E-invoicing Platform is the independent platform for professionals around electronic invoicing and invoice processing.

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September 2017

  1. Dutch to delay mandated e-invoicing until April 2019

    The adjustment of the date of entering into force results from established procedures, with the publication date of the European (e-invoicing) Norm as the leading date.

  2. US Federal Reserve looks at XML e-invoicing for increased efficiency

    The FED will support industry efforts to develop and promote adoption of standards that enable end-to-end
    electronic processing of business invoices, payments and remittance information.

  3. Google and Intuit Australia team up voor integrated e-invoicing

    This new integration allows business owners to schedule client work and appointments with Google Calendar and then these billable appointments are available in QuickBooks for invoicing customers and managing finances.

  4. Vietmase companies are concerned about mandatory e-invoicing in 2018

    The Ministry of Finance is drafting a circular with paper bills being replaced by e-invoices from the start of 2018. However both domestic and international companies fear that the shift comes to soon.

August 2017

  1. Italy to launch CIUS-IT: the first CIUS based on e-invoice standard EN-16931 [UPDATE]

    It will be interesting to see which countries will also implement EN-16931 together with a CIUS and how it will differ from this and other CIUS-es.  And that raises an other question: does your financial software allow for country specific invoice templates based on UBL? Is it CIUS-ready? This could become a big uh-oh for the successful adoption of e-invoicing in Europe.

  2. Europe launches validation services for E-invoicing standard EN-16931 [UPDATE]

    Europe has finally launched an e-invoice validation service, dedicated to the validation of invoices that follow the CEF eInvoicing specifications, notably the UBL 2.1 and Cross Industry Invoice (CII) syntaxes.

  3. Interesting stuff: blockchain applications for tax/VAT purposes

    Andre van der Valk pointed out to an interesting article on the use of blockchain for tax purposes. This article is interesting especially after the news that China plans to use blockchain for e-invoicing and tax purposes.

  4. China introduces blockchain to increase tax revenues and e-invoicing efficiency

    Recently, the Chinese government announced that it will utilize blockchain technology for social taxation, increased tax revenue and electronic invoicing. The blockchain network is currently in development  and will be fully operational in October of this year. The name of this blockchain will most likely be GACHAIN: Government Affairs BlockCHAIN

July 2017

  1. The Q2 E-invoicing Yearbook 2017 is now available [Free download]

    In the second quarter of 2017 the E-invoicing Platform published 103 posts which we -for the purpose of the E-invoicing Yearbook- sorted into the following sections:

    – Featured providers
    – Opinions
    – Mandatory and compliant e-invoicing
    – Interoperability and standardisation (in Europe)
    – Case studies
    – News in general
    – Downloads, infographics and more
    – Beyond e-invoicing: innovative and new services
    – Acquisitions, mergers and funding
    – Around the globe

    This edition of the E-invoicing Yearbook has been developed with the support of: AcceptEasy, B2B Router, Basware, BuzonE, Cegedim, CloudTrade, Comarch, Corcentric, D Soft, Data Interchange, Edicom, EESPA, eFinans, First B2B, FIT Solutions, Invoiceware International, ISProjects, Order2Cash, Palette, Pagero, ProQuro, SNI, S4FN, Taulia, TIE Kinetix, TrueCommerce, Trustweaver, UBL Ready, Ventia, WorkFlowWise. 

  2. My suggestion for the CEF Telecom 2017-3 call for proposals on e-invoicing

    Doesn’t it feel a bit weird that EU community money (!) was spent on a new standard that is aimed be used by everyone, mandated (!) in the EU, but that is not freely available (!) because CEN holds the IP rights (!), and meanwhile there is €4 million available to promote adoption of this standard?