Authentidate eBilling Connector for Electronic Invoicing Achieves 'Powered by SAP NetWeaver®' Status


Provides Electronic Invoices with Signatures in Accordance with The Value Added Tax Act, Directly From SAP(R) Solutions Based on SAP NetWeaver

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. and DUSSELDORF, Germany, June 13 / / -- Authentidate Deutschland today announced that its Authentidate eBilling Connector version 30.1 for electronic invoicing has achieved "Powered by SAP NetWeaver(R)" status as business content for the SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (SAP NetWeaver XI) component. The Authentidate eBilling Connector, which works exclusively with Authentidate signature products, was developed by TietoEnator TOPAS GmbH, a SAP(R) Special Expertise Partner of SAP Germany. Authentidate Deutschland, a subsidiary of Authentidate Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ADAT), is a worldwide secure enterprise workflow management application provider.

The SAP Integration and Certification Center has certified that the Authentidate eBilling Connector properly integrates with SAP NetWeaver XI in order to exchange critical data with the SAP Business Suite family of solutions and is integrated successfully with the SAP NetWeaver Portal. An "out-of-the-box" connection between Authentidate signature products and SAP solutions is possible with the connector. Electronic invoices can consequently be generated in SAP and applications automatically signed in conformity with the law.

Electronically signed invoices can be used to automatically deduct Value Added Tax in Europe and sales tax elsewhere without additional paper invoicing. The invoices can then be automatically posted into SAP solutions using the SAP ArchiveLink(TM) interface and further processed with SAP finance and SAP material management applications.

The Authentidate eBilling Connector supports various invoice formats such as IDOCs, CSV, ASCII and PDF on the basis of openTRANS XML. eBilling form templates and languages can be tailored for each user organization's unique needs.

The certified Authentidate eBilling Connector, now powered by SAP NetWeaver, is delivered with add-ons for SAP solutions that support invoice sender and recipient. Therefore, detailed process monitoring becomes possible. In addition, the check of the signatures of the electronic invoices that is required by the legislature can be automatically initiated via the add-ons for SAP solutions. The Authentidate eBilling Connector can also be used when invoice recipients do not have SAP solutions because of the use of standards.

"The certified integration of our Authentidate eBilling Connector makes it possible for users of SAP solutions to securely send and receive signed electronic invoices from any SAP solution-based system," said Jan C. Wendenburg, chief executive officer of Authentidate International AG, the parent company of Authentidate Deutschland GmbH. "By securely sharing information electronically, users will be able to cut costs by leveraging the functionality provided by SAP NetWeaver XI."

The SAP NetWeaver platform powers the SAP Business Suite family of applications, SAP xApps(TM) packaged composite applications, and solutions such as Authentidate eBilling Connector. SAP NetWeaver unifies integration technologies into a single platform and is pre-integrated with business applications, enabling change and reducing the need for custom integration.

About Authentidate International AG

Authentidate International AG in Dusseldorf, Germany, along with its subsidiary Authentidate Deutschland GmbH, develops and provides independent business-process solutions enabling customers to simply and quickly integrate digital signatures and time stamps into existing corporate processes. The unique set of solutions can be used for almost any business process to significantly reduce costs and optimize processing immediately.

Many high-profile companies in various industries and governmental organizations have used Authentidate's digital signature solutions for years in Germany, Europe and other countries to substitute paper processing with legally binding, electronic business processes in accordance with international and local legal environments. Today, many software vendors have already integrated Authentidate's signature products into their standard offerings.

In addition, Authentidate offers governmentally certified trust center services in accordance with the German Signature Act and the EU Signature Directive. Authentidate International AG was accredited by the German Federal Network Agency in November of 2001 and operates a trust center especially for time stamp services.

About Authentidate Holding Corp.

Authentidate Holding Corp. is a worldwide provider of software and software services that enable enterprises and individuals to exchange information securely and conduct trusted business transactions. In the United States our offerings incorporate our proprietary and patent pending content authentication technology in the form of the United States Postal Service(R) Electronic Postmark(R). In Germany our offerings include electronic signing and time stamping applications for use with a variety of corporate processes including electronic billing and archiving solutions.

The company operates its business in the United States and Germany, which includes Authentidate, Inc., and Authentidate International AG. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.authentidate.com/.

Authentidate is trademark of Authentidate Holding Corp.

SAP, SAP NetWeaver, xApps and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG Germany and in several other countries all over the world.

All other names are registered or unregistered trademarks of the individual firms.

Source: Authentidate Holding Corp.

Web site: http://www.authentidate.com/

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