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This profile describes a process comprising an electronic invoice and, potentially, an electronic credit note. It is intended for situations where invoicing is electronic but where matching of the invoice to other electronic documents may not be practicable. As a result, the invoice and credit note are self-contained with respect to legal and fiscal requirements.
It is not a primary objective of this profile to facilitate automatic order matching and/or cost allocation; the profile assumes limited or no procurement data content and limited or no aligned and synchronized identifiers in the system to match the transaction.
Large parts of the invoice may be expressed as text rather than identifiers and codes e.g. the invoice may contain items (goods or services) with item identifiers and items with free text description.
This profile can be used with little or no integration to ERP systems. It may be introduced with minimum advance exchange agreement if coding schemes are not used.
This profile may cover invoice factoring arrangements.