Loading....
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Introduction

This document presents the different access modes to Chorus Pro : Portal, Service (API) or EDI for public and private structures.

What is portal mode ?

Portal mode access is always available, regardless of the functionality used and even if another access mode has been chosen. It only requires having an active user account on Chorus Pro.

Public entities (excluding States services) access to Chorus Pro via the PIGP (Public Management Internet Portal of the DGFIP (General Directorate of Public Finances).

Private companies can connect via France Connect.

Portal mode is accessible to suppliers and State services through internet, by connecting to the URL : https://chorus-pro.gouv.fr 

What is service mode (or API) ?

 

  • API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of queries made available by Chorus Pro  that can be run from an Information System external to Chorus Pro.
  • The service mode (via APIs) allows partners to integrate the functionalities proposed by the Chorus Pro shared solution in their information system or in third party value-added portals.

 

  • Main functionalities available in API :

 

Access in service mode involves connection work beforehand.

What is EDI mode (private structure) ?

It is possible in EDI mode to automate invoices. To send and schedule regular exchanges (batch).

Only the following features are concerned :

  1. Invoice issuing (from you Information system to Chorus Pro)
  2. Invoice tracking (“invoice life cycle” return between Chorus Pro and your Information System)

 

The access to other features (support, account management, etc.) must be done in portal mode or in API mode.

Access in EDI mode involves connection work beforehand. This connection can be done either :

  1. Directly between you information system and Chorus Pro
  2. Via an electronic invoicing provider or a tele-transmission third party

What is EDI mode (public structure) ?

It is possible in EDI mode to automate the sending and/or receipt of invoices and schedule regular exchanges (batch).

Only the following features are concerned :

  1. Receipt of invoices
  2. Invoice tracking (“invoice life cycle” return between Chorus Pro and your Information System)
  3. In some issuing invoices cases (from your information system to Chorus Pro)

 

The access to other features (support, account management, etc.) must be done in portal mode or in API mode.

Access in EDI mode involves connection work beforehand. This connection must be done via a tele-transmission third party; the tele-transmission third party will connect via the SEIFE of the DGFIP (General Directorate of Public Finances). 

What are the main principles ?

It is highly recommended to carry out an impact analysis. The choice of an access mode is a key choice that will affect you internal organization and your businesses processes.

The access mode of the recipient is independent of the access mode chosen by the supplier and vice versa.

The choice of access mode is made directly by the issuer, the recipient and/or is proposed by a software publisher on which the information or the third party is based.

The access mode is not exclusive : the mix of access is possible and whatever the choices made, the direct access t o Chorus Pro is always available.

The choice of access mode implies connection work (either for the software publisher or for the IT System Department) in case of the EDI mode and the services mode.

The invoice issuer (the supplier) and the recipient (the public entity) in total independence from each other determine the terms of issue or receipt of invoices that are appropriate for each of them.

What are the different choices ?

The decision tree below must allow each structure to determine for each functionality (invoice management, requests, management of uses and structures, commitments management), which access mode to choose :

Examples of impacts

What is an application mapping ?

In addition to choosing the access mode, it is highly recommended to formalise an application mapping.

The application mapping allows to present the links between your applications and Chorus Pro (as well as Helios for the public structures), specifying in each case the mode of access chosen.

It allows to identify the “circuit” of invoices between the different applications and to make sure that it will be operational from end to end.

Example of application : PACE region

Cartographie PACA

What to do in case of a third-party portal ?

A third party portal is a dialogue platform with suppliers managed by a software provider on behalf of a community of public institutions.

Invoices will be submitted on this platform, a programming interface to link to value-added functionalities (e.g. link with an order or a delivery).

It is imperative to take into account the impacts induced by the choice to keep or not the portal and / or to modify it :

How to authenticate on a third-party portal ?

Authentication of users connecting from a third-party portal must be done via France Connect Entreprises.France Connect Entreprises is a web service that allows Internet users to identify themselves and authenticate themselves on different portals (called service provider) with the credentials of another portal (called identity provider).

The supplier must therefore connect to the third-party portal (the service provider) by using the identifiers of at least one of its identities recognized by France Connect (at least, that of Chorus Pro which is an identity provider).

Before any access to the third party portal, the supplier must:

  1. Have previously created an account on the Chorus Pro portal
  2. Be authorised on at least one structure
  3. Be a French supplier

How is the public intra-sphere invoicing handled ?

The issuance of invoicing by local public sector entities managed in Helios is based on :

  1. The sending of a PES Facture ASAP flow to Helios for all documents, whether addressed to the public sphere or the private sphere.
  2. The dematerialised sending from Helios to the shared solution of documents addressed to public recipients.

Introduction (France Connect Entreprises)

Today, citizens and professionals have several accounts and passwords to access the various services offered by French administrations. From the user’s point of view, the access to the State’s services is complicated by the multiplicity of identifiers.

One solution could be to "outsource" identity management. Identity management is then under the responsibility of an identity provider which hosts the user's account and is able to authenticate the latter.

The objective of France Connect is to implement a system of delegation of authentication which aims to simplify the relationship of users with all administrations.

Kinematic (France Connect Entreprises)

The user (individual or company) accesses the home page of the service provider (website of an administration) whose authentication system is interconnected with France Connect.

  1. If there enter the local identifiers.
  2. If it activates the France Connect button.

 

Several sources of identification are then proposed, also compatible with France Connect: DGFiP, Ameli, NET-Enterprise, etc.

The user (individual or company) authenticates to the chosen identity provider.

In the end the user has the opportunity to connect using an already defined account.

 

Is an archiving system necessary ?

Chorus Pro archives invoices on behalf of suppliers.

All invoices and attachments transmitted and accepted as input of the shared solution are automatically archived in their original format. This feature is based on the DGFiP's "Atlas" storage & electronic archiving service.

Public structures using Helios will benefit from this automatic archiving. Other public structures will not be exempted from electronic archiving.

Last Update: October 15, 2018  

1188    Connecting To Chorus Pro, Get Connected To Chorus Pro, Introduction To Chorus Pro    
Back To Top