Archive for Publications

Best of wishes for 2013 [plus: top 10 best reads in 2012]

What a year 2013 will become! The last few years have been a rollercoaster ride; taking us through all the slopes and trenches of the Gartner Hype Cycle and delivering us at the slope of enlightenment. It is this place where we discover that the adoption rates of e-invoicing will equal those of B2B e-commerce.

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Draft of EC’s Golden Book of E-Procurement Good Practices is out now!

You’ve actually listened to the European Commission’s request to contribute to the Golden Book of e-Procurement Good Practices. So thanks for that. DG MARKT of the EC has recently published a draft version of the Golden Book. It consists of a set of 24 good practices which were derived from analysis of the info that you shared with them.

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Check where you stand with the e-Invoicing Maturity Model

We want to show our gratitude to Capgemini’s Jeroen Sprangers for enlightening us with the e-Invoicing Maturity Model. It reflects the seven different levels of e-invoicing for inbound invoicing. It will certainly help you determine where you stand and how you grow.

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EC’s latest roadmap on e-invoicing in public procurement

The EU has set out several initiatives to promote the uptake of e-invoicing. The famous 2010/45/EU and “A Digital Agenda for Europe,” for example. We don’t know about you, but even we sometimes lose sight of the overall picture. That’s why we love the EC’s latest roadmap on e-invoicing in public procurement.

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The E-invoicing Checklist: more information [part 18]

October 22, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Publications

Let’s throw in a cliché: all good things must come to an end. You’ve guessed it, this is the final entry in our series on the E-invoicing Checklist. So now go forth and e-invoice! Want to collect a bit more information before you get started? Here are some resources that will help to get you to the right information.

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Companies keep missing golden opportunity to generate revenue

October 17, 2012  |  Featured Articles, Publications, Research

International Data Corporation’s latest white paper (sponsored by Ricoh) tries to bust the myth that the impact of improving document-driven processes applies only to reducing costs through back-office efficiencies. Au contraire, says IDC, because it yields strategic, top-line benefits while reducing bottom-line costs.

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The E-invoicing Checklist: acquisition fraud [part 17]

October 15, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Publications

Acquisition fraud costs entrepreneurs hundreds and hundreds of millions of euros per year. As digitalisation and e-invoicing increases, the number of fake (e-) invoices will increase correspondingly. The E-invoicing Checklist series is here to help, because the following tips will help you prevent paying fake invoices.

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Let’s publish some more on EU e-Invoicing Standardisation

October 10, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Publications

European e-invoicing is eminent as 1 January 2013 is approaching. While billing service providers are burning up the road with e-invoicing, EU policy makers have been busy lately with delivering several documents.Adding more pages of text to the soon to be simplified and liberalised European e-invoicing arena.

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The E-invoicing Checklist: adoption tactics [part 16]

October 8, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Publications

This E-invoicing Checklist series wouldn’t be complete without a section about the adoption of e-invoicing. How do you achieve mass e-invoicing adoption? It is important to inform your customers and suppliers of your and their transition to e-invoicing. Here are some examples of instruments and activities you could use (in combination).

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The E-invoicing Checklist: ensure controllability [part 15]

October 1, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Publications

How do I stay in control? A difficult but very important question when discussing electronic invoicing. We will give you the answer in this 15th of the E-invoicing Checklist series, but it isn’t clear-cut. Sorry. This is because the EU e-invoicing legislation is based on principles rather than specific requirements.

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