Archive for Europe

Let’s publish some more on EU e-Invoicing Standardisation

October 10, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Publications

European e-invoicing is eminent as 1 January 2013 is approaching. While billing service providers are burning up the road with e-invoicing, EU policy makers have been busy lately with delivering several documents.Adding more pages of text to the soon to be simplified and liberalised European e-invoicing arena.

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Bruges first to embark on e-invoicing project

October 9, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Government

It’s for good reason that the medieval centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The largest city in the Belgian province of West Flanders doesn’t hang around in the Middle Ages when it comes to e-invoicing, because Bruges kicks off a major project to start off local authorities with e-invoicing in a simple and fast way.

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The Basware Certipost buyout from BPOST's perspective

The Basware Certipost buyout from BPOST’s perspective

Our previous post dealt with the Certipost acquisition from Basware’s perspective. And Basware and Certipost will without a doubt have aligned their press releases. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see how bpost perceives this acquisition. It shows some more insights in how Basware wants to execute their 2015 strategy: interoperability and economies of scale by acquisition.

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Basware buys Certipost’s Einvoicing network AND activities for EUR 18,2 million

Basware acquires the network and e-Invoicing business of Certipost. Basware intends to establish a fully owned Basware subsidiary in Belgium. The acquired assets and liabilities of Certipost will be transferred to this Basware Belgium entity. This is Basware's second acquisition in 2012, after it’s acquisition of the leading e-Invoice German operator First Businesspost.

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TIE enters DACH territory with ascention takeover

DACH is an abbreviation used to represent the dominant states of the German language Sprachraum. And what does that have to with TIE Kinetix? Well, the supplier of software solutions in a web environment has acquired ascention. ascention is a Business Intelligence consultancy company with offices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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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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Contribute to EC’s Golden Book of e-Procurement Good Practices

September 18, 2012  |  Europe, Government, Purchase-to-pay

The European Commission invites everyone who has used an e-procurement platform as a bidder to contribute to the Golden Book of e-Procurement Good Practices. The survey is targeting users in a bidder role of any e-Procurement platform across Europe. The period of consultation runs from 11 September 2012 to 11 October 2012.

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[UPDATE] New EU E-invoicing directive? Well apparently not for Romania

August 30, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Legal

You’d reckon that if a member of the European Union changed its e-invoicing legislation, it would do so according to the new EU VAT Directive. That way e-invoicing would be harmonised at an EU level, simplified and liberalised. But no, not Romania. They changed their legislation into something that doesn’t comply with EU stipulations.

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Belgian e-invoicing legislation takes a leap forward

August 29, 2012  |  Europe, Featured Articles, Government, Legal

Go Red Devils! We hope that Belgian e-invoicing advances as majorly as their national football team. The recently approved draft proposal that aims to further simplify electronic invoicing and archiving for paper and electronic invoices puts us in an optimistic mood. The Belgians implement European Directive 2010/45/EU of 13 July 2010 with this new law.

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EC proposal for Tax Fraud Quick Reaction Mechanism adopted

August 28, 2012  |  Europe, Featured Articles, Legal

Last week a proposal for a Quick Reaction Mechanism (QRM) was adopted by the European Commission. The QRM allows Member States to respond more swiftly and efficiently to VAT fraud. Counteracting the fraud nearly immediately, while more permanent measures are being established.

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