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Large Entry Point for General Administration E-Invoices (FACe)

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    Direct Access:
    face.gob.es (Opens in new window) , Testing environment supplier portal (Opens in new window) , Testing environment agencies portal (Opens in new window)
    Summary:
    FACe is the general entry point for General Administration invoices. It enables users to send electronic invoices to those public administration bodies that are registered in the system and can receive this kind of documents.
    Target audience:
    Any Public Administration
    Usage:
    Network service integrable in customers applications , Network service for end-users
    Type of Solution:
    Infrastructure or common service
    Status of the Solution:
    Production
    Organic area:
    State
    Technical area:
    Electronic processing
    Functional area:
    Energy
    License:
    Not applicable
    Interoperability level:
    Technical
    Programming language:
    PHP
    Operating system:
    Linux

    Description

    The FACE platform allows the referral of electronic invoices to the administration bodies. The system sends the electronic invoice to the recipient body. It simplifies the sending of the invoices for the providers since it standardizes the format of electronic invoice and centralizes in a single point all agencies of the General Government Administration and many of the remaining public administrations which have joined FACe (18 out of 19 autonomous regions, more than 8,000 local entities and 40 universities)

    The system provides suppliers with:

    • a web portal ( face.gob.es (Opens in new window) ) where they can submit electronic invoices in facturae 3.2. format; and
    • a web services interface for automated submission of invoices from their financial management systems.

    It also provides public administrations with:

    Law 25/2013 of 27 December on the promotion of electronic invoice and creation of invoices accounting in the public sector stated that electronic invoicing to the Spanish public administrations would be mandatory as of 15 th January of 2015.

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