Archive for Adoption

Tradeshift embraces interoperability with OFS Portal agreement

Tradeshift’s CEO recently announced on the company’s blog that Tradeshift is thrilled to be signing an interoperability agreement with OFS Portal. Christian Lanng must have read our mind (or our article about solving interoperability issues), because we believe that solving these issues is essential to the adoption of e-invoicing.

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Milestone: over 50% of companies deploy AP automation solutions

September 24, 2012  |  Adoption, Invoice Automation, Research

PayStream Advisors has been studying the trends in AP automation for nine years and has just released their latest results (with ReadSoft’s help). And what do we learn from this newly released research? More than 50% of all companies are implementing front-end automation and automated workflow. Let’s hope that this is a continuing trend.

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Estonian Post wins Digital Postal Innovation Award

September 20, 2012  |  Adoption, Digitalisation

Estonian Post's Electronic Mail Centre won the first prize in the digital innovation category of the Postal Technology International Awards. This year's jury consisted of representatives of influential organisations such as USPS, TNT, DHL, Royal Mail, Swiss Post, La Poste, France, South Africa Postal Service, Canada Post Singapore Post, Australia Post and Saudi Post.

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EU doesn’t keep up with e-invoicing pace

Susie West’s sharedserviceslink.com wants to keep its community for leaders in finance shared services open to different opinions. During their e-Invoicing Europe conference last July the European Commission’s influence on the e-invoicing market was brought up for discussion. The conclusions don’t look too rosy.

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Let’s solve e-invoicing interoperability issues!

September 13, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Publications

This sentence in Matthew E. Oakes's blog post caught our attention: "For the sooner the industry can solve the interoperability issues between networks, the better". He clearly explains why open networks are essential to the adoption of e-invoicing. And since we’re a platform which aims to promote just that, we’re happy to publish Matthew’s main points.

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Terrible online billing function drives customer mad [funny]

August 22, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe

In Utopia all goes well. Including e-billing. The last time we checked, we don’t live in Utopia. But in the real world. And in the real world even e-billing has its hick-ups. This business customer of a mobile phone company with a red and white logo, explains in a funny way how the online billing function drives him mad.

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Swiss Orange mandates e-billing while keeping a bit of customer loyalty in mind

July 25, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe

Orange has been pushing e-billing for years. As from 1 September 2012, Orange will push on-boarding to the next level. It is interesting to see that Orange doesn’t lay the entire burden of its ambition towards full e-billing with its customers. From our perspective, Swiss Orange has chosen a path that is just a bit more than bluntly mandating e-bills and fining paper statements. Let’s hope this a trend.

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Don’t read this if you are an E-invoicing Greenwashing Groupie!

One of the most heard arguments in favour of e-invoicing is the "go green" initiative. However, this argument isn’t as rock solid as you might expect. Recent research showed that 50% of companies are using unsubstantiated environmental claims to encourage consumers to switch to lower-cost electronic billing and services. And there is a good chance that this number is on the low end.

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[UPDATE] Is Europe abandoning its single invoice standard strategy? Yes.

Going through the minutes of the second meeting of the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Electronic Invoicing, we noticed that the EU strategy is no longer heading towards a single invoice standard. Instead Europe is heading to a common data reference model. Allowing Member states to derive from it proprietary national standards...

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Take Tradeshift’s Fast Track to On-board All Suppliers in Record Speed

Take Tradeshift’s Fast Track to On-board All Suppliers in Record Speed

July 4, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing

Fast Track is a low-cost, low-risk way to test pilot Tradeshift, in one or more of your departments and branches, with lightning-fast supplier onboarding results and complete transparency with flat free e-invoicing rates. But there is more neat stuff...

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