Archive for Publications

Do you take full responsibility for your einvoicing predictions? Do you?

We received a press release on yet another research. And what interested us most weren’t the actual outcomes of the study. No, it was the tail of the press release. Called the “Forward Looking Statements”. Our answer? Please: don’t make hollow predictions and take full responsibility for any of them.

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What a waste: spending two full working days a month on financial processes

February 18, 2013  |  Invoice Automation, Publications, Research

16 hours and 53 minutes. That’s more than 2 full working days (for those of us who aren’t workaholics at least). And that’s how much time the average SMB employee spends on financial processes according to Basware’s SMB Finance research. Oh, those financial processes aren’t part of these employees’ job responsibilities. Hmm.

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New GXS webinar on upgrading your B2B integration strategy

February 14, 2013  |  Digitalisation, Publications

Webinars have a downside. You have to be on your feet when you attend one. GXS has the answer, because they have a new webinar which is on-demand. So you can watch it again and again. It is called “A Call to Action: Upgrading and Modernizing Your B2B Integration Strategy” and features Benoit Lheureux of Gartner and GXS’s Steve Keifer.

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Bruno Koch’s 2013 International Market Overview & Forecast

A few days ago Bruno Koch posted a discussion in our LinkedIn group about his latest International Market Overview & Forecast. Although we have great respect for his work, we can’t help but wonder on what actual facts he bases his findings. Or are they guesstimates? What do you think? See for yourself in this brief summary (Europe only).

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Drivers, considerations and fears of e-invoicing adoption

February 5, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Publications, Research

In August 2012, and Ariba partnered to run a survey on the state of e-invoicing. They wanted to better understand the drivers, considerations and fears. Overall, those with no plans for e-invoicing lagged in virtually every category of strategic impact and savings. So never say we didn't ttell you so!

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Latest Certipost white paper shows you how to streamline your supply chain

Modern supply chains are becoming more and more complex and companies are switching to automation to keep up with this complexity. Certipost’s latest white paper gives you all the info you need and shows you what the advantages of Certipost e-Supply are.

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Best of wishes for 2013 [plus: top 10 best reads in 2012]

What a year 2013 will become! The last few years have been a rollercoaster ride; taking us through all the slopes and trenches of the Gartner Hype Cycle and delivering us at the slope of enlightenment. It is this place where we discover that the adoption rates of e-invoicing will equal those of B2B e-commerce.

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Draft of EC’s Golden Book of E-Procurement Good Practices is out now!

You’ve actually listened to the European Commission’s request to contribute to the Golden Book of e-Procurement Good Practices. So thanks for that. DG MARKT of the EC has recently published a draft version of the Golden Book. It consists of a set of 24 good practices which were derived from analysis of the info that you shared with them.

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Check where you stand with the e-Invoicing Maturity Model

We want to show our gratitude to Capgemini’s Jeroen Sprangers for enlightening us with the e-Invoicing Maturity Model. It reflects the seven different levels of e-invoicing for inbound invoicing. It will certainly help you determine where you stand and how you grow.

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EC’s latest roadmap on e-invoicing in public procurement

The EU has set out several initiatives to promote the uptake of e-invoicing. The famous 2010/45/EU and “A Digital Agenda for Europe,” for example. We don’t know about you, but even we sometimes lose sight of the overall picture. That’s why we love the EC’s latest roadmap on e-invoicing in public procurement.

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