Archive for Adoption

Bouygues Telecom opts for Cegedim’s KISS solution to achieve its goal of 100% paperless supplier invoices

Cegedim e-business, a major player in electronic exchanges in Europe, has designed KISS (Keep Invoicing Smart and Simple) as an innovative and simple solution with the goal of encouraging broader adoption of e-invoicing. KISS incorporates the most recent regulatory developments and removes obstacles to e-invoicing, particularly for suppliers who only send a small number of invoices.

KISS gives Bouygues Telecom a full-featured e-invoicing solution

Bouygues Telecom had been working on its e-invoicing systems with Cegedim e-business for two years already, but wanted to ramp up digitisation with its partners across the board. By implementing signed pdf files and EDI, which are well suited to suppliers with medium to heavy invoicing volumes, the company had already cut paper invoicing in half. To reach its goal of 100% electronic invoicing by the end of 2017, Bouygues Telecom rolled out Cegedim e-business’ KISS in February 2017 in order to enroll all of its suppliers, even those who only send a small number of invoices.

Joël Blanchenet, Head of the e-invoicing project at Bouygues Telecom:
“We chose KISS because we wanted to offer our suppliers a tax-compliant e-invoicing tool that is simple, universal and accessible to everyone. We have been working hard to get the word out to our suppliers, and are already 65% paperless. Our suppliers have been enthusiastic about the project. They see it as a truly innovative step that benefits everyone involved.”

Régis Caminade, GIS Business Engineer at Cegedim’s e-business BU:
“User feedback for the KISS solution we launched in early 2016 is very positive. It lets purchasing departments and suppliers share a single tool that meets the needs of both sides. We are now starting a rapid roll-out of the new solution,” 

KISS, easy access to e-invoicing

KISS is free for suppliers to use and getting started is easy :

  • No software to install, access via an online portal,
  • Sign up in three clicks with a client invitation,
  • User-friendly interface.

The KISS portal gives users :

  • Multiple options for sending invoices: uploading, email, online entry,
  • A dashboard for monitoring invoice status in real time,
  • Compliance with tax rules for electronic invoices,
  • 24/7 access and secure data exchanges.

The solution also means faster payment for suppliers and a smaller carbon footprint.

 

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?

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Why EU’s PEPPOL offers a success template for e-invoicing in the USA

It is doubtful the OMB will ever enact a policy towards mandatory e-invoicing and that it will be down to system vendors, payment service providers, banks and corporations to help drive adoption in the US, using a PEPPOL approach.

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AcceptEasy and Worldline partner to offer a smart e-billing solutions

June 29, 2017  |  Adoption, Cooperation, Payment

With this innovative solution, the customers receive their invoice on their phone, tablet or PC via text message or email. No register or login is required as bank details are already pre-filled.

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Will governments still promote PEPPOL once mandatory B2G e-invoicing is in full force?

It will not last for years. Once the authorities receive their invoices electronically from suppliers, you can expect promotion of PEPPOL as well as a related task force to be scaled down. 

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Nailing successful B2G e-invoicing: Scotland shows how it’s done!

Of course all over Europe government have to be able to receive and process e-invoices from its suppliers. Most of the times when an e-invoicing project is initiated, the initiator tends to make it easier for himself, imposing any burdens on the others. This is worrying to say the least, because as B2G e-invoicing is meant to reduce administrative burdens, it is no exception that the implemented (read: imposed/mandated) solution actually increases administrative burdens for companies. Luckily there are some areas in Europe that understand that you increase your benefits with e-invoicing by facilitating your suppliers. In Scotland for instance. They are doing things differently...

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Now PEPPOL is here, what e-invoicing methods are available and which is best?

Let’s take a look at the options available and why some approaches are having more success than others at on-boarding suppliers.

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“PEPPOL – Does anyone care?” [LinkedIN discussion]

"I've yet to see anything that comes close to the open/inclusive architecture of EDIFACT and ANSI-X12 standards. PEPPOL represents an excellent architecture but I fear it will fail the long term adoption test."

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The Core Invoice Usage Specification (CIUS) could lead to a fragmented EU e-invoicing landscape

Suggestions: At least one CIUS will have to be created to remove loose ends in the EN. One of the two syntaxes should be deprecated and its mandatory use withdrawn. National CIUS should only apply to domestic suppliers, not preventing cross-border exchange of electronic invoices

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Five big benefits of UBL e-invoicing for the receiver

Receiving and processing an invoice in UBL format yields significant benefits for the customer, while it requires no extra efforts or costs for the supplier in sending a UBL file.

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