Our preferred option of receiving an invoice is electronically, where legally allowed (machine-readable PDF via email and e-invoice/EDI, if available in the country).
Electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) is the automated generation, exchange, and processing of a structured digital file format which consists of all invoice information.
Receiving invoices via e-invoice/EDI allows ABB to seamlessly process the invoice and pay our vendors on time.
The benefits of using e-invoice are:
Thus, ABB’s e-invoice program initiative forms a win-win situation with its suppliers by having measurable value outcomes and creating a balance for mutual sustained success.
The e-invoice program is being implemented in phases. Suppliers will be informed as soon as this instrument is available to cover end-to-end processes, from purchase order to invoice.
Machine-readable PDF invoices is our next preferred option if the e-invoice program is not available in a given country.
Similar to e-invoices, a machine-readable PDF invoice is also a digital form of invoice, but without the structured digital file format.
ABB works closely with our external invoice scanning providers to capture vendors’ invoices quickly and accurately, and to transform the information into data files for ABB to process.
Please note that in order to submit an invoice via email and have ABB smoothly receive process it, you are required to follow the email requirements.
ABB encourages vendors to use digital invoices whenever possible. If vendors are not able to use digital invoices due to the country’s legal requirements, vendors may send their physical invoices to the address shown on ABB’s purchase order or the addresses listed in the Invoice Requirements section.
For more information about invoice addresses and invoice requirements, please click here.
ABB only makes payments against valid original invoices. Please ensure that all legal requirements and ABB invoice requirements are met in order for invoice to be processed. Any invoice that does not meet the requirements will result in a delay of payment or rejection of the invoice.
Please take note of the important note below and click on the bill to country to view the invoice receipt address and complete invoice requirements.