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Introducing: Vereon / The Exchange Summit, 9 and 10 October 2017, Barcelona

We are excited to announce the newest sponsor of the E-invoicing Platform: Vereon, also know for its Exchange Summit (the successor of the EXPP summit). Get involved and benefit from great opportunities to learn and to share experiences on a global level. Meet and network with experts, thought leaders and professionals in E-Invoicing, Purchase to Pay, E-Procurement, Supply Chain Finance, AR/AP.

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The 4th EESPA annual survey results are in: >1,6 billion B2B/B2G/B2C e-invoices processed!

The 4th EESPA annual survey results are in: >1,6 billion B2B/B2G/B2C e-invoices processed!

1 615 million electronic invoices were processed and delivered in 2016 by members of the European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA). This represented a significant growth of 29 per cent over 2015 volumes of 1 252 million. This year for the first time EESPA asked the question ‘what is the average value of an invoice processed by your firm?’. The figure derived from the relative limited range of responses was EUR 5868. On this basis, the total value of the reported invoices processed was EUR 9 477 billion.

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Italy to launch CIUS-IT: the first CIUS based on e-invoice standard EN-16931 [UPDATE]

It will be interesting to see which countries will also implement EN-16931 together with a CIUS and how it will differ from this and other CIUS-es.  And that raises an other question: does your financial software allow for country specific invoice templates based on UBL? Is it CIUS-ready? This could become a big uh-oh for the successful adoption of e-invoicing in Europe.

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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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