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New Use Cases for PDF/A-3: The Example of ZUGFeRD for Electronic Invoices

Thomas Zellmann, Managing Director PDF ASSOCIATION


The presentation starts with a short overview about PDF/A – the ISO standard for long term archiving. The third part PDF/A-3 will be described with its technical options. PDF/A-3 enables new use cases and application scenarios which will presented.

Electronic invoicing according to the german ZUGFeRD data model is a hot topic and this application area will be discussed in more detail.

Another interesting use case is E-Mail archiving with PDF/A-3 where the first Best Practices are available now. Further use cases of PDF/A-3 in the context of document management and archiving will be presented.

PDF/A-3 initiated also a small discussion in the community and the presentation will end with discussing pros and cons of PDF/A-3 for document applications.

Thomas Zellmann

As managing director Thomas Zellmann coordinates and executes many of the activities of the PDF Association. He is the main contact for all members, vendors and users.

Thomas Zellmann has been working in EDP for more than 20 years and has extensive experience with classic and modern IT solutions. He started his job at LuraTech in 2001. Prior to joining LuraTech he worked for Softmatic AG, Software AG and Nixdorf among others. Zellmann is working in the banking/insurance and archives/libraries segments and is one of LuraTech’s shareholders.

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