Archive for Adoption

Canada Post expects 50 per cent drop in mail due to rise of ebilling

It would be wrong to believe that mail will disappear entirely, Deepak Chopra (CEO of Canada Post) says, as items such as passports, health cards and birth certificates, which have no virtual equivalent, will still need to be sent via mail.
But much of the rest of Canada Post’s business will move to email, including most billing, he said. Canada Post is already trying to grab a piece of e-billing now, through its ePost online billing service.

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Telefonica Germany cuts paper use by 68% since 2010

April 25, 2014  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing

Telefonica Germany announced on Earth day that it reduced its use of printed sheets of paper by 13 million in 2013 compared with 2012. It said that in 2010, it used 1,817 tonnes of paper but this had fallen to 585 in 2013, a reduction of 68 percent.
Telefonica Germany is now switching to recycled paper and plans to cut its use of paper by another 10 percent in 2014 by using e-mail in preference to faxes and moving more and more O2 customers to electronic billing. Also staff will get digital pay slips from the end of May.

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44 of the best E-invoicing and AP automation news items in March 2014

We have gathered over fourty international news items, views and acquisition jubilee here at the E-invoicing Platform over the past couple of weeks - but if you missed it, the Monthly Recap of March 2014 is your humble servant.
Here’s every one of those stories from the entire month, waiting for you in an convenient format. So read what interests you, and then go out there and grab the benefits!

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GS1, PEPPOL, SimplerInvoicing, HubAlliance,…Interoperability interrupted?

April 22, 2014  |  Adoption, Europe, Interoperability

There is a very interesting LinkedIN discussion going on regarding interoperability in Europe. What to choose from with platforms in place like OpenPEPPOL, GS1, OpenPEPPOL, SimplerInvoicing, HubAlliance and so on? Or maybe you want to stick with the proprietary platform of the largest e-invoicing service provider(s)? And even though they are all promoting the same cause (interoperability), it sometimes seems as if their different -business- perspectives on interoperability are having an effect on the current interoperability uptake.

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The E-invoicing Board Game is bound to make you smile. Let’s play!

Because we love this infographic/poster/board game from Esker so much, we wanted to present it to you. It drills the e-invoicing compliance and decision making process down to a board game. All credits to Esker and the creative director of this neat little project! Check it out underneath or download the PDF, and give it a go.

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UPDATE: Towards a single standard for e-invoicing in EU public procurement. In 6 years. Wow

UPDATE: Towards a single standard for e-invoicing in EU public procurement. In 6 years. Wow

Commissioner for internal market and services Michel Barnier said the move to e-invoicing would “contribute to eliminating barriers to cross-border public procurement” and could generate savings of €2.3 billion per year across the EU. However as "it would take 3 years to deliver the standard and that would be followed by another 3 years to deploy it", this move to e-invoicing is way to late to help make the 2020 EU e-invoicing ambition a reality... It's time for mandatory EU e-invoicing.

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Getting on-board is key to e-invoicing success. Palette helps you in the right direction

Getting on-board is key to e-invoicing success. Palette helps you in the right direction

April 9, 2014  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe

Earlier this month, the European Parliament backed the EC’s proposal to modernise EU rules on e-invoicing in public procurement. But while the new e-invoicing directive calls for a new standard, it doesn’t reference the issue of on-boarding – making it easy for suppliers to prepare to exchange e-invoices. This is why Palette recently launched their e-Invoicing Services Portal, to make it easy for any business to deploy e-invoicing with their customers and partners, to gain mutual benefits.

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E-invoicing, E-procurement and AP Automation bites you may have missed [week 14-2014]

We continuously collect news items that for some reason don't make it to a full post here at the E-invoicing Platform. News from the world of on e-invoicing, payments, invoice automation, order to cash, purchase to pay, compliance or e-procurement. And because we do want to give you the opportunity to get informed about what is going on all over the world, we provide you with this news flash.

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On-boarding, the single biggest missing feature in EU e-invoicing legislation

On-boarding, the single biggest missing feature in EU e-invoicing legislation

Recently we received notice on an article published on the UK Treasury Today website. The title "A breakthrough for e-invoicing?" zooms in on the new EU Directive e-invoicing on public procurement and the fact the actual breakthrough for e-invoicing is the feature missing from the EU framework for e-invoicing. And that is: on-boarding.
For the article Treasury Today interviewed both Charles Bryant ( European Affairs Advisor for OB10) and (Richard Manson, Director and co-founder of CloudTrade)

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Debunking some myths on PDF einvoicing. Gentleman (re)start the discussion

March 11, 2014  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing

A while ago we discussed some myths and facts on PDF einvoicing. PDF is becoming the predominant form of einvoicing in the EU. However some stakeholders still state that PDf invoicing is not e-invoicing. Richard Manson from CloudTrade restarts the discussion on Peter Loughlin's site: Purchasing Insite.
Richard states: "As machine generated text PDFs represent the majority of PDF invoices flying between organisations, the question then must be asked: what is the difference between a solutionthat maps an XML or EDI document, to a solution that maps invoice data carried in a PDF into “…a format that can be entered (integrated) into the buyer’s Account Payable (AP) system? There isn’t any. So why do we still hear ‘pdf invoicing is not real e-invoicing?"

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