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On December 4th, 2020, The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, formally known as the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) issued its new e-invoicing (FATOORAH) regulations. All businesses and individuals subject to VAT are required to develop systems that generate and store e-invoices before December 4th 2021. Saudi Arabia plans to adopt international practices and increase compliance with tax obligations through the new e-invoicing mandate. The kingdom also hopes to reduce the shadow economy and commercial concealment through this new rule.

All those subject to VAT will have to issue and store e-invoices in a structured format compliant with the new regulation. Third-parties who are issuing tax invoices on behalf of residents are also required to comply with the new e-invoicing regulation.

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What is an electronic invoice (FATOORAH)?

According to the law, an electronic invoice (e-invoice) is an invoice generated and stored in a structured electronic system with all the tax invoice requirements. Any hand-written or scanned invoices are not considered e-invoices. E-invoicing solutions must be tamper-proof, and appropriate controls should be implemented to ensure data integrity. It should also be able to integrate into external systems via Application Programming Interface (APIs).

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Digitize your invoicing process with Abacus & SAP

Abacus can help simplify the creation and management of purchase orders and invoices to streamline your entire financial operations in compliance with the new e-invoicing regulations. Our years of experience and award-winning implementation team have allowed us to lead digital transformation in the MENA region since 2017. Our deep industry knowledge and Gold Partnership with SAP provide your business with solutions specifically designed for your industry.

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Create price quotes, enter customer orders, set up deliveries, update inventory balances, and manage all invoices and accounts receivable.

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Digitize your invoicing process

With SAP, you can create and share e-invoices as all of your customer details, product and service information is available within a centralized system. You can also share invoices with your customers directly from the system.


Unified invoicing and accounting for your business

Outstanding Payments:

Easily track customers with unpaid invoices and automate reminders based on length of delays, payment terms or the amount due.

In-built invoice verification

With this feature, the application allows employees to create digital invoices with or without a reference to a purchase order.

Duplicates and Variances:

The solution matches references, identifies duplicates, and detects variances in electronic invoices. Human intervention is only required when an exception occurs.

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Define price lists with flexible pricing policies to calculate approved prices and discounts for quotes, orders and invoices.

AR invoice and payment:

Create an invoice and receipt in one step by using information from the same document.

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Use multiple currencies for accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Tax Management:

Easy automation of VAT changes and tax calculation on goods and services. It also offers structured withholding tax processing.

Batch Processing of Invoices:

Create multiple account receivables and payable e-invoices automatically in batches.

Process Accounts Payable:

Manage invoices, cancellations and credit memos with a PO reference, plan your material needs and schedule purchases accordingly.

Procure-to-Pay cycle:

Manage the entire procurement cycle from requesting vendor quotes to purchasing requests and paying vendors.

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Readily import data from the original invoice when creating a credit memo for returned merchandise.


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What you can do:
  • Order-to-cash Cycle
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  • Electronic invoicing and ZATCA compliant
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