Archive for Europe

Russian National certification Authority ZAO is connected to the PEPPOL

The Russian "National certification Authority" ZAO, is now connected to the PEPPOL eProcurement network. By connecting to the Russian National Certification Authority, organizations will have the unique opportunity to drive the adoption of standardized process automation and connectivity between Europe and Russia. This is expected to increase business opportunities and greater competition in both Russia and in the PEPPOL-countries.

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Basware delivers unified global processes and improved AP productivity at Aggreko

January 27, 2014  |  Europe, Invoice Automation

Accounts payable (AP) automation allowed Aggreko, the leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, to increase control over invoice processing, unify its financial processes across Europe and avoid risks of double or non-payment of supplier invoices. With a clear audit trail and visibility of invoice statuses, month end reporting was sped up and application of financial KPIs became possible. Job satisfaction within AP increased, all whilst saving operating costs.
George D Walker, Group ERP and Financial Systems Manager at Aggreko: ”Basware’s solution has enabled us to join up the processes with all of our suppliers and ensure consistency across each business unit.”

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10 E-invoicing, E-procurement and AP Automation bites you may have missed [week 3-2014]

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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European Parliament approves three new public procurement directives, effective 2016

European Parliament approves three new public procurement directives, effective 2016

January 21, 2014  |  Europe, Legal, Purchase-to-pay

On 15 January 2014, the European Parliament adopted a package of three new public procurement directives ("Directives") replacing the Public Sector Directive (Directive 2004/18/EC), the Utilities Directive (Directive 2004/17/EC) and introducing a directive on concessions.
The new EU rules on public procurement and concession contracts will ensure better quality and value for money when public authorities buy or lease works, goods or services. They will also make it easier for small and medium-sized firms to bid and include tougher provisions on subcontracting.

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Will you help France to connect her CHORUS-factures platform with OpenPEPPOL?

Well actually, the AIFE (The IT agency of the French Ministry for Economy and Finance Affairs), wants to open a permanent access to the PEPPOL network for the CHORUS-factures platform. AIFE plans to exchange e-Invoices across borders. And because of this cross border ambition of AIFE and OpenPEPPOL France (the organisation acting as national PEPPOL Authority) are inviting (foreign) suppliers, OpenPEPPOL operators, service providers, and national suppliers, to send e-Invoices to CHORUS-factures for final testing.

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Top Images System and Proge selected for an Italian banking process automation project

Top Image Systems has partnered with the Italian system integrator Proge-Software S.r.l. to market a joint TIS eFLOW® capture & workflow and Proge-Software document processing solution. The joint solution was selected for a banking process automation project at an important Italian bank that manually processed receipt of many multiple-page documents, each containing several orders, either at a central shared service center or via outside agencies.

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Proactis buys the EGS group, Clear Invoices for GBP 2.8 million

Proactis Holdings, a specialist spend control software provider, has acquired the EGS Group for £2.9million. EGS group is also active in the e-invoicing arena with Clear Invoices. It is said that the enlarged group will be the largest independent e-procurement service provider for the UK public sector.
For the year to 31 December 2012, EGS reported a turnover of £2.8million, with an operating profit of £404,000. EGS now has more than 70 clients, principally in the public sector, that use the EGS software to control more than £2.5billion of spend through 40,000 active suppliers.

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Top Image Systems wins 6 figure deal; integrates with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

January 13, 2014  |  Europe, Invoice Automation

Top Image Systems has won a six-figure deal to deploy eFLOW® INVOICE at the largest private oil and gas station operator in Austria. The sale is notable as a proof of the increased demand for deployment of eFLOWsolutions with integration to small and midsize business ERP systems, in this case to Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
The user seeks to optimize the processing of the 75,000 invoices collected each year by the company and its various subsidiaries from many distributed points of capture throughout Austria.

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UnifiedPost signs protocol to promote the adoption of e-invoicing services on the Belgian market

UnifiedPost signs protocol to promote the adoption of e-invoicing services on the Belgian market

January 13, 2014  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe

The main objective of the protocol was to formalize the collaboration between the ASA and the leading providers of e-invoicing services on the Belgian market. This is part of a larger initiative in which a total of 10 protocols will be signed with different industry groups. One of the commitments taken by the Belgian e-invoicing services providers which signed the protocol is to agree on a standard for invoice exchange - the result of a lobbying initiative from UnifiedPost and a step forward for making e-invoicing more accessible to SMEs.

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Europe extends SEPA transition with 6 months to ultimately August 2014

January 10, 2014  |  Europe, Featured Articles, Payment

The European Commission considers this measure necessary in order to reduce the likelihood of both domestic and cross border payment disruptions.
Technically, the current deadline of February 1 remains in effect, but the European decision enables an ultimate additional transition period of six months during which domestic payments without IBAN number can still be made, in other words: payments that not yet meet the new European standard.

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