News release

Date: 20th March 2013

VeR with new board of directors

The new board members will primarily work on promoting and further establishing the electronic invoice exchange on a national level

Munich, Germany - March 20th, 2013. The E-Invoice Alliance Germany (VeR) has appointed Stefan Groß as new chairman of the board of directors on March 14th, 2013. Vice chairmen are Marcus Laube and Julia Sonnhalter. The general meeting elected Reinhard Wild as an additional board member.

Stefan Groß is a partner at the consulting firm Peters, Schönberger & Partner and already head of the VeR study group law & quality. Now he replaces the previous CEO Hubert S. Hohenstein, who controlled the fate of the organization more than four years. Marcus Laube is founder and CEO of crossinx GmbH. Julia Sonnhalter, Marketing Manager at Basware GmbH, is also in charge of the VeR study group marketing. Reinhard Wild is CEO at XimantiX Software GmbH.

The new board members will primarily work on promoting and further establishing the electronic invoice exchange on a national level. The ZUGFeRD-format will also have a significant role. As a comprehensive standard, it is intended to further support the distribution of electronic invoices. The VeR continues to pursue its goal that by the year 2014, 40 percent of all B2B-invoices in Germany will be sent electronically.

“Since the adjustment through the “Steuervereinfachungsgesetz 2011” (tax simplification law), there are no more barriers in fiscal law interfering with the electronic invoice exchange. With all its effort, the VeR will engage in establishing and promoting this subject in the economy during the next years.” announces Stefan Groß.

Another task the new board members have committed to, is an intensified collaboration with other organizations like the VOI – Verband Organisations- und Informationssysteme e.V., BITKOM and the Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V. (TeleTrusT). Furthermore, the already existing cooperation in the Forum Electronic Invoicing Germany (FeRD) shall be extended, and the exchange with the appropriate ministries continued.

Picture: The new VeR board members (f.l.t.r.) Stefan Groß, Reinhard Wild, Julia Sonnhalter and Marcus Laube. Picture: goodnews!/Sven Körber

About the VeR:
The Munich-based E-Invoice Alliance Germany (VeR) represents the interests of service providers and consulting firms for the electronic exchange of invoices, as well as companies using E-Invoicing. The organization views itself as the voice of the E-Invoicing industry. On behalf of its members, the VeR aims at establishing E-Invoicing as a standard, so companies of all sizes can participate easily and securely in the electronic invoice exchange. Through a targeted education, the VeR wants to raise the acceptance of E-Invoicing in companies and in public. The organization offers up to date information on all technical and legal issues concerning E-Invoicing. In addition, they are dedicated to simplify the electronic invoice exchange – also on an international level. In March 2010, the organization introduced a roaming standard for a better cooperation between E-Invoicing providers and thus became a pioneer in this field. Currently the VeR has 52 members.
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80539 Munich
Phone: +49 89 38172-228
Fax: +49 89 38172-204
Email: sekretariat[at]e-invoice-alliance[dot]de

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