Contribute to EC’s Golden Book of e-Procurement Good Practices

September 18, 2012  |  E-procurement, Europe, Government  |  Comments Off

The European Commission invites everyone who has used an e-procurement platform as a bidder to contribute to the Golden Book of e-Procurement Good Practices. The survey is targeting users in a bidder role of any e-Procurement platform across Europe. The period of consultation runs from 11 September 2012 to 11 October 2012.

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[UPDATE] New EU E-invoicing directive? Well apparently not for Romania

August 30, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Legal  |  Comments Off

You’d reckon that if a member of the European Union changed its e-invoicing legislation, it would do so according to the new EU VAT Directive. That way e-invoicing would be harmonised at an EU level, simplified and liberalised. But no, not Romania. They changed their legislation into something that doesn’t comply with EU stipulations.

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Belgian e-invoicing legislation takes a leap forward

August 29, 2012  |  Europe, Featured Articles, Government, Legal  |  Comments Off

Go Red Devils! We hope that Belgian e-invoicing advances as majorly as their national football team. The recently approved draft proposal that aims to further simplify electronic invoicing and archiving for paper and electronic invoices puts us in an optimistic mood. The Belgians implement European Directive 2010/45/EU of 13 July 2010 with this new law.

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EC proposal for Tax Fraud Quick Reaction Mechanism adopted

August 28, 2012  |  Europe, Featured Articles, Legal  |  Comments Off

Last week a proposal for a Quick Reaction Mechanism (QRM) was adopted by the European Commission. The QRM allows Member States to respond more swiftly and efficiently to VAT fraud. Counteracting the fraud nearly immediately, while more permanent measures are being established.

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4 ISO20022 myths debunked

August 23, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Payment  |  Comments Off

As from 1 February 2014, SEPA will replace all local payment systems. Also the overall majority of regular payments and collections in the euro zone will have to be processed as a SEPA payment as of 1 February 2014. Despite, or perhaps due to, the increased interest in ISO 20022 some myths were born. Time to take a look at these myths and debunk them.

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Terrible online billing function drives customer mad [funny]

August 22, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe  |  Comments Off

In Utopia all goes well. Including e-billing. The last time we checked, we don’t live in Utopia. But in the real world. And in the real world even e-billing has its hick-ups. This business customer of a mobile phone company with a red and white logo, explains in a funny way how the online billing function drives him mad.

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6 e-invoicing news bytes: Taulia, Kubra, Swiss Post, Mopay, Fiserv, Striata and more

August 14, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, North America  |  Comments Off

It takes a bit more time to collect enough news items for a post in our news byte series during the summmer holidays. But no worries, we have found enough material to give you a glance at developments outside our “members zone”. With news from Taulia, Kubra, Swiss Post Services, UK Mail, Fiserv, Striata, and much much more…

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Itella is looking for a Customer Implementation Project Manager (e-services)

August 9, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Jobs  |  Comments Off

Do you live in Sweden, near Solna? Are you looking for a job in the e-services industry? Well, then Customer Implementation Project Manager at Itella in Sweden might be just the job for you!

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FACTURA-e: Electronic invoicing with the Spanish public administration.

August 2, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Government  |  Comments Off

With Directive 2001/115/EC each of the European member states has adopted (they had to) different approaches to set out a legislative framework for e-invoicing. Including Spain, which has been characterised in recent years by discrepancies in the requirements for electronic invoicing between the public and private sectors. So, what is deal here? Let’s take a look what’s going in Spain.

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Basware innovates Hungarian Rail’s purchase-to-pay

July 26, 2012  |  Europe, Invoice Automation  |  Comments Off

Travelling by train isn’t always a streamlined happening. The Hungarian national railway company, Hungarian Rail, must have thought that they could at least make sure that their purchase-to-pay process runs smoothly. And so the company is now working with Basware to improve its finance, procurement and purchasing procedures.

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