EU regulation on electronic identification and trust services now closer

trusted e-services

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached a political agreement on the key elements of this new regulation, which is an essential step towards the Digital Single Market.

The new regulation is designed to meet the need for a predictable legal framework for electronic identification and trusted services in the digital sphere of cross-border operations.

On one hand, it assures that citizens and businesses may use their electronic identity credentials to access public services, and occasionally private, in other European countries. On the other, it will do away with the barriers to achieving a single market in trusted e-services, ensuring that they have the same legal value as their paper counterparts.