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Created on 14.04.2021

QR-bill: switch over now with ease!

The QR-bill, which will replace the red and orange inpayment slips for good on 30 September 2022, makes issuing and paying invoices easier. Your company can also benefit. Start planning for the QR-bill switch now and get in touch with your software partner as soon as possible if you need to.

The QR-bill paves the way for efficient, automated payment transactions, and makes it easier for companies to process their bills, which in turn reduces the admin involved. To enjoy the benefits of the new QR-bills as an invoice recipient and/or issuer, you will need to switch. Here’s how to switch to the QR-bill

  • Do you use accounts receivable software?

    If, as an invoice issuer, you use software to create inpayment slips, please contact your software partner. They will send you all the necessary information on the software update. 

    If you are using your own software ensure this is ready for QR-bills and that your software can receive and process camt notifications.

    On our QR-bill test platform, you can test modifications in ISO messages, and create and check documents. Under the menu item “Overview of all documents”, you will find all additional information on the switch to QR-bills.

    Useful to know

    Existing customers (ISR) were assigned a QR-IBAN by PostFinance at the end of June 2020 and notified in writing.

    Recommendation

    Bear in mind that switching from IS (red inpayment slips) or ISR (orange inpayment slips) to QR-bills ahead of time could be of great benefit to you and your invoice recipients. From 1  October 2022, it will no longer be possible to process the usual red and orange inpayment slips. This will also affect payments made as IS or ISR via a standing order.

    Do you use accounts receivable software?

    If, as an invoice issuer, you do not use any special software to issue invoices, you can create QR-bills yourself. As a PostFinance customer, you have access to our QR generator.

    Here’s how it works:

    • Go to postfinance.ch/qr-code-generator
    • Enter the required information, e.g. IBAN and address of the invoice issuer, amount, an optional message and details of the debtor
    • Print the QR-bill on white, perforated paper

    Useful to know

    Existing customers (ISR) were assigned a QR-IBAN by PostFinance at the end of June 2020.

  • Are you using accounts payable software?

    Do you, as an invoice recipient, use accounts payable software? First, contact your software partner, who will provide you with all the necessary information about the software update. Is it your own software you’re working with? If so, please ensure that this is technologically capable of paying QR-bills.

    On our QR-bill test platform, you can test modifications in ISO messages, and create and check documents. Under the menu item “Overview of all documents”, you will find all additional information on the switch to QR-bills.

    Hardware

    Check whether your readers, scanners and printers are ready for the changeover. Get in touch with your hardware partner.

    Don’t use accounts payable software?

    If, as an invoice recipient, you do not use any software to manage your accounts payable and instead pay your bills via e-finance, you do not need to make any preparations. E-finance supports payment of QR-bills.

    Hardware

    Check whether your readers, scanners and printers are ready for the changeover. Get in touch with your hardware partner.

About the QR-bill

The QR-bill is a product of SIX Interbank Clearing Ltd, and was introduced throughout Switzerland on 30 June 2020. It will replace the red and orange inpayment slips for good on 30 September 2022 after the parallel phase. From 1 October 2022, it will no longer be possible to process the red and orange inpayment slips. The prominent QR code on the QR-bill contains all payment information with payment references that can be used universally.

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