The Forum National de la Facture Electroniques et des Marchés Publics Electroniques (FNFE-MPE) and the Forum elektronische Rechnung Deutschland (FeRD) have now also recently published the equivalent for order placement, the so-called hybrid format Order-X 1.0. This format is based on the same model as ZUGFeRD/Factur-X and enables a flowing workflow in digital order processing. It can be read and processed by both humans and machines.
Order-X 1.0 can be downloaded free of charge. The corresponding ZIP files contain the following documents:
01 - Process Specification Order-X
02 - PDF XMP example for PDF-A /3 conformance at Order-X
03 - Profile descriptions (Excel) of the three profiles Basic, Comfort and Extended
04 - XSD, UML and Schematron description files for the 3 profiles Basic, Comfort and Extended
05 - Order-X sample files for the different profiles
06 – Logo Order-X
The XML structure is used for digital processing.
Advantages of the hybrid format
Digitized ordering processes, without having to forego the familiar visual control
Continuously digitized and collaborative workflow
Acceleration of processes
Automation of processes
Processes are less risk-prone
In addition, Order-X also offers different data profiles, such as Basic, Comfort, and Extended, to help customize management systems so that the integration and creation of data is structured.
Order-X also supports three additional order notifications
ORDER (Order from the buyer to the supplier)
ORDER_RESPONSE (Confirmation, rejection, or change recommendation of the supplier to the buyer)
ORDER-CHANGE (Confirmation of the change by the buyer)