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Doccle: one central hub for all your mandates, invoices and payments

October 14, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Payment

Because of the EU SEPA deadline, as from 1 February 2014 the vendors will manage the direct debit mandates. From years on the banks was the repository of your direct debit mandates.
And that's asking for trouble. Consumers will have to create and keep up separate login accounts logins. Trust will decline. And then the same thing happens as with digital document exchange like e-billing and e-invoicing: everyone goes his own way and the consumer loses overview. It could mean that many consumers might well withdraw their direct debit mandates and opt for other payment methods.

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TUV Security Certification for AuthentiDate’s Einvoicing Cloud Services

October 9, 2013  |  Compliance, Electronic Invoicing, Europe

AuthentiDate’s SIGNAMUS Cloud Services for secure enterprise data exchange has received the international acknowledged security and data privacy certificate "Approved Cloud Security" from TÜV Saarland. TÜV certified that companies, exchanging electronic invoices, orders or other data, will benefit from secure and compliant data privacy throughout SIGNAMUS data conversion, EDI services, online archiving, digital signatures and time stamps.
The audit covered the complete software architecture as well as the physical, technical and organizational security of SIGNAMUS Cloud Services at AuthentiDate’s headquarters in Düsseldorf/Germany.

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Volvo Cars extends e-Invoicing solution with interactive credit module

Volvo Cars extends e-Invoicing solution with interactive credit module

Two years ago Anachron implemented a full hybrid e-Documents solution at Volvo Cars Netherlands. The solution sends out all invoices and other documents electronically to 115 dealers across the Netherlands. Now, the existing web portal has been further developed with a functional and interactive credit module to improve internal communication, document exchange and to reduce errors.
The credit module allows dealers to send different types of sales- and business requests to the headquarters of Volvo Cars NL. Based on the type of request, the documents follow a certain road for management, validation and archiving.

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GXS Powers 14 of Gartner’s 2013 Top 15 European Supply Chain Organisations

GXS Powers 14 of Gartner’s 2013 Top 15 European Supply Chain Organisations

October 4, 2013  |  Digitalisation, Europe, Uncategorized

14 of Top 15 European Supply Chain Organisations connect through GXS' Trading Grid®. GXS Trading Grid automates supply chain processes such as procure-to-pay and order-to-cash for thousands of companies in sectors including automotive, high tech, consumer products and retail.
Gartner’s Top 15 European Supply Chain Organisations identifies the top 15 performers headquartered in Europe, 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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25 Electronic Invoicing Providers sign Charter to ensure Free Interoperability, Roaming [updated]

25 companies specialized in the electronic invoicing operations gathered around GS1 France have officially signed the E-invoicing Interoperability Charter. This charter aims to reaffirm the free exchange of electronic invoices, especially when the electronic bill passes through two different operators.
The development of the E-invoicing Interoperability Charter began almost a year, as part of a working group composed of users GS1 France. It is the result of the will of GS1 member companies, publishers and operators of electronic invoicing solutions, to support the fast adoption of e-invoicing while adhering to legal electronic invoicing requirements.

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Medius acquires Ascendo, adding 500 customers to its portfolio

Medius AB has acquired the assets and bankrupt’s estate of the Swedish procure-to-pay and invoice process provider Ascendo Systems AB. The deal covers Ascendo’s assets and Medius acquires Ascendo’s products, competence and customer base with more than 500 satisfied customers.
The acquisition is in line with Medius’ growth strategy and strengthens their position on the Swedish market.The business will be managed from Ascendo’s office in Östersund, from which solutions and customer relationships will continue to be supported, maintained and developed.

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International e-invoicing for Coca-Cola through OB10

October 1, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe

OB10 is selected by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) to support its finance transformation goals. Active in 28 countries and one of the largest bottlers of The Coca-Cola Company products, Coca-Cola HBC is rolling out a range of OB10 services, including e-Invoicing, Invoice Archiving, Purchase Order Services and the Invoice Status Service for the benefit of the business and its suppliers.
Luke McKeever, CEO at OB10, says, "It is a pleasure to welcome Coca-Cola HBC to the OB10 network. We look forward to supporting its e-Invoicing journey and delivering the advantages of straight-through processing and invoice automation.

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Not yet SEPA ready? Time for a plan B!

October 1, 2013  |  Compliance, Europe, Payment

Are you not ready yet for SEPA? Or just about to, but you don't know for sure to meet the 1 February deadline? Or maybe you haven't put SEPA on your agenda yet? Rest assured, you are not alone. A PWC SEPA Readiness Monitor shows that many companies like you face the same problems.
Many companies don't know if or when they are SEPA ready. However this doesn't change the deadline of 1 February 2014: if your company isn't ready by that date, there's a big chance that you won't be able to receive credit transfers or pay your bills. So, make sure to have a Plan B. Want to know how?

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Italy loses EUR 1.1bln a year

October 1, 2013  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe

The delay in implementing the digital agenda costs Italy EUR 1 billion per month, according to estimates by the Digital Agenda Observatory of the School of Management of the Milan Polytechnic. It said adopting electronic invoicing for public administration could lead to a saving of EUR 1.1 billion per year, while the introduction of IT services in health care could generate savings of EUR 6.5 billion per year.

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Poland plans to use PEPPOL for B2G electronic invoicing

Sebastian Christow, Director of Electronic Economy, Department of the Polish Ministry of Economy, revealed at the EXPP Summit that Poland is to adopt PEPPOL for B2G e-invoicing After Norway, Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Poland is the next country to implement PEPPOL. Though the PEPPOL project ended last year, the results are now administered in the OpenPEPPOL community.


After one year of operation, the OpenPEPPOL Association counts almost 80 member organisations from the private and public sector across 17 countries, with over 60 Access Point providers.

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