Archive for Europe

Branston streamlines electronic trading with Wesupply

October 17, 2014  |  Digitalisation, Electronic Invoicing, Europe

Through a fixed annual fee, with no variable costs, Wesupply now provides Branston with complete transparency of EDI costs. Wesupply’s fully managed service, which includes the management of the implementation and on-boarding process, allows Branston to connect to new trading partners easily and efficiently, enabling the company to deliver a higher level of customer service without worrying about hidden costs.

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Exchange Summit: Addressing the e-invoicing toxic mix?

Unfortunately we were not able to visit this years Exchange Summit in Barcelona. However Ellen Leith of APN Today was present and she wrote an interesting background article, called: "Avoiding the e-invoicing toxic mix". In it she points out some interesting points. I added some additional remarks.
The discussion shows that the diffusion of e-invoicing is a matter of time and that different continents have different approaches. It seems that the LATAM approach is proving the most succesful for now, whereas the EU still has to find its bearing. However, regardless of legislation and (lack of) standards, businesses have to and can rely on e-invoicing service providers from years on end to help them achieve their goals.

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Why not use BASDA eBis-XML or GS1 standards in Europe?

October 10, 2014  |  Adoption, Europe, Standards

In this column Bill Pugsley asks why a new European "standard" for e-invoicing is needed. This may take years to develop. Whereas the existing BASDA eBis-XML messaging standards have been around since the late 1990s? And the GS1 (Global Standard One) system of standards have been working successfully since the late 1970’s.

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Swiss federal administration mandates B2G e-invoicing

The Swiss Federal Council decided that as from 1 January 2016, suppliers have to submit electronic invoices to the federal administration if the contract value exceeds 5,000 Swiss francs. With this scheme, the concerns of SMEs is considered to exempt small procurements from the requirement. The federal administration will support their suppliers in the implementation phase.

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Recent developments on UBL standardisation [+free UBL conference]

October 8, 2014  |  Europe, Events, Standards

Things are moving in the European standardisation arena. Recently, the European MSP group has recommended to the EC that UBL be acknowledged as a European Standard. Also, UBL has been going through the paces for ISO standardization and some experts believe it also shouldn't be long before it is also an ISO/IEC standard. It is currently being scrutinised.

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Macedonia allows for e-invoicing in 2015. Not compliant with EU Directive

September 30, 2014  |  Adoption, Compliance, Electronic Invoicing, Europe

Macedonian VAT laws have undergone a number of revisions in 2014. Published in the Official Gazette no. 130/2014 and effective as of 11 September 2014, the new Law on VAT makes VAT registration mandatory for companies with a turnover starting from USD 20,000. Also the new laws allows for e-invoicing as from March 2015. Albeit not in compliance with EU provisions on electronic invoicing.

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First Spanish Provincial Authority to be fully adapted to Facturae

It is estimated that with Facturae they would have saved roughly 40,000 Euro. For this reason, the provincial agency is promoting several information sessions for businesses and local authorities, to help promote electronic invoicing, even before the compulsory start-up scheduled for January 15, 2015.

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Everything you need to know about Facturae [video]

To help roll out Facturae more smoothly, EDICOM made a video that sums up in just 2 minutes everything you need to know about Facturae before taking the technological leap. In it, Miguel Soler, Pre-sales Department Manager from EDICOM, explains Spanish B2G e-invoicing, what its advantages are and how to ignite adoption.

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ACCA updates its research on UK/EU SME e-invoicing adoption

ACCA updates its research on UK/EU SME e-invoicing adoption

ACCA- the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants- is the global body for professional accountants. And this summer 2014, ACCA updated and substantially expanded its estimates of e-invoicing adoption among UK SMEs, resulting in this very interesting report, called: E-invoicing Adoption by UK SMEs: 2013–14 Estimates.

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The EU has new legislation on e-signatures and trust services

September 15, 2014  |  Digitalisation, Europe, Legal

It (1) lays down conditions for mutual recognition of electronic identification, (2) sets rules for trust services, in particular for electronic transactions, (3) creates a legal framework for electronic signatures, seals and time stamps, electronic documents and (4) deals with electronic registered delivery services and certificate services for website authentication.

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