Navigate E-invoicing

Navigate E-invoicing is the latest addition to PwC’s Navigate Tax Suite, which effectively equips organisations to navigate through the statutory requirements recently introduced by the Government in this regard. 

The Solution provides a complete end-to-end framework for managing the new Invoice Reference Number (IRN) related compliances for users. It integrates with existing ERP systems ensuring a seamless and smooth transition with minimum changes to current processes. The tool also integrates with other PwC Navigate Tax solutions and has several additional in-built validations to ensure that potential errors are flagged off in advance and return filings are accurate.

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Compliance made smarter with Navigate E-invoicing

  •  Seamless integration with multiple ERP/ Billing systems
  • Quick to deploy, scalable 
  • Data accuracy and real time monitoring
  • User intuitive and cost effective

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Implementation of e-invoicing: Timelines and updates

The GST Council has approved introduction of 'e-invoicing' or 'Electronic invoicing', which is applicable to specified categories of persons, in a phased manner, starting from January 2020. The e-invoicing system contemplates electronic reporting to and authentication by GSTN of the B2B invoices. 

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has also issued several notifications to bring into effect provisions governing e-invoicing and Quick Response (QR) code generation from 1 April 2020. The key features of the aforesaid provisions are summarized below:

  • A registered person whose aggregate turnover in a financial year (FY) exceeds INR 1bn will be required to prepare an invoice after obtaining a unique IRN from the specified GST portal. For this purpose, Form GST INV- 01 containing various particulars will need to be uploaded to generate the IRN needed for invoices on supply(ies) of goods and/or services to a registered person.
  • Invoices issued without an IRN generated will be treated as invalid.
  • This process now eliminates the requirement to issue duplicate/ triplicate invoice copies.
  • A list of 10 websites that can be accessed for the generation of the IRN (collectively called the "Common Goods and Service Tax Electronic Portal") has been provided.
  • An invoice issued by a registered person whose aggregate turnover in a FY exceeds INR 5bn for the supply of goods and services to an unregistered person is required to have a QR Code.
  • Where such registered person is paid via the application of a Dynamic QR Code made available to the recipient through a digital display, such invoice containing cross reference of the payment via the Dynamic QR code shall be deemed to meet the criteria.

Going by the GST experience, compliance challenges are likely to persist in view of the evolving regulations. E-invoicing is a major change in a business critical process, necessitating a holistic review of existing IT systems and processes. Businesses need to evaluate their technology readiness to ensure that they have reviewed all possible impacted touchpoints, are geared up to cope with these changes, as well as have a strategy for change management of relevant stakeholders. To address the complexities associated with the above, it is critical that you start preparing on immediate basis to be ready in time to meet the 1 April 2020 deadline. 

PwC has been at the forefront in tax technology services and has consistently invested in building its expertise in evolving technologies. We now have a wide bouquet of tax technology for effectively addressing varied tax processes ranging from tax compliances to advanced and predictive analytics. PwC's GST Solution and E-way Bill Solution have helped thousands of clients, including several market leaders across industries, to navigate the evolving digitally enabled tax landscape with ease, making it the preferred technology partner. Navigate E-invoicing along with tax/technology expertise offers a one stop shop to address all the compliance requirements associated with this new regulation.

Key features

Seamless integration with ERPs/billing systems
Seamless integration with ERPs/billing systems
Auto-exclusion of documents not required for IRN
Auto-exclusion of documents not required for IRN
Configurable data validation checks
Configurable data validation checks
Auto-generation of IRN
Auto-generation of IRN
Cancellation of IRN
Cancellation of IRN
Reverse integration with ERPs
Reverse integration with ERPs
Integration with other tax tech solutions
Integration with other Navigate Tax solutions

Key benefits of Navigate E-invoicing

  • Comprehensive solution for end-to-end IRN compliances
  • Flexible options for ERP integration - Flat file, API based, Manual
  • Option of Cloud or On-premise deployment models 
  • User interface can be Cloud or SAP
  • Extensive validation checks performed to ensure legal accuracy of data 
  • Option to pick and choose required validation checks
  • Ease of maintenance and implementation since solution would handle encryption/decryption protocols published by IRP 
  • No investment during development or updation is required at the source system level
  • Bulk generation of IRN is possible 
  • Single API for multiple compliances of IRN, EWB and GST returns

Why PwC?

Experience, Tax Technology, PwC India


  1. Leading EWB real-time solution
  2. ASP solution provider with more than 1,000 companies
  3. Extensive data extraction/transformation experience
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Tax support

  1. More than 700 tax professionals
  2. Need-based support/application updates



Contact us

Siddharth Mehta

Siddharth Mehta

Tax Technology Leader, PwC India

Tel: 0124 330 6518

Prashanth Agarwal

Prashanth Agarwal

Partner, Tax and Regulatory Services, PwC India

Tel: 0124 330 6533

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