UK Government wants mandatory e-procurement for health services sector in 2014

August 13th, 2013 by in E-procurement, Europe, Government

A new UK ‘eProcurement strategy’ for the entire NHS will be unveiled next month. Its centrepiece will be fierce pressure to adopt the ‘GS1 coding standard’, which is recognised worldwide for unique identification of products, locations and services. When into place, all hospitals in England must adopt international barcodes to buy their goods. This should […] Read more »

Malaysia introduces next generation e-procurement system

August 13th, 2013 by in Asia, E-procurement, Government

After 12 years of loyal service, the Malaysian government’s flagship e-procurement system called ePerolehan (eP) is to be replaced by a new eP system, NextGen eP, by 2015, as part of the country’s Government Transformation Programme . The new system’s digital architecture also supports the Digital Malaysia initiative, a national programme to advance the country towards a full digital economy by 2020.

The current eP system has modernised the government-to-business procurement landscape, since its launch in 1999. Earlier this month, the portal reached RM60 billion (US $18.5 billion) with over 1.5 million transactions since its inception. The new system:

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France transposes EU electronic invoicing directive into national law

August 13th, 2013 by in Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Legal

Directive 2010/45/EU pursues the objectives of its predecessors: to harmonize, simplify and streamline electronic billing processes, maintaining the possibility of electronic submission as long as the authenticity of origin and content integrity are guaranteed.

Publication of Decree 2013-350 of 25th April 2013 culminates the transposition of Directive 2010/45/EU on electronic invoicing to French legislation, substantially modifying the content of certain articles and annexes of the General Tax Code (CGI).

The new policy proposes new measures for senders and receivers of electronic invoices, such as the use of advanced electronic signature systems using secure devices with recognized certificates. In this post we take a closer look at these modifications and how they might affect senders and receivers of this type of documents.

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Boosting B2B e-invoice adoption – carrot or stick?

Several studies have shown that in B2C e-invoicing, stick works well better than a carrot: penalty fee for paper invoice receiving has dramatically boosted the e-invoice adoption, especially in telecommunication and utilities. But what about B2B?

For suppliers, e-invoice will usually satisfy only the customer requirements and may save some transaction and processing costs. But is there something else to be gained?

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CALL INC streamlines order and invoice management with Ariba

August 12th, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Every month, CALL INC. receives orders and over 250 invoices from its largest trading partner. And the company, which services the pharmaceutical industry through three subsidiaries, would manually validate and enter all of them into its accounting system. Not only was the process time consuming, it was costly.

CALL INC. had been using the Ariba(R) Network to manage purchase orders and invoices with a key customer. Then McMorris found out that she could connect Intuit QuickBooks – the company’s accounting system – to the network. And everything changed.

Using the Ariba Integration Connector, powered by Dell Boomi, CALL INC. was able to completely integrate POs, invoices and order confirmations between the Ariba Network and QuickBooks and drive game-changing improvements in efficiency and overall business performance.

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9 must read resources on Mexican CFDI e-invoicing transition as from 2014

The Mexico SAT, their governmental tax agency, announced the mandatory transition of all invoices, for companies generating more than 250,000 pesos in revenue annually, to an electronic process known as CFDI as from 1 January. With nearly 500,000 organizations potentially having to switch by the end of 2013, there is a mad rush to identify resources and solutions.

Here are 9 must read posts on this issue from Invoiceware, written by Scott Lewin:

The Changes in Mexico are OFFICIAL – Deadline set for December 2013

Mexico CFDI – The Basics Explained

Mexico eInvoicing – NO CFD Grandfather clause

Mexico CFDI eInvoicing – Red Flags to Avoi in Mexico CFDI eInvoicing

5 Questions to Ask a PAC

Did you just implement a Single Point of Failure

Don’t Forget the SAP Configuration

Printers, what do you mean I have to manage Printers?

Where is my Money? DSO Alert

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Consumers attitude towards e-billing adoption pressure. Same data, different results.

August 7th, 2013 by in Adoption, Featured Articles, Research

In an international survey from Two Sides carried out by research company Toluna, 2,500 US consumers were asked their opinion on a variety of billing and statement related issues with a focus on the present supplier pressure to switch to electronic bills and statements.

At first glance, the key findings show a bleak image when it comes to the attitude of consumers towards e-billing adoption pressure and the ‘going green argument’. However, with a little bit of spit and polish, we are able come up with slightly different findings. Statistics galore! Same data, different results….

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Compulsary dotcom e-invoicing in Turkey as from 2015

The Turkish Ministry of Finance’s has put into practice a project that has been long-awaited by the e-commerce sector. As from 1 January 2015 Turkish Dotcoms (companies that do e-commerce) are to issue e-invoices to their customers instead of paper invoices, according to the penned notification of Turkish Minister of Finance Mehmet ?im?ek.

The central hub in this plan is the e-archive application of the Revenue Administration. Once it is brought into effect, internet sales will be made faster, more secure, and with minimum cost. Moreover, online shopping can now be observed more closely, and therefore the tax loss in this area would be prevented more efficiently.

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Broekman Group selects Kewill’s supply chain execution platform

August 7th, 2013 by in Digitalisation

Headquartered in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, with 750 employees worldwide, Broekman Group is a “one stop” logistics service provider offering global multimodal transport, warehousing and customs management services. With Kewill Logistics, Broekman Group’s Logistics division is putting in place a single integrated platform for managing its sea, air and road forwarding, warehousing and Customs processes, to replace the legacy systems previously in use by its logistics division.

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Kewill commended among one of the top 100 software vendors In EMEA

August 7th, 2013 by in Publications, Research

Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has been commended as one of the top 100 software vendors in Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to data compiled by the Global Software Business Strategies Group at IDC. The findings recognize Kewill’s successful track record deploying and maintaining software solutions for customers across the EMEA region and worldwide.

Jan-Paul Boos, Senior Vice President EMEA at Kewill, says, “As a best of breed software provider, we are delighted to be positioned alongside Europe’s largest and most well-known vendors. Despite challenging conditions and fierce competition in the software industry, Kewill’s revenue and attitude has remained strong, which provides a solid foundation for ongoing investment and customer success.”

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