Ariba unveils major overhaul of its user interface. And a mobile app!

April 17, 2015  |  Events, Financial software, Procurement  |  Comments Off

Ariba introduced a new user interface (UI) at its AribaLive conference, which is not just a pretty redo of a staid interface, but a complete rethinking towards a consumer prone interaction with the software. Also the mobile app, called Ariba Mobile, allows users to view, track and act on requisitions from their mobile devices.

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Lift off! Air France-KLM selects Tradeshift for global e-invoicing and collaboration

Lift off! Air France-KLM selects Tradeshift for global e-invoicing and collaboration

April 15, 2015  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Financial software, Invoice Automation  |  Comments Off

After a tender involving the major actors for e-invoicing solutions, the airline opted to implement Tradeshift due to their clear offer, strategy, business model and proven supplier on-boarding rates.

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

March 24, 2015  |  Cooperation, Electronic Invoicing, Featured Articles, Financial software  |  Comments Off

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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How Heineken achieved 90% straight-through-processing rates with e-invoicing

February 25, 2015  |  Electronic Invoicing, Events, Financial software, Invoice Automation  |  Comments Off

The Heineken story is quite impressive. In addition to all the great things you know about the brand, Heineken has achieved great success in their finance department over the past few years with a combination of accounts payable automation and e-invoicing.

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Whitworths moves to Wesupply's OneTime managed EDI service

Whitworths moves to Wesupply’s OneTime managed EDI service

February 20, 2015  |  Digitalisation, Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Financial software  |  Comments Off

Whitworths made the decision to change EDI providers when it became clear that integrating its incumbent EDI solution with its new ERP system would be costly and require considerable internal resource.

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USA comes with ‘Comply or Explain’: the next step before mandatory use of their Invoice Processing Platform

USA comes with ‘Comply or Explain’: the next step before mandatory use of their Invoice Processing Platform

The US Office of Management and Budget is developing new guidance that would strongly encourage agencies to use only the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) for electronic transactions.
The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is circulating a ‘Comply or Explain’ draft memo that wouldn't quite mandate the use of the IPP, but it would require agencies to justify why they wouldn't use the IPP. Federal CFOs currently are commenting on the draft guidance.

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Medius sells its ERP consulting business focuses on cloud-based AP invoice automation

February 10, 2015  |  Financial software, Invoice Automation, Merger, Acquisition, Funding  |  Comments Off

Medius is selling its Microsoft Dynamics ERP consulting business, Medius Dynamics AB, to Danish IT group EG in order to put a sharper focus on its objective to be the leader in cloud-based AP invoice automation.

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NEW: PaletteArena 6.3, featuring Enhanced Spend Management and Payment Integration

February 3, 2015  |  E-procurement, Financial software, Invoice Automation  |  Comments Off

The enhancements provide finance and procurement departments with a fully comprehensive solution that delivers greater control and management of all business revenue and expenditure, giving complete oversight of the entire P2P process.

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We welcome Tradeshift as the latest sponsor of the E-invoicing Platform

Tradeshift wants to fundamentally change the way business works. From the smallest independent contractor to the biggest corporations on earth, Tradeshift is working on connecting the dots to create a new cloud-based framework that supersedes everything that came before.
Everything Tradeshift does is centered around creating value over profit maximization, transparency and knowledge sharing, collaboration over command and control and last but not least: empowering the individual over micro-managed processes.

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When will the trade finance world see the future? [Opinion]

When will the trade finance world see the future? [Opinion]

December 11, 2014  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Financial software, Payment, Supply Chain Finance  |  Comments Off

Companies are moving into open account trade relations. Banks' role is limited to money transfer and fees made, in letter of credit methods are now gone. Apparently with the Bank Payments Obligation, SWIFT has once again thought to have found a cure (after its failed TSU product) to recapture the dying trade income.

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