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Re: French Invoice reports

Alexis de Lattre
- 11/23/2014 17:37:50
Le 23/11/2014 17:52, kootoo kootoo a écrit :
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Hello community,

I try to use Odoo for my personal company that is based in France. I was very surprised to notice that the invoice reports were not suited for the French market as the template doesn't respect the national rules.

The things that I believe are missing (or that I missed somehow) : 
- Invoices should be in French only
- Buyer Shipping address isn't displayed
- Sales with no VAT  (DOM, Export, B2B EU sales) : compulsory reference in relation with the text law according to the fiscal position
- Date of the sale (may be different from Invoice date)

All deployments of OpenERP in production include a customization of the invoice report (and other reports as well).

By the way, the "compulsory reference in relation with the text law according to the fiscal position" is already present in the "note" field of the fiscal position. Unfortunately, in v8, this field is not translatable any more (it used to be in v7). To solve this, you can use my module "account_fiscal_position_translate" that you will find in my usability branch

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And improvement of the final layout to suit better to French business habits : VAT field showing only the percent of VAT and not the type/ description, ...

I may be missing other stuffs as I'm not a legal expert but as Odoo / OpenERP has been on for a long time now, I can imagine a lot of people had invoice templates done. 

Wouldn't it make sense to have all this integrated in the  l10n_fr module ?

The problem is that there are many reporting engines : qweb, webkit, aeroo, jasper, pentaho, etc... and everybody has its preferred reporting engine. So, if we provide a reference template in the French localisation, it would be in one reporting engine (which one ? qweb for v8 ?), so it won't be used by the people who prefer another one.

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In the meanwhile, is there any module at the moment that could help me using Odoo ? Because it's legally impossible to use Odoo this way at the moment.
Customizing the invoice template is not difficult. But it's true that it requires some technical knowledge...