Archive for Standards

From one-on-one, via one-to-many into the many-to-many era

February 7, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Standards

On the company's weblog Christian Hjorth, Chief Commercial Officer at Tradeshift, posted an insightful article called “The Platform Era is upon us”. Christian explains in his article how the e-invoicing environment has changed in three phases in the last decade.

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UPDATE: Forum elektronische Rechnung Deutschland (FeRD) presents new PDF A/3-XML data model at CeBIT!

February 6, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Standards

The ZUGFeRD standard describes a document and data format for the exchange of electronic invoices. In its basis it is a hybrid approach, in which a visual representation is based on a PDF/A-3 document, while all the billing data file is embedded in the document in XML format.

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AENOR awards EDICOM with ISO/IEC 20000:2011 standard certificate

November 28, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Standards

For a greater peace of mind for their customers and users, EDICOM annually submits itself to several external audits. And after a recent audit sponsored and supervised by AENOR (Spanish Standardisation and Certification Association) EDICOM has obtained the ISO/IEC 20000:2011 standard certificate. Good going, EDICOM.

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Great idea: embed structured invoice data into a PDF envelope

Feelings run high whenever we write something about PDF invoices. Guess we’ll never come to an agreement on the subject, or will we..? Bruno Koch pointed out to us in his EXPP Summit E-invoicing Newsletter that there are plans to embed structured invoice data (UN/CEFACT CII) into a PDF envelope. Is this the answer to all our problems?

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Give the EC your view on e-invoicing in public procurement!

Some of the EU member states have made e-invoicing mandatory for business-to-government (B2G) transactions, which has led to several separate national e-invoicing systems. The result: fragmentation of the internal market. The EC is trying to figure how to overcome the barriers of e-invoicing in public procurement. You’ve guessed it: a consultation.

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PDF and scanned invoices don’t allow for automated invoice processing. Stone Age anyone?

Here we take the risk of offending some of you. But honestly, anyone who says that “PDFs and images don’t permit automated processing” has either been living under a rock for the last ten years (and shows to remain to do so) and/or acts a stakeholder in favour of structured e-invoices.

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Participate in the revision of UN Recommendation 14 on Electronic Signature

August 28, 2012  |  Legal, Publications, Research, Standards

UN/CEFACT has validated a revision of Recommendation 14. It was originally drafted in 1979 and is in serious need of updating. Lance Thompson has been confirmed as chair for coordination of this revision work. Any experts in the field, who are interested in participating, please contact him a message via LinkedIn with your contact details.

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Temporary offer: 50% discount on analysis of invoice stream

The new Scan & Capture service from Certipost offers you a simple way of converting these invoices into digital invoice data. Curious about the benefits for your company? Ask for a free no-obligation appointment or a 2-days analysis including a cost/benefit analysis at a 50% discount.

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Make connections and data integration easier with any-to-any integration “as a service”

There are two obstacles to companies that want to exchange data with customers, suppliers or other business relationships: connecting and data integration. To take the hassle out of that, Liaison has announced a broad range of cloud services and on-premises applications within its Data Aware Cloud Services Brokerage Platform.

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CEN Draft Interoperability Agreement remodelled into Draft Framework

June 12, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Standards

As the Europeans probably know, there has been three series of CEN E-invoicing Workshops. And now one of these deliverables, the draft Model Interoperability Agreement prepared by the CEN Phase 3 Workshop on e-Invoicing, was used as a foundation for a Technical Interoperability Framework. More details will be made available in November

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