Global e-invoicing with SEEBURGER

Greiner Meets Global Compliance Mandates and Prepares for the Future with SEEBURGER

SEEBURGER Cloud Integration Services for EDI &

As a global medical technology company, Greiner Bio-One is required to comply with a large number of country-specific e-invoicing standards. Compliance is further complicated by frequent specification changes with short implementation periods, difficult deadlines and risk of sanctions, as well as multiple required language skills.
Using SEEBURGER E-Invoicing Cloud Services, the company is able to meet all requirements on time and cost-effectively, and is ensured worry-free compliance with e-invoicing standards.

Competence and multiple solutions for all country-specific needs

Greiner Bio-One has been using the SEEBURGER B2B/EDI solution for global data exchange with over 500 active partners, including customers and suppliers, since 2003. In 2015, the company migrated from in-house operation to SEEBURGER EDI Cloud Services. It now also uses SEEBURGER E-Invoicing Cloud Services for a wide range of requirements, such as:

  • Germany: e-invoicing to public sector clients (B2G), XRechnung standard, via Peppol and e-mail
  • France: B2G e-invoicing via the national platform Chorus Pro in UBL format
  • Italy: B2G/B2B e-invoicing with FatturaPA via the SdI system and B2G e-ordering via the NSO system with Peppol
  • Spain: real-time VAT e-reporting to the SII system of the AEAT tax authority
  • Hungary: real-time invoice reporting (RTIR) to the Számla online platform of the NAV tax authority
  • Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, USA: B2B e-invoicing via direct connections as well as approximately 20 interfaces to e-procurement and e-invoicing platforms and networks such as Coupa, Tungsten, etc.

Global e-invoicing at Greiner Bio-One

International compliance and transparency in SAP with SEEBURGER

  • International compliance: With the SEEBURGER E-Invoicing Cloud Services, Greiner Bio-One consistently implements country-specific requirements in an up-to-date and timely manner. SEEBURGER's out-of-the-box solutions include conversion to target formats, signing of data, secure transmission via protocols mandated by country authorities, and forwarding to long-term archives.
  • Transparency in SAP: The SEEBURGER Console provides an overview of all feedback from state authorities. For example, the Hungarian authority reports back after validation whether an invoice has met the requirements. The transparency of tax statements and status responses allows errors to be identified and corrected immediately. This prevents penalties that may be incurred if an invoice is submitted late. For this purpose, Greiner Bio-One receives:
    • Status feedback directly to the SEEBURGER Console in SAP
    • Detailed status details via e-mail
  • In addition, with the flexibility of SEEBURGER E-Invoicing Cloud Services, the company is prepared for future requirements, such as:
    • France: B2B e-invoicing with the hybrid format Factur-X
    • India: B2B and B2G e-invoicing with GSTN invoice clearance
    • Hungary: B2B e-invoicing via the Számla online system

Added Value for Greiner Bio-One

SEEBURGER E-Invoicing Expertise

  • Experience with global e-invoicing requirements
  • Worldwide presence & direct contact with country consultants
  • Proactive information on new e-invoicing requirements (newsletters, webcasts, blogs)
  • Future-proof for changing or new e-invoicing mandates
  • Global scalability, independent of application connectivity, data management and business volume


  • Transparency through SAP monitoring
  • Real-time monitoring of all invoice IDocs with detailed status messages
  • Automatic notification (alerts) in case of errors, rejections, etc.
  • Full log of corrections

It is important for us to have an experienced partner at our side to handle changes in the law. With SEEBURGER, we not only have a competent partner for EDI data exchange, but also a partner who offers us an easy, agile and secure solution for electronic invoice data exchange with national tax authorities, and related business integration capabilities.

Heidi Eßl, IT Application Engineer, Greiner Bio-One International GmbH

About Greiner Bio-One

Greiner Bio-One, based in Kremsmünster, Austria, is a leader in pre-analytics, life science, diagnostics and OEM. With seven production facilities, 24 sales offices and distribution partners in over 100 countries, the company is represented worldwide. Greiner Bio-One has more than 2,400 employees and generated a turnover of EUR 693 million in 2020.