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PEPPOL made mandatory for Swedish central government agencies as of 2018

ESV has adopted the regulations for e-procurement in Swedish central government agencies. The mayor change is a requirement that by November 2018 all government agencies shall be able to use the PEPPOL network for their ordering and invoicing processes. The regulation issued by ESV explicitely states that central government agencies shall have the capability to use the PEPPOL network and be registered as recipients for different PEPPOL BIS messages in a Service Metadata Publisher (SMP). This is an important step to increase adoption of PEPPOL in Sweden and it will facilitate on-boarding of suppliers to government.

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SCF Community issues ‘open RFI’ project, e-invoicing plays a vital role as an enabler

In the ‘open RFI’ project, over 30 providers of supply chain finance (SCF) services will participate with the goal to directly compare the services available to corporations who seek to put in place an supply chain finance programme for their smallest suppliers.

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United States mandates all-electronic B2G invoicing in 2018

United States mandates all-electronic B2G invoicing in 2018

To address cash flow issues for businesses, particularly small businesses, the US Administration already took steps to facilitate accelerated payments to small businesses and small business subcontractors.
In the opinion of the ‘Executive Office of the President’ electronic invoicing can further these goals while also reducing administrative burden and costs to taxpayers. And therefore it is decided that in 2018 there will be all-electronic invoicing.

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[UPDATED] Argentina, Mexico and Brazil cooperate to exchange compliant international e-invoices

The program's objective is to establish an e-invoice information system between the three pilot administrations and once in place participation will be extended to other member countries of the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT).

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The EESPA annual survey results are in: almost 1 billion e-invoices processed!

986 million electronic invoices were processed and delivered to invoice receivers in 2014 by EESPA members. This represented a significant growth of 17 per cent over 2013 volumes of 840 million.
In summary: the 2014 figures reveal a rather less buoyant growth in B2B and B2G transactions processed than in the previous year. The B2C sector on the other hand showed very substantial growth and a growth of over 50% is very striking.

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We proudly present: Kewill – Our newest E-invoicing Platform sponsor!

A warm welcome to the E-invoicing Platform for Kewill. We hope that this sponsorship will aid Kewill to live up to its goal of delivering solutions that accelerate global trade and logistics.
And we are thankful that they allow us to carry out our ambition: to promote the best practices and adoption in electronic invoicing and invoice automation and distribute them to end-users.

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EC signs agreement with OpenPEPPOL for e-delivery. Not e-invoicing…

The EC wants a full functioning Digital Single Market. And that requires more interoperability between Member States and different sectors. This is why the EC is promoting the roll-out of essential digital services: eID, eDelivery, eSignature, eInvoicing and Automated Translation.

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Italian legislation: incentives to promote B2B e-invoicing adoption

Italian legislation: incentives to promote B2B e-invoicing adoption

In essence, those who decide to stop using paper will benefit from simplified administration and accounting requirements, with the exemption, for example, from the need to submit the spesometro (yearly list) and “blacklist” declaration. There will also be improvements in issues regarding VAT returns, which the Administration must implement within less than three months.

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D+H buys Fundtech for $1.25 billion in cash, expanding its reach in the USA

D+H buys Fundtech for $1.25 billion in cash, expanding its reach in the USA

With Fundtech D+H will now service eight of the top 10, and 32 of the world's top 50 banks, along with about 190 of the top 300 U.S. banks. Fundtech holds some 1,500 employees and 19 offices globally.

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WANTED: Free handy tools to create and send UBL Invoices + UBL Chain Test introduction

Next to the SimplerInvoicing initiative, the Netherlands has witnessed yet another initiative to stimulate the uptake of e-invoicing using UBL. Translated into proper English, it is called the “UBL Chain Test.” I participate this project, and so are already 63 other organisations since the start early December 2014!
The goal is to facilitate the majority of the providers of bookkeeping software and related services to make it possible for them to help companies and public organisations to create, send, receive and process UBL e-invoices.

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