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China introduces blockchain to increase tax revenues and e-invoicing efficiency

China introduces blockchain to increase tax revenues and e-invoicing efficiency

Recently, the Chinese government announced that it will utilize blockchain technology for social taxation, increased tax revenue and electronic invoicing. The blockchain network is currently in development  and will be fully operational in October of this year. The name of this blockchain will most likely be GACHAIN: Government Affairs BlockCHAIN

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The Q2 E-invoicing Yearbook 2017 is now available [Free download]

The Q2 E-invoicing Yearbook 2017 is now available [Free download]

In the second quarter of 2017 the E-invoicing Platform published 103 posts which we -for the purpose of the E-invoicing Yearbook- sorted into the following sections: - Featured providers - Opinions - Mandatory and compliant e-invoicing - Interoperability and standardisation (in Europe) - Case studies - News in general - Downloads, infographics and more - Beyond e-invoicing: innovative and new services - Acquisitions, mergers and funding - Around the globe This edition of the E-invoicing Yearbook has been developed with the support of: AcceptEasy, B2B Router, Basware, BuzonE, Cegedim, CloudTrade, Comarch, Corcentric, D Soft, Data Interchange, Edicom, EESPA, eFinans, First B2B, FIT Solutions, Invoiceware International, ISProjects, Order2Cash, Palette, Pagero, ProQuro, SNI, S4FN, Taulia, TIE Kinetix, TrueCommerce, Trustweaver, UBL Ready, Ventia, WorkFlowWise. 

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My suggestion for the CEF Telecom 2017-3 call for proposals on e-invoicing

Doesn't it feel a bit weird that EU community money (!) was spent on a new standard that is aimed be used by everyone, mandated (!) in the EU, but that is not freely available (!) because CEN holds the IP rights (!), and meanwhile there is €4 million available to promote adoption of this standard?

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First UBL+PDF demo invoices based on the EN 16931-1 E-invoicing Standard now available!

To support organisations that have to or want to implement this new EN 16931 standard, UBL Ready set out to develop demo reference files based on the UBL syntax and fully compliant with EN 19631. These files are now publicly available. The demo invoices are available in both UBL and PDF format with an explanation on the structure and calculation of the invoice.

UBL Ready currently provides the following demo files:

1. An extensive e-invoice with multiple VAT rates, discounts and surcharges – UBL + PDF

2. The extensive e-invoice, with additional UBL elements allowed by EN 16931 (though not necessary) – UBL + PDF

3. Credit note based on the extensive e-invoice – UBL + PDF

UBL Ready is currently working on other demo e-invoice files based on EN 16931, as well as working on a conversion guideline for those that already implemented UBL2.1/2.0.

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Nailing successful B2G e-invoicing: Scotland shows how it’s done!

Of course all over Europe government have to be able to receive and process e-invoices from its suppliers. Most of the times when an e-invoicing project is initiated, the initiator tends to make it easier for himself, imposing any burdens on the others. This is worrying to say the least, because as B2G e-invoicing is meant to reduce administrative burdens, it is no exception that the implemented (read: imposed/mandated) solution actually increases administrative burdens for companies. Luckily there are some areas in Europe that understand that you increase your benefits with e-invoicing by facilitating your suppliers. In Scotland for instance. They are doing things differently...

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Italy wants to make B2B e-invoicing mandatory, combating VAT fraud

Italy wants to make B2B e-invoicing mandatory, combating VAT fraud

Italy wants to step up the use of electronic invoicing, and is seeking a compromise with Brussels to allow Italy to lift the EU ban on making electronic invoicing mandatory in the business to business segment!

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Introducing: the E-invoicing Yearbook 2017 - Q1 [Free download]

Introducing: the E-invoicing Yearbook 2017 – Q1 [Free download]

As each post is interesting and newsworthy by itself, this is increased when we sort these posts in the sections underneath. In the first quarter of 2017 alone we published 103 posts sorted into 'trendy' categories. Download the free 'E-invoicing Yearbook - Q1' right now, right here [PDF, 112 pages]

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Introducing S4FN – Solutions for Finance in SAP

S4FN - Solutions for Finance in SAP. S4FN is all about e-transformation services to create SAP add-ons on ERP systems for financial solutions. Their main consideration is at SAP financial applications, adaptation of process and compatible integration.

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Introducing: UnifiedPost, from document exchange to single click payments

We are happy that UnifiedPost has once again become a sponsor of the E-invoicing Platform. UnifiedPost was founded in 2000 and has grown very swiftly over the last years. UnifiedPost started as a platform for document management. Over the years, UnifedPost has acquired several companies creating the group of companies it is today. UnifiedPost employs over 200 people working across Europe on a BPaaS platform based upon the basic components Document, Payment, Identity, all available in their own community.

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Show the world your “UBL Readiness’ with this FREE label: 97 providers already do

To promote the adoption of UBL and the benefits of UBL e-invoicing, a free label has been developed that (1) allows organisations to communicate their ‘UBL Readiness’ to their respective customers and supplier, called: ‘UBL Ready’, and (2) provides support for organisations that want to implement UBL e-invoicing. To become UBL Ready an organisation has to proof that it can either import the validated demo files of other UBL Ready participants, or produce a UBL+PDF e-invoice file that –after validation- can be imported by other UBL Ready participants. All in all, applicants only have to perform five or less steps to become UBL Ready! This way UBL Ready promotes easy, free, flawless, seamless exchange and processing of e-invoices!

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