Sovos is one of a short list of applicants to register as a Partner Dematerialization Platform (PDP). The company, with its 20 years of international business process and data expertise in international tax compliance, will benefit from an SAP extension, one of the few available on the market.
London, 27, June 2023 – International tax compliance software provider Sovos announces its application for registration as a dematerialization platform partner (PDP).
France is introducing a major e-invoicing and e-reporting reform which will be rolled out in a phased approach initially to the largest companies from 1 July 2024 and run beyond 2026. Since the beginning of May this year various software publishers and ERPs have been able to submit their applications to the French government to become an approved PDP.
PDPs are playing a key role in this VAT reform. As trusted third parties, these portals will act as the interface between companies and the French government and will be directly involved in issuing and receiving invoices. The aim is for companies to choose the methods and formats for exchanging their electronic invoices (incoming/outgoing) with the obligation to communicate invoicing, transaction and payment data to the authorities.
International e-invoicing experience
Sovos has 20 years of business process and data expertise and a global reach with modern cloud architecture that currently processes over 6 billion compliant transactions a year.
The company has extensive experience as a delegate of tax authorities around the world, with several certifications already obtained in various countries in Latin America, as well as in Turkey, where electronic invoicing is now well established. In addition, Sovos is set to be one of the only platforms to feature an extension for SAP, which is designed to provide dematerialization operator (DO) capabilities.
“We’ve seen high demand for a demo of our solution and initial demonstrations to many of the companies that rely on Sovos have been extremely positive and have provided valuable feedback. Our solution not only integrates the legal and technical requirements for France, but also leverages all the best practices from our decades of experience, and the compliance suite we’ve built, supporting complex obligations for tens of thousands of companies in other jurisdictions” says Cyril Broutin, Product Manager at Sovos.
Providing agility and anticipating future regulatory changes
E-invoicing regulations are regularly modified and updated and are therefore constantly evolving. In Italy, for example, the e-invoicing mandate has been revised more than 40 times. In France, the tax authorities have already published four versions of the specifications for the next reform, which are likely to be further amended or supplemented. Added to this is the European “VAT in the Digital Age” (ViDA) initiative and the many changes it will bring. Sovos intends to assert itself as a PDP capable of supporting companies over the long term, taking into account the regulatory changes which will occur after the application of the reform, at both national and European level. Indeed, the e-invoicing reform is part of a more global drive to digitalize taxation.
“Sovos believes that companies want to remain agile and not be held back by the changing compliance requirements they face in France and around the world. That’s why we’ve adopted a deliberate strategy of loosely coupling tax compliance obligations with the process automation requirements sought by businesses. Our aim is to enable companies to focus on their core business by removing the friction of complex tax digitization mandates. ” explains Cyril Broutin.
Sovos was built to solve the complexities of the digital transformation of tax, with complete, connected offerings for tax determination, continuous transaction controls, tax reporting, and more. Sovos customers include half the Fortune 500, as well as businesses of every size operating in more than 70 countries. The company’s SaaS products and proprietary Sovos S1 Platform integrate with a wide variety of business applications and government compliance processes. Sovos has employees throughout the Americas and Europe and is owned by Hg and TA Associates. For more information visit sovos.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.