Swiss Orange mandates e-billing while keeping a bit of customer loyalty in mind

July 25, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe  |  Comments Off

Orange has been pushing e-billing for years. As from 1 September 2012, Orange will push on-boarding to the next level. It is interesting to see that Orange doesn’t lay the entire burden of its ambition towards full e-billing with its customers. From our perspective, Swiss Orange has chosen a path that is just a bit more than bluntly mandating e-bills and fining paper statements. Let’s hope this a trend.

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Euromaster deploys PaletteInvoice to automate invoice processing

July 16, 2012  |  Europe, Invoice Automation  |  Comments Off

Euromaster (you know: the tyre service and car maintenance network in Europe) has decided to deploy PaletteInvoice to streamline its invoice processing. Euromaster has 180 sites in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, and nearly 1,950 service centres in 15 countries across Europe.

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EC Sets another e-procurement example: PEPPOL and e-Prior available as open source

July 13, 2012  |  E-procurement, Europe, Featured Articles, Government  |  Comments Off

e-Procurement should become the rule, not the exception. That’s why the European Parliament and the Council are considering a reform bill that should make e-Procurement the standard, throughout the EU, by mid-2016. And to set an example it is making its software for electronic procurement available as open source. This includes Open e-Prior and Open Peppol.

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Another Datacert white paper: e-billing in Europe and the impact of VAT

July 11, 2012  |  Europe, Legal, Publications  |  Comments Off

Corporate legal departments outside the EU find themselves challenged to keep track of all the requirements and regulations within all the different European borders. You can stop worrying, because this Datacert white paper provides an overview of the value added tax (VAT) systems and legal requirements in the EU.

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Warning! EU and Latin American e-invoicing are not the same thing!

Latin American governments do not take things lightly. They want to be on top of what is going on, and e-invoicing is no exception. The European approach is quite different and this is something to keep in mind when dealing with the Latin American e-invoicing process. Here is a top 5 of differences you need to understand.

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Cegedim and CIC add e-signatures to SEPA e-mandates, making them highly secured

July 9, 2012  |  Digitalisation, Europe, Payment  |  Comments Off

Cegedim and CIC have partnered to help enterprises migrate their systems to SEPA. SEPA is the European Union’s payment integration initiative for simplification and harmonization of member state money transfer systems. By adding CIC’s e-signatures to the Cegedim’s SEPA suite, they provide a highly secure SEPA e-mandates solutions.

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Call for application: Members for the EU VAT Expert Group

July 3, 2012  |  Europe, Featured Articles, Legal  |  Comments Off

On 26 June 2012 the EU Commission adopted a Decision to set up a group of experts on value added tax, called: the VAT Expert Group. On 28 June 2012, a call for applications for the selection of the members of the VAT Expert Group was published. The VAT Expert Group assists and advises the European Commission on VAT matters, including aspects concerning e-invoicing.

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AcceptEmail broadens international horizon with Deutsche Card Services

July 3, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Merger, Acquisition, Funding  |  Comments Off

Deutsche Card Services and AcceptEmail, a Dutch provider for electronic bill presentment and payment, have signed a cooperation agreement. The cooperation has numerous advantages for both merchants and customers, increasing transparency and customer loyalty. All right!

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Ricoh buys ADA, grows service business expertise

July 2, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Merger, Acquisition, Funding  |  Comments Off

Together with the document and business process outsourcing capabilities gained through the recent acquisition of Georg Kohl (Germany), Ricoh will be able to provide enhanced service offerings with the synergy of IT Services and Managed Document Services (MDS).

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EC says: E-invoicing one of the priority measures for the EU Internal Market

July 2, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Featured Articles, Legal  |  Comments Off

EU Commissioner Michel Barnier lifted a corner of the veil on what he calls “act two” of the priority measures of the Single Market Act. Speaking at the European Parliament, last 21 June, Michel Barnier said that electronic invoicing would be one of the priority measures for deepening the EU Internal Market.

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