Archive for Asia

Fawry,the Egyptian EBPP platform expands to the UAE and the Gulf region

May 13, 2014  |  Asia, Electronic Invoicing, Payment

Fawry, the leading Egyptian Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) platform in Egypt, has plans to expand regionally, starting with the UAE to be followed by other GCC markets Fawry allows consumers from across the socio-economic strata in more than 300 cities and suburbs across Egypt to pay for their bills online, on mobile and at more than 40,000 points of presence across the nation, including 15 banks and 4200 ATMs; 1300 Egypt Post branches; 35000 retailers comprising pharmacies, supermarkets and convenience stores; as well as mobile and internet. Currently, more than one million transactions are processed daily via Fawry

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Philippines GSIS rolls out online billing and payment app

In July of this year GSIS, the Government Service Insurance System, (the agency responsible to provide and administer the social security benefits for government employees in the Philippines) will be launching an online billing and payment application.
The Electronic Billing and Collection System (eBCS) is a web-based application that will enable GSIS to send its billing statements for premium and loan amortisation to government agencies electronically, and accept payments online.

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Malaysia introduces GST as from 2015. How does that impact electronic invoicing?

March 21, 2014  |  Asia, Electronic Invoicing

Malaysia introduced a new goods and services (GST) tax to be introduced in April 2015. The new tax will be levied at 6 per cent. The GST, unveiled in Malaysia's 2014 Budget, will replace the country's current sales and services tax of up to 16 per cent. Essential food items such as flour and rice, as well as bus and train fares, will be exempted. Oscar Ferreira raised the question in our LinkedIN group: With the upcoming developments on GST does anybody experienced e-invoicing for a Malaysian buyer organization? Any contribution is appreciated.

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Russian National certification Authority ZAO is connected to the PEPPOL

The Russian "National certification Authority" ZAO, is now connected to the PEPPOL eProcurement network. By connecting to the Russian National Certification Authority, organizations will have the unique opportunity to drive the adoption of standardized process automation and connectivity between Europe and Russia. This is expected to increase business opportunities and greater competition in both Russia and in the PEPPOL-countries.

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Hong Kong introduces joint one-stop cross border e-billing presentment and payment platform

Hong Kong introduces joint one-stop cross border e-billing presentment and payment platform

January 8, 2014  |  Asia, Electronic Invoicing, Payment

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has worked closely with 23 banks to develop the first ever one-stop electronic bill presentment and payment platform that allows citizens from Hong Kong to receive, pay and schedule bill payments online.
Hong Kong government departments such as the Water Supplies Department and Rating and Valuation Department revealed plans to adopt the EBPP services by end of 2014 to better meet the needs of their customers.

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Vietnamese Tax Office shifts to nationwide barcode einvoicing within 3 to 5 years

The Vietnamese is considering to roll-out nationwide e-invoicing within 3 to 5 years. Just like other countries, the Vietnamese government is considering a system that requires companies to register their (e)invoicing data in their own system as well in the Vietnamese tax system. After registering, companies can use a barcode in their brick-and -mortar logistics as a printed evidence that an invoice has been registered.
The tax office expects to expand e-invoicing to 50 per cent of all enterprises after 3-5 years, and to all of the country's enterprises in the following 3-5 years.

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OB10 and Digital Planet team up to provide mandatory compliant e-invoicing in Turkey

December 30, 2013  |  Asia, Compliance, Electronic Invoicing

From January 2014, new Turkish regulations will require certain companies to adopt e-Invoicing. To help organisations remain compliant, OB10 and Digital Planet (a major Turkish e-Invoicing solution provider) announced a partnership to bring compliant electronic invoicing and process automation to Turkey.
In addition to adhering to regulatory requirements, the alliance offers organisations the benefits of streamlined processes, improved payment performance and the ability to capture early payment discounts.

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TIS eFLOW5 INVOICE selected by APAC Textile manufacturer for AP streamline and automation

December 18, 2013  |  Asia, Invoice Automation

The textiles manufacturer decided to deploy eFLOW INVOICE on eFLOW5, the latest version of TIS' flagship platform, in order to leverage its sophisticated eFLOW Accounts Payable Workflow on top of eFLOW INVOICE. Together the two modules comprise the best end-to-end solution with industry-leading recognition and approval workflows, as well as eFLOW5's improved GUI and other enhanced functionalities.

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Quiz: Wat is the world’s second largest EBPP system with 29 million users? UPDATE

November 15, 2013  |  Asia, Electronic Invoicing, Government, Payment

Don’t know? Well they right answer is: SADAD. What? SADAD, the national Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) service provider for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Well actually, they themselves claim to be the world's second largest e-bill payment system.
First launched in 2004 by the Saudi Monetary Agency (SAMA), the Kingdom’s central bank now facilitates and streamline bill payment transactions through 37 public websites, 14 national banks and over 29 million users.

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GXS Powers 100% of the Asian Pacific Top Supply Chains

November 2, 2013  |  Asia, Digitalisation

GXS, a leading provider of B2B integration services, today announced that 100 percent of the Top Supply Chain Organizations in Asia Pacific connect through GXS Trading Grid, GXS’s cloud-based integration platform.
Gartner’s Top Supply Chain Organizations in Asia Pacific identifies the top 10 companies headquartered in Asia/Pacific, based on a combination of financial metrics (revenue growth, return on assets [ROA] and inventory), and the opinion of peers and Gartner supply chain analysts.

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