EDICOM Expert Analysis: NHS e-Procurement Strategy


The United Kingdom Department of Health (DH) has developed an e-procurement strategy for the National Health Service (NHS) and its suppliers. The aim of this initiative, which will eventually be implanted in March 2017, is to speed up and streamline the procurement process for goods and services.


This handbook reviews the most important technical and legal aspects of the NHS new e-Procurement model. Are you ready for the technological leap? We are.

EDICOM Authorized by Mexico’s Tax Administration As the First Certified Provider For Receiving Digital Documents

EDICOM has been authorized by Mexico’s tax administration (SAT) as the first provider certified to receive digital documents (PCRDD) after a rigorous process of technological and fiscal auditing. Additionally, EDICOM was the first provider authorized to issue electronic invoices (CFDI) by Mexico’s tax administration in 2010. With this new certification, EDICOM has become one of the main companies in the country to provide fiscal electronic data integration services.

The new designation has already appeared in the Miscellaneous Tax Resolution for 2015 and is about how external suppliers are responsible for validating digital documents, certifying them and securely sending them to the tax administration. One of the differences with being certified to send digital documents is the obligation to comply with syntactic and semantic validations to ensure the quality of data.


Why must a provider be certified to receive digital documents (PCRDD)?

The main objective of this new electronic system is to make the service of receiving digital documents more available, to offer the most advanced solutions to businesses and to simplify the management of electronic communication between tax payers and the tax administration which is a tedious process.

This new initiative unifies and simplifies all electronic communication procedures into a single solution that meets the standards of the tax administration. Therefore the service of receiving digital documents becomes more available and gives companies the choice of having more advanced technological solutions that are not only customizable but integrated with their systems.

Another advantage of this system is that it generates an acknowledgement every time a document from a tax payer is received. It will also show the status of the validation process, an ID number, and a digital seal as well as other complementary data. This system enables companies to receive precise data and exercise better control over that data.


What documents are validated?

Currently, the system for receiving digital documents validates declarations from VAT providers. However, Mexico’s tax administrations plans to add other tax services and documents such as electronic accounting, annual statements, interim payments and DeclaraNot, an electronic program used by notaries to present information about monthly operations.


The perfect provider

EDICOM is a global provider of electronic data interchange solutions, electronic invoicing and other digital transactions that align with the fiscal requirements of each country. Not only has EDICOM been authorized as the first provider certified to receive and send digital documents in Mexico, but it’s also a leader in the development of software that optimizes communications in the B2B sector.

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EDICOM Expert Analysis: B2G eInvoicing in Switzerland


e-Invoicing is spreading throughout Europe. As of January 2016, the Swiss Public Administration and its suppliers must use this system on a mandatory basis when signing contracts worth 5000 francs and over. The country is following a general trend across the continent, where States such as Italy, Portugal and Spain have already rolled out this system.

This handbook reviews the most important technical and legal aspects of the Swiss administration’s new e-invoicing model. Are you ready for the technological leap? We are.

El Salvador Approves the Electronic Signature Law

This past October, El Salvador approved the Electronic Signature Law having submitted the first draft of the law seven years ago. This regulation gives the electronic signature the same legal validity as a signature on paper and has added security measures. With the passing of this new law, commerce and electronic governance is expected to experience a surge in growth in the country since the physical barriers of requiring an in person signature have been eliminated and since the electronic signature has increased the efficiency of procedures for citizens, businesses and the Public Sector.

Currently, the electronic signature is regulated in many countries. In fact, El Salvador was the only region in Central America that lacked a regulation of this type. The next step is for the president and the country’s economic administration to issue the regulations and technical standards for the law. This will probably take place at the end of April 2016.

Starting Point for Electronic Invoicing

Since the electronic signature has the same legal validity as a signature on paper, it will enhance e-government initiatives, which are still in an incipient stage. In 2014, El Salvador ranked 88 out of 144 countries in the United Nations’ e-government survey.

The passing of the electronic signature law is only the first step in implementing the electronic invoice. The implementation of the e-invoice is one of the most important projects related to e-commerce, which El Salvador’s administration will have to address next.  As has been the case in other regions such as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Chile, the e-invoice will result in economic savings for both the public and private sectors. Furthermore, it will improve fiscal control and facilitate tax compliance since the process is automated electronically and doesn’t require paper or printing.