Norwegian finance portal launches new bank switching function

February 25th, 2009 by in Adoption, Electronic Invoicing

A new solution was launched by the Norwegian Minister of Finance Kristin Halvorsen, the Minister of Children and Equality Anniken Huitfeldt and the Director of the Norwegian Consumer Council Randi Flesland through the financial portal, aiming at facilitating the process of switching banks or even starting negotiations within a bank in order to achieve […]

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Dutch Tax Authorities take a head start on the new EU e-invoicing directive

February 16th, 2009 by in Adoption, Featured Articles

The industry in The Netherlands has been released from a huge paperwork burden, after the political decision was taken to allow e-mail for sending invoices. This administrative change provides entrepreneurs with possible annual savings worth € 600 million.

The tax authorities state that paper is no longer sacred. Companies are allowed to send invoices to each other per email, without having to pass all kinds of […]

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E-Invoicing / E-Billing in Europe – Taking the next step towards optimised processes

February 11th, 2009 by in Adoption, Publications

An organisation can save 1-2% of their turnover by replacing paper invoices and optimising the related processes. Electronic and automated invoice processes can result in savings of 60-80% compared to traditional paper based processing. Thus the payback time on investments in E-Invoicing projects can be as short as six months.

In 2008, roughly 1 […]

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Voestalpine Railpro selects TIE Kinetix Business Integration Platform

February 9th, 2009 by in Publications

TIE Holding N.V. (“TIE”) has announced that Voestalpine Railpro has selected the TIE Kinetix Business Integration Platform for the Computer to Computer Integration with its most important customers. 
With the selection of the TIE Kinetix Business Integration Platform, Voestalpine Railpro significantly improves the integration and establishes efficiency advantages in the processes of exchanging, processing and managing […]

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The EEI Platform Activity Plan 2009

January 29th, 2009 by in Adoption

In October 2008 the EEI Platform was announced. Together with a website, an e-mail newsletter and several social network site connections (Twitter, Ning, Slideshare, Youtube and so on), the EEI Platform consist of a considerable amount of 21 Founding Partners.

As stated in the interim report of the E-invoicing Expert Group communication is of the […]

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A look at the Mid-Term Report of the E-Invoicing Expert Group

January 29th, 2009 by in Featured Articles, Publications

Update: The report outlines the progress made during the first year of the group’s mandate and represents an important step towards a European Electronic Invoicing Framework which the Expert Group will develop until the end of 2009. Stakeholders are invited to comment on the report until 13 March 2009. They […]

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Report: "E-Invoicing as a "keystone" between companies, banks and PA"

January 28th, 2009 by in Adoption, Publications

The Observatory on Electronic Invoicing and Dematerialization was set up in 2006 by the Politecnico di Milano’s School of Management with the specific aim of demonstrating the inherent value of adopting electronic invoicing and document dematerialization processes and, in general, of digitalising the entire order-payment cycle. At the same time, the Observatory seeks to encourage […]

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ING connects to the Digitale Nota via Billington

January 23rd, 2009 by in Electronic Invoicing

As of this week, senders of Digitale Nota who are serviced by Billington, can also reach their customers who are using the Postbank internet banking environment ( By connecting ING with the 3 main Biller Service Providers, the Digitale Nota is now fully operational and there is no reason anymore not to realize […]

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ACBI changes business name into CBI Consortium

January 21st, 2009 by in Adoption, Publications

The creation of the CBI Consortium – Customer to Business Interaction, which replaces the Interbank Corporate Banking Association created by ABI in 2001, was approved on 20th of May 2008 during the ACBI annual meeting. The new CBI Consortium, established in Rome, was created to ensure an even more efficient management of Interbank Corporate Banking; this […]

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SEPA bank-client standard available

January 19th, 2009 by in Uncategorized

The Dutch banks have composed a standard message for the customer initiation of a European bank transfer. This allows business and IT customers and / or ERP providers to a set up a generic and correct SCT UNIFI / XML message supported by the Dutch banks.

Read the ‘SEPA Credit Transfer XML customer-to-bank Implementation Guidelines for the […]

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