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The State of E-invoicing – 2016 Trend Report [Sponsoring opportunity]

E-invoicing is on the rise. The next 5 to 10 years, millions of companies and organisations will be looking for applications, providers, products and services. They start (and validate) their decision making processes by researching information. And in today's world, the most effective and efficient way of information gathering is by using online and social media resources.

Starting from 2004 numerous daily search queries on e-invoicing, by representatives of these millions of companies and organisations all over the world, have created a massive ‘e-invoicing data set’. Using this data set, this report answers questions like: ‘What are the best en worst performing queries on e-invoicing?’, ‘Which topics are rising faster than others compared to a year, two years or five years ago’, ‘What are the trending topics in Europe, North America, Latin America and in Asia?’, ‘Which providers can be ranked among the stars in their domain?’, ‘Did trends mentioned by experts really take off?’, and so on.

We invite you to become part of this exciting report with unprecedented insights and audience. More details and the sponsoring opportunities about 'The State of E-invoicing - 2016 Trend Report' can be found in this document, as well as online here.

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Electric Ireland: discounts of up to €114 to EXISTING customers that accept e-billing

Energy experts said the offer to existing customers represents a new departure for an energy company. In fact is a novelty for almost every company in the EU, not just in Ireland or for an energy company!

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[UPDATE] Huh?! Lexmark is looking for a buyer…..?

Just last year Lexmark bought Kofax for a staggering $1 billion. In 2014 it bought Readsoft for $254 million. In 2013 it bought Saperion for $280 million. In 2012 it bought Brainware for $154 million. In 2010 it bought Perceptive Software for $280 million. So what's going on here?

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Introducing Data Interchange: international provider of EDI and eBusiness solutions

We are delighted to again welcome an e-invoicing service provider with a global reach. This time we give the floor to Data Interchange. Data Interchange is a leading international provider of EDI and eBusiness solutions. For more than 25 years, Data Interchange has helped thousands of satisfied customers. Data Interchange operates a global B2B network, Dinet, that enables trading partners all over the world to do business electronically.

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UBL 2.1 is now an ISO/IEC standaard. Big boost for e-invoicing!

Universal Business Language (UBL) has been available for over ten years now, and is becoming a predominant NEXTGEN format for electronic invoicing. In Europe and many other countries, the aim is that e-invoices will increasingly be distributed in UBL (sometimes in combination with PDF).
More and more governments, providers of accounting software and e-invoicing service providers support UBL. And now UBL 2.1 has officially been adopted as an international ISO / IEC standard. A major step towards UBL e-invoicing!

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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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