AVEXIA Voyages chooses ACCELYA for its customer e-invoicing project

October 3, 2011  |  Electronic Invoicing

AVEXIA Voyages, the business travel specialist and expert in SMEs and SMIs, has just finalised the transfer and launch of its tax-compliant electronic invoicing project (400,000 customer invoices per year) with ACCELYA, a major player in the area of electronic invoicing and paperless flows. The development will enable Avexia Voyages customers to benefit from new services in their Customer Area and the numerous advantages linked to paperless invoicing.

Created in 2008, Avexia Voyages has developed a strong commercial relationship with numerous SME-SMIs, offering them a comprehensive range of services enabling them to organise their employees’ business travel under the best possible conditions.

The company had already been issuing its customer invoices electronically for 3 years when, last spring, it decided to begin a consultation process for an overall project covering 400,000 customer invoices. There were several objectives: to benefit from the services of a recognised professional in the sector, to be able to integrate the tax-compliant e-invoicing portal with the Avexia Voyages multi-services portal and personalize it, and finally, most importantly, to be able to benefit from strong support from Accelya’s teams.

Accelya was chosen as the new service provider. Julien Chambert, Director of Infrastructure, Systems and Management Control at Avexia Voyages, explains: “Firstly, Accelya had a good understanding of our technical demands for the integration of electronic invoicing into our professional portal, and secondly, it correctly evaluated our needs in the customer-supplier relationship. We were also impressed by the ergonomy of the Clear’ Invoice platform, its ease of use and reliability”. He continues: “Accelya will also enable us to develop our Client Area with several new functionalities. Innovation is a very important criterion for Avexia Voyages, and for the services it offers its customers”.

The project was set up in four months, from June to September 2011, despite the fact that it was the summer period. “We appreciated Accelya’s ability to complete this project with very tight deadlines, and to keep its promises. Their teams proved to be very responsive and committed, which are very important and highly appreciated points for Avexia Voyages and its customers”. “Through this new offer, customers now benefit from direct and easy access to their invoices, all from their personal Customer Area. More services are offered, our users save time, and that’s without mentioning that customers who are currently still using a paper system will benefit from a real financial gain: the management costs of issuing e-invoices are markedly lower than those for the paper versions”, says Julien Chambert.

Avexia Voyages currently issues about 400,000 invoices per year, of which 54%, i.e. 216,000 invoices, are paperless. The objective is to increase this to 75%, i.e. 300,000 invoices, in 2012. “We also hope to rapidly develop synergies with some of our suppliers or service providers who are also connected to the platform, with a view to setting up e-invoicing throughout the entire invoice chain: from the client side, as it has just been done, to the purchasing side, eventually, for our suppliers”, Mr. Chambert concludes.

About Avexia Voyages
Created in May 2008, Avexia Voyages is the business travel specialist for SMEs/SMIs. It helps and supports SMEs/SMIs to optimise their travel policy by offering them a range of services which cater for the specific aspects and constraints of smalland medium-sized businesses, whilst guaranteeing a real quality of service. With over 5,000 customers, Avexia Voyages is a leading integrated network on the business travel market in France, and the premier group in the SME/SMI sector. With a turnover in 2010 of €105 million, Avexia Voyages has 140 employees in several regional locations.
Avexia Voyages is a member of the American Express partner network and a subsidiary of the Italian group UVET.

For more information: www.avexia.fr

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