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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 17, 2019

Allow conversion of mapped fields as PDF

To preserve integrity of the generated data contents, businesses are increasingly reliant on PDF documents to improve document readability (due to fixed formatting) and integrity.


Secondary concept / objective: To generate a standard PEPPOL e-Invoice PDF for common communication and presentation of a PEPPOL e-Invoice / Credit Note. Possible format can be found here on OpenPEPPOL GitHub:

What is your industry? Retail
How will this idea be used?

For PEPPOL e-Invoicing

  • Guest
    Sep 22, 2021

    This enhancement has not been prioritized for delivery in the near-term and as a result we are closing this request. Thank you for submitting, your input is critical for improving the product.

    If this item is a current priority that you would still like to pursue, please reach out to IBM’s SCBN Product Team or submit a new request to be considered in future reviews.

  • Admin
    Oct 17, 2019

    There are a few things under consideration related to this request...

    1) Producing a Human Readable pdf, html or text file of an eInvoice / or PEPPOL Document is already possible and is available as a BAU feature

    2) This pdf output is built for Human Readable purposes only, and does not consider the needs of OCR systems

    3) We are evaluating the effort needed to change the pdf output to a more configurable method, but can offer no committment on timeline for this

    4) If a client is wanting to turn structured data (eg PEPPOL XML) into human readbale pdf, ONLY with the intent to then transform it back into structured data to import it into other systems, then "via" pdf is not a sustainable method for doing this and straight mapping should be considered.

  • Guest
    Sep 18, 2019

    Being researched.