6 e-billing and AP automation news bytes

January 28, 2013  |  Adoption, E-procurement, Europe, Government, Invoice Automation, North America  |  Comments Off

Kofax announces Kofax MarkView for Accounts Payable 8.0, Billtrust of Hamilton acquires Best Practice Systems, Belgian federal government launches website to encourage e-invoicing, InvoiceASAP and Hybrid Paytech partner up for e-invoicing services. And we love this one: T-Mobile Poland awards prizes in e-invoice competition.

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Azerbaijani Ministry of Taxes switches to e-invoice

December 18, 2012  |  Adoption, Asia, Electronic Invoicing, Government  |  Comments Off

An interesting fact about Azerbaijan: its Ministry of Taxes is preparing the country for the use of e-invoices. The Azerbaijan Press Agency (APA) reports that the ministry has already prepared a relevant draft decision on the form, application, and use of accounting rules of the e-invoice.

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GXS’s Active Invoices is tax-compliant in Mexico and Brazil

December 10, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Government, Latin America, Legal  |  Comments Off

GXS announced that it has expanded e-invoicing compliance for its Active Invoices with Compliance (AIC) to Mexico and Brazil. The Software as a Service (SaaS) solution’s global tax compliance footprint now includes 41 countries across 5 continents. And e-invoicing within some of these countries happens to be subject to strict rules and standards.

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Give the EC your view on e-invoicing in public procurement!

October 29, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Featured Articles, Government, Standards  |  Comments Off

Some of the EU member states have made e-invoicing mandatory for business-to-government (B2G) transactions, which has led to several separate national e-invoicing systems. The result: fragmentation of the internal market. The EC is trying to figure how to overcome the barriers of e-invoicing in public procurement. You’ve guessed it: a consultation.

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Portugal complies with Council Directive 2010/45/EU

October 16, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Government, Legal  |  Comments Off

Council Directive 2010/45/EU says that “Member States shall adopt and publish, by 31 December 2012 at the latest, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive.” Portugal is one of these 27 member states and properly plays by the rules, because its government has published VAT legislative changes.

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Bruges first to embark on e-invoicing project

October 9, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Government  |  Comments Off

It’s for good reason that the medieval centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The largest city in the Belgian province of West Flanders doesn’t hang around in the Middle Ages when it comes to e-invoicing, because Bruges kicks off a major project to start off local authorities with e-invoicing in a simple and fast way.

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EU doesn’t keep up with e-invoicing pace

September 18, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Featured Articles, Government  |  Comments Off

Susie West’s sharedserviceslink.com wants to keep its community for leaders in finance shared services open to different opinions. During their e-Invoicing Europe conference last July the European Commission’s influence on the e-invoicing market was brought up for discussion. The conclusions don’t look too rosy.

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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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US$2.8 million for development of Hong Kong e-billing system

September 12, 2012  |  Asia, Electronic Invoicing, Featured Articles, Government  |  Comments Off

Hong Kongers aren’t afraid of doing things the electronic way. At the end of 2011, for example, there were 7.6 million individual e-banking accounts and 660.000 business e-banking accounts. These numbers must have won over the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), because they will launch an electronic bill presentment and payment system in the second half of 2013.

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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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