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The ABSIA e-invoicing SIG supports software developers and interested parties involved in the development and adoption of e-invoicing solutions in Australia, New Zealand and across the region. ABSIA Director and Vice President, Simon Foster, is the current convenor of the SIG.

With announcements at the beginning of 2019 that Australia, New Zealand and Singapore will adopt the Peppol-based e-invoicing networks, the e-Invoicing SIG was established as the primary mechanism for the broader Australian and New Zealand software industry to engage, participate and co-design Trans Tasman e-invoicing.

Using a private section of the ABSIA Forum, members and convenors of the SIG collaborate with each other and government agencies to support, influence and drive adoption of this transformative technology. 

We have been working closely with our industry and regional government partners on the design and development of e-invoicing since 2015. ABSIA members are uniquely positioned to accelerate the development and adoption of e-invoicing in the Asia Pacific - and create business opportunities for software developers in the sector.

ABSIA is a member of OpenPEPPOL and will be providing training and support for member software developers working in this space.

How to participate

ABSIA Director and Vice President, Simon Foster, is the current convenor of the SIG. Financial members of ABSIA looking to participate in this group can email an expression of interest to

IMDA's Jane Lim speaking about e-invoicing

ABSIA's role in e-invoicing ... so far

  • November 2019 - ABSIA Members and Board Members attend the New Zealand launch of Peppol
  • August 2019 - ABSIA submitted to the ATO and MBIE's consultation process for localised Peppol standards
  • April 2019 - ABSIA presents at the Australian and New Zealand Government's 'Get ready for PEPPOL e-invoicing' engagement forum. 

  • March 2019 - ABSIA sends a delegate to the 11th OpenPEPPOL General Assembly in Belgium alongside the Australian and New Zealand governments.
  • March 2019 - ABSIA joins OpenPEPPOL as an observer organisation.
  • January 2019 - ABSIA representatives meet with OpenPEPPOL and the Trans Tasman Working Group and advise transition to Peppol standard.

  • January 2019 - ABSIA representative attends the official launch of Singapore's Peppol e-invoicing network and participates in the IMDA training workshop for software developers.

  • December 2018 - ABSIA represents the software industry at the Trans Tasman Ministerial Roundtable on e-invoicing in Sydney - and recommends that the Trans Tasman Working Group re-examines the Peppol standard.

  • October 2018 - ABSIA hosts an international conference on e-invoicing for software developers in Melbourne. Members and software developers from across the Asia Pacific attend. Presenters include Australian Federal and State governments, the New Zealand government and the Infocomm Media Development Authority in Singapore.
  • October 2018 - ABSIA prepares a submission for Treasury representing the considered views of the software industry on the governance model and approach for Trans Tasman e-invoicing.
  • February 2017 - ABSIA chairs the Governance Working Group for the Digital Business Council on e-invoicing. ABSIA is also represented on the Technical Working Group, DCL Working Group and Semantic Working Group.
  • October 2016 - ABSIA members (Squirrel Street and Ozedi) demonstrate the interoperability of the Digital Capability Locator using the draft Australian DBC e-invoicing standards at the ABSIA annual conference.

  • September 2016 - ABSIA stands up a prototype Digital Capability Locator (DCL) for members and developers for testing purposes. The ABSIA DCL continues to be used for e-invoicing pilots by software developers and government agencies to this day
  • November 2015 - ABSIA is a founding member of the Digital Business Council. The Digital Business Council was established to help government understand the makeup and technical frameworks for a modern digital Australian economy.

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