E-invoicing, Chile

Unlike in Europe, in Chile, e-invoicing has served to provide state monitoring of the financial flows of companies for a long time. The requirements involved vary significantly between the countries, and they also change frequently.


Since 2014 Chile has employed an electronic invoicing system that today obliges businesses to create ten different documents, the Documentos Tributarios Electrónicos (DTE). These documents are generated in the form of an XML file that is electronically signed. They must be created in addition to the monthly and annual accounting reports and sent to the fiscal authority, Servicio de Impuestos Internos (SII).


The process


Generating the folio authorisation codes (CAF)
The company must apply for a series of folio authorisation codes (CAF) on the SII website. These consist of a series of serial whole numbers that are required for every individual document type. The CAF codes issued once per year by SII are used for creating the electronic stamp that then verifies the DTE documents.

Double signature: electronic stamp and e-signature
The authorisation codes contain a personal key that is encrypted by the electronic stamp. The stamp consists of specific data taken from the invoice information. Additionally, the invoice must be signed with the sender’s digital certificate (their e-signature).

Submitting to SII
The company must submit the DTE to SII and wait for the latter’s online confirmation before sending the invoice to the customer.

We prepare your system for e-invoicing

In most Latin American countries, invoices must be sent directly or via certified providers to the relevant fiscal authority. As volumes increase, the risk of violations when legislative changes are made grows greater. We implement suitable technical solutions for SAP users.

The best of two worlds

The ortevo Connector is our low-cost, flexible solution for your business-to-government (B2G) e-invoicing needs. Based on the SAP eDocument Framework, it links the systems of specialised e-invoicing providers to your SAP system.

Two ways, one goal

Your SAP application can be consolidated for e-invoicing in two ways: by using the SAP solutions or by integrating a specialised provider. Both methods can implement the requirements of the individual countries on the four major points.

The format

Normally, Latin American fiscal authorities prescribe an XML format for invoices. The exact specifications are particular to each country, however.

The signatures

In Latin America, invoices can only be sent to customers with the signature of the relevant authorities. Different methods of doing this are used in each country.


Tax control

Tracking of invoices by the fiscal authorities is normally made possible by the use of individual codes. These codes must be integrated into the invoice.

Print format requirements

Although e-invoicing is widely used in Latin America, in some countries the printed invoice must also meet exact government specifications.

This is what ortevo stands for as your e-invoicing partner.


Our solutions adapt flexibly to new statutory requirements when these change


Even with multiple e-invoicing partners in multiple countries, your system gives a clear overview

Risk minimisation

Even with large volumes, our solutions comply with all regulations and thereby avoid violations.

Relief of burden

Your IT department no longer has to keep up with the frequent regulatory changes in Latin America.

Long-term service

If your IT landscape is consolidated for e-invoicing, you are spared regular modifications.

Openness to different solutions

Regardless of the approach you prefer, we will support you in your selection and the implementation.

Our partners


Let the experts get your SAP system in Chile
in shape for e-invoicing for and in Latin America!

We show you the advantages and disadvantages of the various possibilities and help you both to select and to implement the solution that is best for you. We can also present our ortevo Connector live.