Ireland launches Government E-invoicing project

February 10, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Government

The Irish Minister of State, Brian Hayes TD,  today launched a pilot project on e-Invoicing across a number of Government Departments and other public sector bodies.

The project will be overseen by the National Procurement Service (NPS) of the OPW. The Institute of Technology in Sligo is providing research and technical co-ordination.

Speaking at the launch of the pilot in Dublin , Minister Hayes released some details on the pilot project:

  • The pilot projects will take two months to complete.
  • The objective after the pilot is to have a paperless billing system that operates across the public sector, that cuts down on red tape and cuts down on costs.
  • Seven public sector bodies are taking part in the pilot:
    - the Office of Public Works,
    - the Department of Defence,
    - the Department of Justice,
    - HSE East,
    - HSE North West,
    - Enterprise Ireland
    - Local Government Computer Services Board.

Some more background information

The Minister of State was so helpful to provide some more background information on this ambitious project:

  • “The full rollout of e-Invoicing could lead to multi-million euro savings for the exchequer in terms of reduced administrative and transactional costs, as well as providing savings to suppliers to the public sector.”
  • “Irish service providers in this area could become leaders in this technology across the EU Member States.”
  • “The findings of the pilot projects will be reported to Government on the suitability of rolling out e-Invoicing across the entire public sector.”
  • “The cost-saving benefits of this project could genuinely help SMEs to compete and win additional Government business.”

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  1. Another step for the World to go paperless. Exciting times watching World Governments and Organizations understanding the value of Electronic Invoicing!