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Function documentationElectronic Nota Fiscal (NF-e)


As of 2007, the Brazilian government introduced electronic notas fiscais (NF-e) to replace the conventional, hard-copy notas fiscais. Before NF-e are printed and sent with goods, the state tax authority (SEFAZ) of the state of origin of the NF-e (or, in certain cases, the federal authority) must grant authorization.


You enable communication between the tax authority systems and your SAP ERP system with a messaging system. You can choose your own messaging system or an SAP product: SAP Nota Fiscal Eletrônica 10.0 (SAP Electronic Invoicing for Brazil). SAP Nota Fiscal Eletrônica can be integrated into your existing system landscape, so that your SAP ERP system provides the data required by the authorities and SAP Nota Fiscal Eletrônica communicates with the authorities and your customers and suppliers. When connecting SAP ERP to SAP Nota Fiscal Eletrônica, all necessary interface implementation is part of the standard delivery. However, you must make certain Customizing settings in SAP ERP and SAP Nota Fiscal Eletrônica.

For more information about SAP Nota Fiscal Eletrônica and the communication with your SAP ERP system, see Start of the navigation path published on SAP site Next navigation stepSAP Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Next navigation stepApplication Help End of the navigation path.

If you choose to use a different messaging system for communication with the tax authorities, you must also make certain Customizing settings to enable this communication. For more information about these settings, see Customizing for NF-e.


To process NF-e, you have made the necessary settings in Customizing. This includes Customizing activities that are specific to NF-e. For more information, see Customizing for NF-e.


The system generates the required NF-e in processes that are subject to NF-e processing.


You monitor your NF-e – from its initial posting through its authorization by the tax authorities – using the NF-e/ CT-e Monitor, described in the following documentation. You use the monitor to perform activities such as:

  • Switching to contingency

  • Canceling NF-e and source documents (with authorization request)

  • Skipping NF-e (with authorization request)

  • Running reports about number gaps

  • Checking logs for NF-e

The functions that enable these activities are described in more detail in the following documentation.

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