Archive for Interoperability

EDICOM and Liaison sign global interoperability deal

Thanks to the EESPA Model Interoperability Agreement (MIA) between the two, the more than 13,000 Edicom clients can exchange over 400 million business transactions annually through its network.

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With UBL a global e-document standard is within reach [Opinion]

In this Tradeshift blog, Tim McGrath discusses how openness of trade data is inevitable and that with UBL we can realize the equivalent benefits for information exchange that containerization brought to freight exchange. What is your opinion?

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EU B2G E-invoicing received 9 million Euro in 2014 from the CEF Facility

November 17, 2014  |  Europe, Interoperability

European Business to government e-invoicing received 9 million Euro in funding from the Connecting Europe Facility. Even more grants are expected in 2015 or 2016 if the uptake of the envisaged technical platform for B2G e-invoicing is considered too low to ensure continuous usage and financial sustainability.

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Dutch SIDN to take over governance of the SimplerInvoicing framework

September 19, 2014  |  Cooperation, Interoperability

In the Netherlands an additional PEPPOL ‘layer’ was developed, called SimplerInvoicing. The SimplerInvoicing layer contains rules against blacklisting, exclusion, use of the Simplerinvoicing brand, recommendations on mass-onboarding clients in the SMP, recommendations on activating sending and receiving trading entities.

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KPMG globally launches the universal InvoiceSharing connector [video]

Today, KPMG officially launches the universal KPMG InvoiceSharing connector to the world. The last few months they have been working hard to create a standardised connector that allows all ERP system (but especially the bigger SAP’s en Oracle’s) to seamlessly connect with InvoiceSharing.
The universal KPMG Connector for InvoiceSharing allows for all invoices to be automatically processed in your ERP system.

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Belgium government receives first ever UBL e-invoice

At the initiative of the Minister Olivier Chastel and the Secretary of State Hendrik Bogaert, the Belgian federal authorities this week received their first non-PDF UBL electronic invoice.
The non-PDF UBL e-invoice was sent by Electrabel via "Mercurius", which is a centralized platform for receiving electronic invoices. Electronic invoices received via this platform are automatically integrated into Fedcom, the accounting system of the Belgian Federal Public Services.

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Anachron signs Belgian ESP initiative for an e-invoicing interoperability charter

In Belgium there is such a thing as the ESP (E-invoicing Service Providers) Protocol. It is the result of three recently signed protocols to promote the current adoption of 20% to new levels. Similar to France.
In the ESP protocol, the ESPs and the Belgian Business Software Providers (BBSPs) agree to produce a standard for data exchange that will allow them to exchange electronic invoices more smoothly.

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44 of the best E-invoicing and AP automation news items in March 2014

We have gathered over fourty international news items, views and acquisition jubilee here at the E-invoicing Platform over the past couple of weeks - but if you missed it, the Monthly Recap of March 2014 is your humble servant.
Here’s every one of those stories from the entire month, waiting for you in an convenient format. So read what interests you, and then go out there and grab the benefits!

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GS1, PEPPOL, SimplerInvoicing, HubAlliance,…Interoperability interrupted?

April 22, 2014  |  Adoption, Europe, Interoperability

There is a very interesting LinkedIN discussion going on regarding interoperability in Europe. What to choose from with platforms in place like OpenPEPPOL, GS1, OpenPEPPOL, SimplerInvoicing, HubAlliance and so on? Or maybe you want to stick with the proprietary platform of the largest e-invoicing service provider(s)? And even though they are all promoting the same cause (interoperability), it sometimes seems as if their different -business- perspectives on interoperability are having an effect on the current interoperability uptake.

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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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