Last week, SAP released SAP Note 2152098 that enables the use of EPEC (Evento Prévio de Emissão em Contingência – Technical Note NT2014/001), a new contingency possibility in ERP. For those of you who use SAP NF-e 10.0 (GRC) as messaging system, implementing the Support Package 21 is mandatory (SAP Note 2170295 – Check post Support Package 21 for SAP Nota Fiscal 10.0 ).
This functionality can be used when your company is facing problems simultaneously with SEFAZ and SVC, when sending one or more NF-es.
During the use of EPEC, the NF-e solution will generate the NF-e document with tpEmis field ‘4’ and the XML file created via EPEC will be created with some basic info, such as: UF, CNPJ and IE of the issuing company, UF, CNPJ/CPF of the receiving company, access key, total value of the NF-e, total value of the ICMS and value of ICMS-ST. Also, we remind you that the DANFE has to be printed with the info in Portuguese: ‘DANFE impresso em contingência – DPEC regularmente recebida pela Receita Federal do Brasil’.
When the communication issues between your company and SEFAZ are fixed, you can send the orignal NF-e to SEFAZ using the access key generated in the EPEC process (in case you use GRC, this will happen automatically).
Also, to help in your testing, we have created a Z program that can be used to simulate that the government systems are offline without changing any info in other systems. More info about this functionality, including a video demonstrating the use of it, can be found in SAP KBA Note 2184726.
Product Support NF-e Team.