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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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Itella’s NetPosti is doing fine

October 31, 2012  |  Digitalisation, Europe

NetPosti, a platform to receive and archive bills, pay slips, laboratory results and other important official documents, was born when Itella decided to redefine its business. NetPosti’s user volume was 300,000 last year and this has increased to 400,000 this year. You could say that’s a rapid increase!

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Give the EC your view on e-invoicing in public procurement!

Some of the EU member states have made e-invoicing mandatory for business-to-government (B2G) transactions, which has led to several separate national e-invoicing systems. The result: fragmentation of the internal market. The EC is trying to figure how to overcome the barriers of e-invoicing in public procurement. You’ve guessed it: a consultation.

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Portugal complies with Council Directive 2010/45/EU

October 16, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Government, Legal

Council Directive 2010/45/EU says that “Member States shall adopt and publish, by 31 December 2012 at the latest, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive.” Portugal is one of these 27 member states and properly plays by the rules, because its government has published VAT legislative changes.

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C1000 upgrades P2P process with Descartes’ Validation Service

October 10, 2012  |  Digitalisation, Europe, Invoice Automation

Together with Jumbo C1000 forms the largest business retailer in the Netherlands. It isn’t surprising then that C1000 needed to enhance its purchase-to-pay. And there was no better candidate for this job than Descartes, because they have closely cooperated with C1000 for many years. C1000 is now using Descartes’ new Validation Service.

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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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Bruges first to embark on e-invoicing project

October 9, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Government

It’s for good reason that the medieval centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The largest city in the Belgian province of West Flanders doesn’t hang around in the Middle Ages when it comes to e-invoicing, because Bruges kicks off a major project to start off local authorities with e-invoicing in a simple and fast way.

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The Basware Certipost buyout from BPOST's perspective

The Basware Certipost buyout from BPOST’s perspective

Our previous post dealt with the Certipost acquisition from Basware’s perspective. And Basware and Certipost will without a doubt have aligned their press releases. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see how bpost perceives this acquisition. It shows some more insights in how Basware wants to execute their 2015 strategy: interoperability and economies of scale by acquisition.

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Basware buys Certipost’s Einvoicing network AND activities for EUR 18,2 million

Basware acquires the network and e-Invoicing business of Certipost. Basware intends to establish a fully owned Basware subsidiary in Belgium. The acquired assets and liabilities of Certipost will be transferred to this Basware Belgium entity. This is Basware's second acquisition in 2012, after it’s acquisition of the leading e-Invoice German operator First Businesspost.

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TIE enters DACH territory with ascention takeover

DACH is an abbreviation used to represent the dominant states of the German language Sprachraum. And what does that have to with TIE Kinetix? Well, the supplier of software solutions in a web environment has acquired ascention. ascention is a Business Intelligence consultancy company with offices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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