What is really the importance of e-invoicing to improve company’s O2C process?

May 20, 2014  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe  |  Comments Off

E-invoicing seems to be a commoditised offering – less and less service providers are talking only about e-invoicing and everybody are trying to have wider offering. OpusCapita has conducted a market Survey in March 2014 in order to find out the importance of e-invoicing compared to other topics inside company’s O2C process. Finance people from 450 companies in Nordic were interviewed.

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Snow Byte & the Seven Formats: A Digital Alzheimers Fairy Tale [video]

May 19, 2014  |  Adoption, Digitalisation  |  Comments Off

The wish for digitisation and its adoption initiatives are of course very important. But measured over the time it is perhaps even more important to ask how we can ensure that we can continue to make use of digitises information in the very future?
Not important, do you think? Then you'll be disappointed. It is a already becoming a widespread problem. Just take a look at this Youtube video.

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UK E-invoicing Debate Takes Off after a Government Inquiry Report [download]

UK E-invoicing Debate Takes Off after a Government Inquiry Report [download]

May 17, 2014  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Publications  |  Comments Off

A UK Government Inquiry Report into e-invoicing was recently launched by members of parliament, to look at how the technology could save the UK public sector money by enabling more efficient procurement and payment processes.
The report explores the benefits and barriers of E-Invoicing, how it is currently used in the private sector and in other countries. It proposes a series of recommendations that could be implemented by policymakers to encourage greater adoption.

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Philippines GSIS rolls out online billing and payment app

May 12, 2014  |  Adoption, Asia, Electronic Invoicing, Payment  |  Comments Off

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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Canada Post expects 50 per cent drop in mail due to rise of ebilling

May 12, 2014  |  Adoption, Digitalisation, Electronic Invoicing, North America  |  Comments Off

It would be wrong to believe that mail will disappear entirely, Deepak Chopra (CEO of Canada Post) says, as items such as passports, health cards and birth certificates, which have no virtual equivalent, will still need to be sent via mail.
But much of the rest of Canada Post’s business will move to email, including most billing, he said. Canada Post is already trying to grab a piece of e-billing now, through its ePost online billing service.

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Telefonica Germany cuts paper use by 68% since 2010

April 25, 2014  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing  |  Comments Off

Telefonica Germany announced on Earth day that it reduced its use of printed sheets of paper by 13 million in 2013 compared with 2012. It said that in 2010, it used 1,817 tonnes of paper but this had fallen to 585 in 2013, a reduction of 68 percent.
Telefonica Germany is now switching to recycled paper and plans to cut its use of paper by another 10 percent in 2014 by using e-mail in preference to faxes and moving more and more O2 customers to electronic billing. Also staff will get digital pay slips from the end of May.

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44 of the best E-invoicing and AP automation news items in March 2014

We have gathered over fourty international news items, views and acquisition jubilee here at the E-invoicing Platform over the past couple of weeks - but if you missed it, the Monthly Recap of March 2014 is your humble servant.
Here’s every one of those stories from the entire month, waiting for you in an convenient format. So read what interests you, and then go out there and grab the benefits!

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GS1, PEPPOL, SimplerInvoicing, HubAlliance,…Interoperability interrupted?

April 22, 2014  |  Adoption, Europe, Interoperability  |  Comments Off

There is a very interesting LinkedIN discussion going on regarding interoperability in Europe. What to choose from with platforms in place like OpenPEPPOL, GS1, OpenPEPPOL, SimplerInvoicing, HubAlliance and so on? Or maybe you want to stick with the proprietary platform of the largest e-invoicing service provider(s)? And even though they are all promoting the same cause (interoperability), it sometimes seems as if their different -business- perspectives on interoperability are having an effect on the current interoperability uptake.

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The E-invoicing Board Game is bound to make you smile. Let’s play!

April 16, 2014  |  Adoption, Compliance, Electronic Invoicing, Europe  |  Comments Off

Because we love this infographic/poster/board game from Esker so much, we wanted to present it to you. It drills the e-invoicing compliance and decision making process down to a board game. All credits to Esker and the creative director of this neat little project! Check it out underneath or download the PDF, and give it a go.

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UPDATE: Towards a single standard for e-invoicing in EU public procurement. In 6 years. Wow

UPDATE: Towards a single standard for e-invoicing in EU public procurement. In 6 years. Wow

April 16, 2014  |  Adoption, E-procurement, Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Standards  |  Comments Off

Commissioner for internal market and services Michel Barnier said the move to e-invoicing would “contribute to eliminating barriers to cross-border public procurement” and could generate savings of €2.3 billion per year across the EU. However as "it would take 3 years to deliver the standard and that would be followed by another 3 years to deploy it", this move to e-invoicing is way to late to help make the 2020 EU e-invoicing ambition a reality... It's time for mandatory EU e-invoicing.

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