Archive for Europe

Is it worth to implement e-invoices and invoice automation in Poland? A case study

December 9, 2013  |  Adoption, Europe, Invoice Automation

This particular organisation started to think about invoice automation approximately 10 years ago, when EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) invoices were taken into use in the retail sector. Then the calculated return on investment (ROI) was negative and the project was suspended. The next attempt caused difficulties in implementation of matching of EDI invoices based on in-house developed functions in the ERP system. 2013 was the year when the third attempt to automate invoices in P2P process was made. The company has chosen in-house solution and the implementation project supported by OpusCapita will go on for 4 to 6 months.

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Portugal mandates use of certified electronic invoicing software

On November 22, 2013, the Portugese Ministry of Finance published Ordinance Nº 340/2013. The ordinance includes modifications to the certification process for electronic billing software and solutions.
As of now all e-invoicing software must be audited and certified by the Portugese Tax Authority: the Direcção Geral de Contribuições e Impostos (the DGCI). That said, all proprietary software will no longer be considered valid without proper certification. Even if it follows the XML file construction criteria with inclusion of the mandatory fields proposed by the tax authorities!

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The status on Spanish E-Invoicing – A Step Closer to Paperless Administration

The Spanish Ministro de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas (Ministry of Finance and Public Administration) issued a nice communication on the status of e-invoicing in Spain. The communication provides us with a general introduction to Spanish e-invocing, their position on e-invoicing formats, the current Spanish e-invoicing legislation, the General e-Invoice Entry Point (FACe) and the way Spain is to mandate B2G electronic invoicing.

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InvoiceSharing connects with SimplerInvoicing to stimulate e-invoicing

InvoiceSharing is announced as the latest member of the SimplerInvoicing network of 15 Dutch software companies and e-invoicing service providers. The primary aim of the collaboration is to realize a broad acceptance, standardisation and, as a result, implementation of e-invoicing. By joining forces, the use of electronic invoices becomes easier for any organisation.
InvoiceSharing believes in the end of paper invoices and combines unique technology with a disruptive business model. InvoiceSharing is developing a platform where anybody can send and receive free electronic invoices.

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Coolblue Selects Top Image Systems for AP Automation of 80.000 invoices

November 28, 2013  |  Europe, Invoice Automation

CoolBlue needed one uniform system that would replace manual data entry, matching, routing and other routine tasks with an automated process. CoolBlue also needed a system that would work both with their customized logistic system as well as with the two different financial systems they employ - a finance system in which they process their supply chain and an accounting system where they manage invoices without POs.

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GXS to Host Members of Parliament, discussing Competitiveness of UK SMEs

November 28, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Events

Electronic commerce and electronic invoicing offer many benefits to SMEs including reduced printing and postage costs, improved customer service and an enhanced ability to secure new customers locally and abroad. GXS Freeway provides a platform for SMEs focused on B2B enabling these companies for increased local and international expansion opportunity.
At this invitation only event, GXS representatives will discuss how 2,300 small and medium size enterprises use GXS Freeway to conduct B2B e-commerce with larger national and multi-national corporate customers.

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Itella Information is now OpusCapita!

From November 1st 2013 onwards, Itella information continues under the new name of OpusCapita. The name change is one element of their sharp focus on comprehensive financial automation services and solutions.
OpusCapita name is already well known and recognized in all the key markets, and has established itself as a value-adding element of their total offering. The new company name, dignifies their capabilities in the field of cash flow automation while communicating a comprehensive knowledge in financial process streamlining.

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EESPA elects Esa Thilia and Charles Bryant as co-chairs up until 2016

EESPA elects Esa Thilia and Charles Bryant as co-chairs up until 2016

November 22, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe

Esa Tihilä, CEO of Basware, and Charles Bryant, European Affairs Advisor at OB10, have been named as co-chairs of the European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA).
This is the first time that the EESPA has appointed co-chairs. The EESPA believes that the shared approach and co-operation model, including the close support of the Executive Committee, will continue to provide sound governance and leadership of the association.

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Barry Callebaut selects Anachron for a global hybrid e-Invoicing solution connected to SAP

Within a short timeframe, Barry Callebaut will serve 100% of its customers online, with over 150K e-invoices per annum. To ensure a smooth transition, paper and electronic invoicing are combined in one solution. Initially, the e-Invoicing portal will be available in eight languages, with more languages and orderto-cash functionalities planned for phase two.

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EDPS: privacy in the EU proposal for electronic invoicing in public procurement?

November 18, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Government

The EDPS is an independent supervisory authority devoted to protecting personal data and privacy and promoting good practice in the EU institutions and bodies. The EDPS does so by monitoring the EU administration's processing of personal data, advising on policies and legislation that affect privacy and cooperating with similar authorities to ensure consistent data protection.
The EDPS has been reading through the latest proposal for a directive on electronic invoicing in public procurement. Based on that they came up with the some interesting privacy conclusions and recommendations:

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