Electronic Signatures as Obstacles for Cross-Border eProcurement in Europe

June 26th, 2009 by in Adoption, Publications

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eProcurement is considered one of the most promising services within e-government in terms of cost and time efficiency. Within the European Union, the Internal Market requires cross-border eProcurement. The European Council has issued directives and guidelines for this purpose. While eProcurement works on national levels, cross-border eProcurement in Europe does not. This is […]

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The eID card to serve as a paperless train ticket

June 26th, 2009 by in Publications

Since 4 June 2009, it has been possible for those traveling the Belgian railways to use their Belgian electronic identity card (eID) as a valid train ticket. The new eService is the first of its kind in Europe.  

The procedure is convenient, simple, fast and environment friendly. The user buys a train ticket online via the […]

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CEN/ISSS E-invoice final deliverables June 18th – What to expect?

June 10th, 2009 by in Events, Featured Articles, Publications

CEN/ISSS invites everyone to attend the 4th CEN Industry Conference on Electronic Invoicing and Compliance. The conference takes place in the Diamant Building in Brussels on June 18th 2009.

After the completion of the CEN/ISSS eInvoicing Phase I Workshop in 2006, a Phase II workshop was launched in 2007. Now, during the Open Meeting on June 18th 2009, […]

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Lufthansa AG Switches to Paperless Invoices with OB10

April 29th, 2009 by in Uncategorized

Lufthansa is reducing costs and paper consumption with OB10 e-Invoicing in its accounting department.

Lufthansa has announced that it is implementing electronic invoicing with OB10, the world’s leading e-Invoicing network. The objective is to use the OB10 service to generate tax-compliant invoices, thereby reducing invoice management costs both in Germany and internationally.

“OB10 is an international operation […]

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Increased stake in Anachron illustrates ING’s vision for the future

ING strengthens focus on electronic invoicing with Anachron After raising its stake in Billington to 100%, ING has now also increased its interest in Anachron, a specialist in the field of electronic invoicing. ING expects the majority of European companies to switch to electronic invoicing within the next five years.

The increase in ING’s stake in […]

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Dutch State Secretary launches website for digital billing

March 25th, 2009 by in Adoption, Publications

Together with Wim Mijs, director of the Dutch Association of Banks, State Secretary Heemskerk of Dutch Economic Affairs launched the website www.ViaMijnBank.nl last week. 
Via this website, consumers and businesses receive information about the benefits of sending bills digitally. Moreover, customers of ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank ViaMijnBank are able to receive their invoices online, and pay online through their own […]

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Basware launches connectivity services to accelerate Purchase to Pay process automation

March 25th, 2009 by in Publications

Basware, the leading provider of purchase to pay solutions, today announced the launch of Basware Connectivity ( http://www.basware.com/our_solutions/supplier_connectivity/Pages/default.aspx ), a new set of enabling services to increase the adoption of electronic document exchange in difficult economic times for businesses. Basware Connectivity services allow suppliers and buyers of all sizes and maturity to transact electronically across […]

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EU: SEMIC.EU repository registers 100th interoperability asset

March 20th, 2009 by in Uncategorized

The Semantic Interoperability Centre Europe’s repository of interoperability assets has passed an important milestone. Two new core components were provided by the French Ministry of Budget’s General Directorate for State Modernisation (DGME), pushing the number of available solutions into the triple digits.

The 100th asset is a specification of “Financial Institution” in France. It is used […]

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OB10: potential savings e-invoicing up to €18 billion

March 13th, 2009 by in Adoption

Organisations across all industries are feeling the impact of the current economic downturn and looking for ways to cut costs and increase efficiencies without disruption to their productivity. Ideal solutions should be implemented swiftly; leveraging earlier IT investments and not requiring large capital investments.

According to the European Commission, businesses across Europe can save up to […]

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Opinion: Post no bills

March 3rd, 2009 by in Adoption, Publications

E-invoicing has not taken off as fast as its proponents might have hoped, but the economic climate might give their efforts new impetus.

The European Commission estimates that the potential cost savings of e-invoicing in the business-to-business sector will be €238 billion. The European Association for Corporate Treasurers puts the figure at €243 billion. According to […]

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