Archive for Interoperability

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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Anachron and OFS Portal enter into Roaming Agreement

Anachron and OFS Portal enter into Roaming Agreement

The agreement enables oilfield customers of OFS Portal Members to adopt Anachron as a machine integrated platform for exchanging valuable data and transactions with the OFS Portal Member through the use of open, non-proprietary standards. As a result, industry-players are able to adopt and benefit from latest technologies and services.

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Easily automate your PDF Document Exchange with Smart PDF Connect

PDF documents can be difficult or time consuming to retrieve the necessary information by software without human intervention when processing into your back office system. Manually processing and adjusting documents create additional expenses, time and errors. With Smart PDF Connect customers are able to process, translate and integrate PDF documents automatically with your back office system with 100% accuracy, regardless of the ERP system.

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Bram Kuijper appointed chair of the SimplerInvoicing Foundation board

Bram Kuijper appointed chair of the SimplerInvoicing Foundation boardBram Kuijperhas been appointed chair of the SimplerInvoicing foundation board for at least the next twelve months. SimplerInvoicing is a initiated by 12 Dutch e-invoicing service providers, 2 ERP providers and Logius (the Dutch govermental IT organisation). The goal of this PEPPOL based initiative is to make structured e-invoicing much simpler. Voila! The daily board of SimplerInvoicing consists of five members.

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