Sending an electronic invoice through the FACeB2B system is roughly speaking a three-step process: registration, invoice requirements, and invoice generation.
In the first step, a company must register for FACeB2B. This requires a so-called DIRe code so that the company can be authenticated in the system. This code is generated by the registration of the DIRe (Directorio de Entidades). The service provider that the company has contracted must also be registered in this system and additionally authorized by the company as ESF (Empresa de Servicios de Facturación).
As a next step, electronic invoices must have all the requirements. Invoices must comply with the FacturaE format, which basically means that they must be issued in XML schema. So far, B2B users don’t need to create an electronic signature, but this could be introduced in the future. Therefore, companies are advised to prepare for this in advance and make the appropriate arrangements.
Subsequently, the invoice is then generated. The invoice must be converted into a format that corresponds to the ERP system so that it can be read and processed.