Unclear policies hold back adoption of e-procurement in Uganda

November 29, 2012  |  Adoption, Africa, E-procurement  |  Comments Off

E-procurement would be a great way to cut down corruption in Uganda, but a lack of clear policies is hindering the use of e-procurement in the country. This is at least what Paddy Wanzala, a procurement expert, said during a workshop for procurement professionals in Uganda’s capital.

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30.8% of UK businesses unaware of how many invoices they process

November 22, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Research  |  Comments Off

Kewill’s recent eInvoicing Survey of 117 companies shows that 44.9% of UK businesses have an e-invoicing solution in place today and 23.8% will be looking at implementing one within the next to years. That’s quite an improvement from a year ago, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

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Certipost’s experts are coming to a company near you

November 14, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Invoice Automation  |  Comments Off

What better way to increase the adoption rate of electronic invoicing than using a hands-on approach? The experts at Certipost are literally going on the road to study the specific opportunities for a company on site, to provide detailed information and to detect, analyse and eliminate problems and bottlenecks on the spot.

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EC’s latest roadmap on e-invoicing in public procurement

November 12, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Featured Articles, Publications  |  Comments Off

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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Best of e-invoicing and AP automation in October

November 12, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Invoice Automation  |  Comments Off

Most Americans (and more and more people across the globe) associate October with Halloween. And isn’t it nice to just relax and have fun every once in a while? Halloween came at the right time judging by this overview of e-invoicing and AP automation news in October 2012, because a lot has been done in the tenth month of the year.

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Is mandating suppliers to e-invoice a good idea?

Experience tells us that the discussion on mandated or non-mandated e-invoicing usually is a heated one. Here is an overview of the pros and cons based on a session at the US Summit for Leaders in Finance Shared Services. Now tell us, what approaches to e-invoicing projects has your organisation taken with suppliers?

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Great idea: embed structured invoice data into a PDF envelope

November 1, 2012  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Featured Articles, Standards  |  Comments Off

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  |  Comments Off

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  |  Comments Off

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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