Software developers’ information
Adding eInvoicing capability to your software will help you retain and attract new customers, be ready for growing customer demand, and remain competitive.
Benefits for software providers
Retain and attract new customers
eInvoicing has significant benefits for your customers including cost and time savings when processing invoices, fraud prevention and boosting cashflow by getting paid faster.
By adding eInvoicing functionality you can retain existing customers and attract new customers improving market share. eInvoicing may even offer opportunities to create new revenue streams.
Meet customer demand for eInvoicing
Customer demand for eInvoicing enabled software is growing across New Zealand; from sole traders and small business to very large businesses and government agencies:
- Central Government agencies have a target to receive 90% of supplier invoices as eInvoices by July 2026
- A growing number of large Kiwi businesses and wider government organisations are choosing eInvoicing as a preferred way of sending and receiving eInvoices
- A significant portion of New Zealand SMEs are already capable of sending and receiving eInvoices through their accounting software. This means your customers will be actively seeking out software solutions that offer eInvoicing capability.
Invoicing is changing – stay competitive
Over time eInvoicing will be the way of sending and receiving business to business and government invoices in New Zealand. Just like payments have evolved from cheques to internet banking, so too is invoicing.
eInvoicing is more accurate than OCR and can reduce your costs and reliance on OCR technology over time.
Don’t get left behind. Now is the time to get your software eInvoicing capable.
Deciding how to offer eInvoicing functionality
There are different ways to add eInvoicing functionality within your software. You can either:
- Build eInvoicing into your product to offer native functionality, or
- Offer customers the ability to send/receive eInvoices via an integration.
Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Connecting to the eInvoicing network
Connecting to the eInvoicing Peppol network is done via accredited access point providers.
To offer eInvoicing services you can:
- arrange to work with an access point provider
- be your own access point.
There is a common network approach (Peppol) across New Zealand and Australia that brings consistency in the way eInvoicing standards are incorporated into existing or new software products.
Work with a third-party access point provider
You can connect to the eInvoicing network via an accredited access point provider. To do this you will
- upgrade your software to be eInvoicing capable by incorporating the common data standards. or
- keep your current data format and your access point provider converts the data and passes it through their gateway.
Discuss with your access point provider which option is most suitable for you.
List of Access Point providers
Access Point providers are secure gateways that connect businesses and software to the eInvoicing network.
Once you’ve developed eInvoicing capability and want to be listed on this website, check you meet the eInvoicing Ready criteria and submit your application.
If you have questions about developing eInvoicing functionality or being listed on the eInvoicing website, contact us at: