by Nicole Gauger

pdfaPilot 9.1 supports ZUGFeRD 2.1

Screenshot from pdfaPilot 9.1

Berlin. callas software, a leading provider of automated PDF quality assurance and archiving solutions, released an update for its pdfaPilot product line today. Aside from numerous smaller improvements, the standout feature for pdfaPilot 9.1 is its support for version 2.1 of the ZUGFeRD data model.

The Forum for Electronic Invoicing Germany (FeRD) and the French National Forum for Electronic Invoicing and Public Digital Procurement (FNFE-MPE) recently published a joint e-invoicing standard in the form of ZUGFeRD 2.1 and Factur-X 1.0.

With callas pdfaPilot 9.1, users can create, validate and process ZUGFeRD-compliant files that now also conform to version 2.1 of the e-invoicing data format. Since ZUGFeRD 2.1 is fully compatible with the French invoicing standard Factur-X 1.0, it will now be significantly easier for French and German providers to exchange e-invoices with one another.

pdfaPilot 9.1 is available as an interactive desktop application, a hot-folder-based server application  and an integration-ready command-line application and programming library .

About callas Software:
callas software finds simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges. As a technology innovator, callas software develops and markets PDF technology for publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving. callas software helps agencies, publishing companies and printers to meet the challenges they face by providing software to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing. Businesses and government agencies all over the world rely on callas software’s future-proof, fully PDF/A compliant archiving products. In addition, callas software technology is available as a programming library (SDK) for developers with a need for PDF optimization, validation and correction. Software vendors such as Adobe®, Quark®, Xerox® and many others have recognized the quality and flexibility provided by these callas tools and have incorporated them into their solutions.

callas software actively supports international standards and has been participating in ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative, the PDF/A Competence Center and the Ghent PDF Workgroup. In addition, callas software is a founding member of the PDF/A Competence Center and in October 2010, Olaf Drümmer became its chairman.

callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit the callas software website at:

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