Don’t force them to go paperless in the land of the free

April 2, 2013  |  Digitalisation, Featured Articles, Government, Legal, North America  |  Comments Off

“O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” Americans do love their freedom. So don’t force them to go paperless. Consumers for Paper Options, the name says it all, applauds a new Congressional resolution to protect access to paper-based options for government services and information.

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US Department of Veterans Affairs mandates e-invoicing

March 14, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Featured Articles, Government, North America  |  Comments Off

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has finalized actions to mandate electronic invoice submission from suppliers to the VA Financial Services Center (VAFSC). South-America style! The transition supports the requirements of the Improper Payment Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act signed by President Obama on January 10, 2013.

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Large enterprises trust Edicom to handle their Mexican CFDIs

March 14, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Government, Latin America  |  Comments Off

Edicom is an ACP in Mexico. An ACP is an Authorized Certification Provider and plays a vital role in the e-invoicing processes in Mexico. As an ACP Edicom validates the document created, certifies it and declares it to the country’s tax authorities. So without them (and others), it’s a no-go if you want to e-invoice in Mexico.

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Another set of exciting new SEFAZ mandates for oil and gas

March 12, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Government, Latin America  |  Comments Off

The concept of Eventos is mandated to be implemented for Oil and Gas companies. But maybe we should forgive SEFAZ, because they’re doing it for the right reasons. Creating controls preventing transportation fraud as well as NF-e cancellations after the delivery of goods.

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Hey UK, want e-invoicing adoption? Learn from the Danes!

There’s almost nothing as British as The Guardian, which was founded in 1821. So the British know their way about journalism. But e-invoicing is a completely different story. The UK government is struggling. Christian Lanng suggests that the Brits can learn from the Danes about how to get public sector suppliers online.

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Public e-procurement laws in Uzbekistan updated

February 21, 2013  |  Asia, E-procurement, Government  |  Comments Off

Welcome to Uzbekistan, one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world. And thanks to a joint UNDP project with the Ministry of Finance, Uzbekistan is now also a country with updated public e-procurement laws. The result? The process of supplying better quality goods to public entities has improved.

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Moldova closer to EU aspirations with e-procurement system

February 20, 2013  |  E-procurement, Europe, Government  |  Comments Off

The Republic of Moldova has aspirations. Joining the European Union, for instance. The Agency for Public Procurement of the Government of Moldova has launched the first-ever electronic procurement system. Bringing Moldova closer to the EU standards and requirements in the management of public procurement processes.

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Tunesia launches nationwide e-procurement system

February 5, 2013  |  Africa, E-procurement, Government  |  Comments Off

The Tunisian e-procurement system (TUNEPS) was launched in January 2013. TUNEPS is important as public procurement represents some 15% of the Tunesian GDP. According to the Secretary of State for Finance the e-procurement system will give further efficiency and transparency to the public procurements.

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Ecuador starts with mandatory e-invoicing as from 2014

February 4, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Government, Latin America, Legal  |  Comments Off

In 2012 the Ecuadorian government performed an e-invoicing pilot with 20 companies. To make the public familiar with the mandatory e-invoicing procedure this year (2013) the tax office provides training from February to June through virtual classrooms and on site in regional tax offices. This is how the Ecuadorian mandatory e-invoicing systems works….

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Belgium adopts e-PRIOR for e-Invoicing. Smart. Very smart.

January 28, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Government, Procurement  |  Comments Off

The Belgian Federal Government decided to reuse e-PRIOR for e-Invoicing in the future, it’s a system that’s already used by the European Commission. Aren’t these Belgians clever? We know, we know, you’d rather build your only little infrastructure for a couple million euro.

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