BREAKING: Lexmark wants to buy Readsoft for $US182 million. Cash.

Lexmark International, has announced that it has made a $US182 million cash offer for ReadSoft. The offer has been unanimously recommended by ReadSoft's Board of Directors. Since acquiring Perceptive Software in 2010 for $US280 million, printer giant Lexmark has been acquiring a suite of document capture process and content management offerings. Such as Pallas Athena in 2011 for $50.2 million. ReadSoft will now be added to the Lexmark portfolio if the offer is accepted.

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Looking for exposure? But not a member? This is your chance

Looking for exposure? But not a member? This is your chance

April 14, 2014  |  Featured Articles, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Some of the many (branding/exposure) features we offer to our members are now also available to non-members. That way your organisation benefits from what the E-invoicing Platform has to offer, without having to become a member straight away.
Post your event in our event calendar. Put a news item on the homepage of the E-invoicing Platform website, and make it stick for a week or two weeks. Or add it to our weekly newsletter. Perhaps you fancy a banner on the homepage for a month or even three months. Go ahead and see what we've got in store for you!

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Europe votes to protect net neutrality and to abolish roaming charges

Europe votes to protect net neutrality and to abolish roaming charges

This week the EU Parliament has voted in favour of abolishing mobile roaming fees and maintaining net neutrality. While US lawmakers have generally favoured corporate entities on these matters, this show the European Union’s tendency to share forces with consumers.
So what’s the deal on this with regard to e-invoicing? Well, not much at first glance. But let’s focus on the roaming fees.

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Introducing eFinans: the first and only finance solution for Turkish e-invoices

eFinans,provides e-Invoice Integration, tailor-made e-Invoice support, e-Invoice archiving, e-Ledger application services – as well as online banking solutions through its e-Commerce portal in Turkey. Since Septem­ber 2013, com­pan­ies in Turkey have to com­ply to new mandatory require­ments in e-invoicing. Please click here to download and examine the detailed offering of eFinans, especially for BCCT (Britisch Chamber of Commerce of Turkey) members.

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Who processes 300 million electronic invoices this year? Atlas Products International does!

Just six months after purchasing Orbit UK (the insurance EDI and ebusiness specialists) the rapid expansion of Atlas Products International now processes a whopping 25 million eInvoices. Every month! That is 300 million einvoices processed a year.
Atlas has significantly expanded its eInvoicing activities and credentials in the UK, Ireland, the rest of EMEA and North America over the past 12 months, surpassing many of its competitors through the provision of their intelligent eInvoicing platform, combined with industry leading delivery and customer service.

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Frequently Asked Questions about E-invoicing in public procurement

We were a bit in doubt whether we should write about a press release we just received in our e-mail inbox. Or whether we were to covertly tweet about it. It concerns the frequently asked questions about e-invoicing in public e-procurement. Similar to the explanatory notes on the 2010 EU e-invoicing directive here and here.
Though it does provide some clearance. However some things are still left unanswered. Like "what is an e-invoice?" or "What is de role of PEPPOL in this topic?". So in the near future we hope to unlock these also. But for now....here goes:

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Mexican e-invoicing displayed as best practice for Pan EU e-invoicing

More than 9,000 million (9 billion!) electronic invoices issued by different companies and entities in Mexico the past decade displays the success of the Mexican Einvoicing initiative. It represents a major step in the country's progress in its goal towards the development of e-government that provides greater efficiency, avoide the use of paper, to minimize fraud and to increase in public agility.
The successful implementation of electronic invoicing in Mexico has attracted much interest of the European Commission, as well as single EU Member States.

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Spanish companies saved at least € 458 million thanks to e-invoicing

The study "The Electronic Invoice in Spain 2012-2013" also confirms that 35% of all Spanish companies use e-invoicing. From 2012 to 2013 the absolute amount of companies grew from 120.000 to a total of 130.000. A growth of 10.2%, even while the number of firms in Spain has decreased by 1.84% during that period.

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Introducing our latest member: AMEXIPAC

AMEXIPAC is a non-profit organization that represents the leading e-Invoicing companies in Mexico. Our members are certified by Mexican Tax Authorities, (SAT) and as a group represent the majority of e-invoicing transactions issued in the country.
All AMEXIPAC members offer tax compliant e-Invoicing as well as value added services, such as sending and receiving solutions for different market verticals and segments, oriented towards improving customers´ business efficiency. AMEXIPAC brings together highly qualified legal and technical experts in order to meet the stringent requirements for e-invoicing in Mexico.
The implementation of these requirements by all members of AMEXIPAC have been set as a benchmark for e-Invoicing best practices in Mexico and Latin America.

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Hackers uses e-billing system connection to steal credit card data from 110 mln customers

Late 2013 Target (a massive US retailer) revealed it had been targeted by a team of unknown hackers, who managed to gain access to the personal info (and credit card numbers) of a whopping 110 million customers. It was, as onlookers noted at the time, a "disaster," and the impetus for at least one lawsuit.
Today comes news that the breach may have originated with Fazio Mechanical Services, a small heating and refrigeration contractor based in Pittsburgh.

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