Antwerp Port Authority Partners with GlobalSign to meet eVAT Legislation

December 9th, 2008 by in Uncategorized

GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificates and Digital Identities for securing PDF documents, has today announced the success of the Antwerp Port Authority project, designed to meet the requirements of Circulaire nr AOIF 16/2008 (E.T.112.081) for the creation and retention of e-invoices. In January 2004 the European […] Read more »

EC: Action Plan on e-signatures and e-identification

December 4th, 2008 by in Uncategorized

The use of electronic communication in government related services has grown rapidly. This development is visible in the public as well as the private sector. The focus on specific national issues however might cause a slowdown in cross-border transaction markets. The conversion from nondigital to digital services requires identification and signatures.

Several […] Read more »

Growing internet access and use in the EU27 in 2008

December 3rd, 2008 by in Publications

Nearly 30% of individuals use internet banking, 60% of households have internet access.
In the EU27, 60% of households had access to the internet during the first quarter of 2008, compared with 54% during the first quarter of 2007, and 48% had a broadband internet connection, compared with 42% in 2007.
These data published by Eurostat, the […] Read more »

French banks down tools on EU-wide payment project

December 2nd, 2008 by in Adoption

French banks have suspended the launch of new pan-European payment services due to confusion over tariffs in the latest setback for a key EU project to improve consumer choice and boost growth.

The European Union has plans for a single euro payments system or SEPA to give its 495 million consumers cheap payments of bills and […] Read more »

Swift set for greater involvement in e-invoicing

December 2nd, 2008 by in Adoption, Electronic Invoicing

Financial messaging network Swift is consulting with its membership about the potential provision of an interbank e-invoicing exchange network and the creation of a banking industry wide standard.
In a survey of the top 50 MT 103 banks, Swift found that 28 of the 29 banks that responded already offer or plan to offer B2B e-invoicing […] Read more »

SEPA and e-Invoicing: ECB progress report 2008

November 27th, 2008 by in Adoption, Publications

In the sixth progress report on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), published this week, the Governing Council of the ECB welcomed the evident progress made on this project, but emphasised that work urgently remains to be done to ensure the success of SEPA. The sixth progress report also contains a list of “Ten milestones […] Read more »

Intelligent PDF: removing barriers?

November 25th, 2008 by in Adoption, Featured Articles, Invoice Automation

Last week, Adobe presented its intelligent PDF eInvoicing solution in a white paper. Adobe proposes an end-to-end approach in which the e-invoice is interpretable by both humans and computer systems. The Adobe approach is based on the eInvoicing processes as described by the CEN/ISSS Workshop on Compliance of e-Invoices and is expected to be compliant with […] Read more »

European Commission: webpage on e-invoicing

November 25th, 2008 by in Adoption, Electronic Invoicing

At the start of 2008, the European Commission has set up an Expert Group on the subject of electronic invoicing. The thirty members of the Expert Group should represent all key stakeholders concerning e-Invoicing. The members shall be appointed by the Commission from specialists with competence in the area of e-Invoicing on the basis of applications […] Read more »

First release of OASIS UBL 2.0 IDD begins public review

November 25th, 2008 by in Adoption

The first set of UBL 2.0 data dictionary translations is now out for public review. The first set of UBL 2.0 data dictionary can be downloaded from
Created by OASIS UBL localization subcommittees (LSCs) to aid in global UBL deployment, this package provides translations of the 1900+ standard UBL business term definitions into Japanese, Italian, […] Read more »

Spanish Plan Avanza supports new technologies in SMEs

November 25th, 2008 by in Adoption, Publications

The Plan Avanza has mobilised € 1800 million in 2006-2008 to facilitate the introduction of new technologies in Spanish SMEs. David Cierco, Director General for Development of the Information Society within the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade unveiled this information on the occasion of the presentation of the Prointur project (Profesionalización del Turismo […] Read more »