E-invoicing, Ecuador

Unlike in Europe, in Ecuador, 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.

In 2015, parallel to the electronic online invoicing system, Ecuador also introduced an offline version that is monitored by the fiscal authority, Servicio de Rentas Internas (SRI). All invoices with a value over the equivalent of US$4 must be processed through this system. The difference to the online system that was valid until 2017 is that companies need no longer wait for a verification code issued by the government, but can instead generate their own access key. This requires that the invoice is sent in XML format to both the customer and SRI within 24 hours and must also be included with the goods. The self-generated code enables the government to monitor the invoice and the goods sent. By modifying the system, SRI can further monitor for any potential infringements of the law, while the invoice generation process could also be streamlined. On receipt of the goods, the recipient must validate the invoice via the SRI website. The documents must be archived for 7 years.

The process

  • The company generates a 49-digit access key that is used to verify the invoice.
  • The company supplies a copy of the invoice in XML format along with the goods and also sends it to the customer and to SRI.
  • On receiving the goods, the recipient confirms the invoice via the SRI website.

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.

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