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Archive for Adoption

Great idea: embed structured invoice data into a PDF envelope

Feelings run high whenever we write something about PDF invoices. Guess we’ll never come to an agreement on the subject, or will we..? Bruno Koch pointed out to us in his EXPP Summit E-invoicing Newsletter that there are plans to embed structured invoice data (UN/CEFACT CII) into a PDF envelope. Is this the answer to all our problems?

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There’s only one way to reach 100% electronic invoicing

The solution has to come from the application of innovative technology. If you’re an enterprise putting in place a new e-invoicing solution, you don’t want to wait years for your partners to catch up. Tradeshift can help, with the most advanced OCR you’ll ever see and a neat mechanic that will remember your suppliers details for future interactions.

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20% drop in supplier resistance to e-invoicing adoption

October 23, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Research

Basware has the (un)rewarding task of bringing the world some great news and some not so great news at the same time. Their annual Global E-invoicing Study shows that supplier resistance to e-invoicing adoption has significantly decreased from 46% in 2011 to 26% in 2012. But don’t get too excited, because it also shows that 81% of invoices are scanned for invoice processing and 69% of businesses print invoices in-house.

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Indian SMEs are opening up to cloud technology

October 10, 2012  |  Adoption, Asia, Featured Articles

A survey conducted among 150 Indian (SMEs) shows that one-fifth of the respondents do not use any kind of information and communication technology tools. It’s fairly safe to claim that Indian SMEs are quite reluctant to embrace technology. Ariba deserves a thumbs up then, because the company is now not only working with larger companies like Benetton India, but with SMEs as well.

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Tradeshift embraces interoperability with OFS Portal agreement

Tradeshift’s CEO recently announced on the company’s blog that Tradeshift is thrilled to be signing an interoperability agreement with OFS Portal. Christian Lanng must have read our mind (or our article about solving interoperability issues), because we believe that solving these issues is essential to the adoption of e-invoicing.

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Milestone: over 50% of companies deploy AP automation solutions

September 24, 2012  |  Adoption, Invoice Automation, Research

PayStream Advisors has been studying the trends in AP automation for nine years and has just released their latest results (with ReadSoft’s help). And what do we learn from this newly released research? More than 50% of all companies are implementing front-end automation and automated workflow. Let’s hope that this is a continuing trend.

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Estonian Post wins Digital Postal Innovation Award

September 20, 2012  |  Adoption, Digitalisation

Estonian Post's Electronic Mail Centre won the first prize in the digital innovation category of the Postal Technology International Awards. This year's jury consisted of representatives of influential organisations such as USPS, TNT, DHL, Royal Mail, Swiss Post, La Poste, France, South Africa Postal Service, Canada Post Singapore Post, Australia Post and Saudi Post.

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EU doesn’t keep up with e-invoicing pace

Susie West’s 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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Let’s solve e-invoicing interoperability issues!

September 13, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Publications

This sentence in Matthew E. Oakes's blog post caught our attention: "For the sooner the industry can solve the interoperability issues between networks, the better". He clearly explains why open networks are essential to the adoption of e-invoicing. And since we’re a platform which aims to promote just that, we’re happy to publish Matthew’s main points.

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Terrible online billing function drives customer mad [funny]

August 22, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe

In Utopia all goes well. Including e-billing. The last time we checked, we don’t live in Utopia. But in the real world. And in the real world even e-billing has its hick-ups. This business customer of a mobile phone company with a red and white logo, explains in a funny way how the online billing function drives him mad.

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