Swiss Inpayment Slips
The orange inpayment slip (Einzahlungsschein ESR) with a reference number is common for electronic invoicing.
In Switzerland, ESR's are the evolution of the normal inpayment slip where account, amount and a reference number are encoded on it.
This allows an optical character recognition machine to easily and reliability read its content to lower processing times, save fees from the recipient of the money, and also to identify the sender with a code set by the issuer of the bill.
I converted some of the code I used in several payment software projects into Web enabled online versions.
Hence, find below links to my tools to manage Swiss inpayment slips.
- Generate/encode the code-line and reference-nuber given the invoic slip account data and amount.
- Decode/retrieve beneficiary account number, amount and invoice-number given the code-line of the inpayment slip.
At the moment, these tools are provided in German only, as they are very specific to Switzerland.