PEPPOL: the process of enabling cross-border use of eCatalogues

September 7, 2009  |  Adoption, Publications  |  Comments Off

The overall aim of a Peppol document around eCatalogues is to provide interoperable solutions for economic operators in Europe.

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ICC welcomes EC action on e-invoicing

August 12, 2009  |  Adoption  |  Comments Off

A business lobbying group has welcomed European Commission VAT plans to apply the same rules to paper and electronic invoices which will make invoicing cheaper and easier.

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OB10 helps overcome top 7 barriers

August 11, 2009  |  Adoption  |  Comments Off

To assist organizations searching for ways to optimize their Accounts Payable (AP) processes, OB10 hosted a webinar to beat the Top 7 Barriers to e-Invoicing.

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Open letter: “Don’t Print” Isn’t “Going Green”

August 11, 2009  |  Adoption, Publications  |  Comments Off

It is increasingly popular to bash the use of paper. The industry is an easy target as everyone uses paper and the presentation of the industry is laughable. An opinion.

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EC: Digital economy can lift Europe out of crisis

August 10, 2009  |  Adoption, Publications  |  Comments Off

The European Commission's Digital Competitiveness report published today shows that Europe's digital sector has made strong progress since 2005, making Europe the world leader in broadband internet.

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Report: E-readiness rankings 2009 - The usage imperative

July 23, 2009  |  Adoption, Publications  |  Comments Off

In this and previous e-readiness rankings, the Economist Intelligence Unit has worked in co-operation with the IBM Institute for Business Value. IBM provided feedback on the building and refinement of the rankings model and on the written analysis in the report. The Economist Intelligence Unit, however, is entirely responsible for the rankings and for the content of this white paper.

Payment systems users warn of risks of SEPA failure

July 22, 2009  |  Adoption, Publications  |  Comments Off

In a critical paper on the Sepa Direct Debit scheme the Payment Systems End User Committee (PS-EUC), says businesses have little incentive to switch to the new payments instrument.

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Presentations CEN/ISSS workshop Brussels June 18th

July 21, 2009  |  Adoption, Events, Publications  |  Comments Off

At June 18th 2009, the CEN/ISSS E-invoice Phase II held an open meeting in Brussels. The purpose of this meeting was to present the public with the more or less final results based on the objectives of this Phase II workshop:

An adoption programme for increased electronic invoicing in European business processes.

1. Compliance of electronic invoice implementations with Council Directive 2001/115/EC and the national legislation regarding electronic invoices;

2. Cost effective authenticity and integrity of electronic invoices and related business documents regardless of formats and technologies;

3. Implementation of compliant electronic invoice systems in using emerging technologies and business processes;

4. A framework for the emerging network infrastructure of ‘invoice operators’ throughout Europe.

These are the presentations that were held during this day.

Blog: Sneak preview of Electronic Invoicing

July 20, 2009  |  Adoption, Publications  |  Comments Off

Recently Richard Smits, member of the project group Electronic Invoicing within Exact Software, wrote the following in his blog “The advantages of Electronic Invoicing”:

“Since a few weeks we are sending all invoices to our Exact Online customers digitally. The monthly invoices are sent from our own Exact Globe environment to the digital mailboxes in Exact Online. With some simple mouse clicks our customers can first check the invoice and then create the entry into Exact Online with the invoice linked as an attachment. ”

As a lot of people are curious, and because “a picture says more than a 1000 words”, Richard Smits created a small video in Exact Globe (Exact Onlone), which will give you a sneak preview!

Watch the sneak preview below:

by Richard Smits in Exact Globe, Exact Online

Document European Commission: A European Economic Recovery Plan

July 16, 2009  |  Adoption, Publications  |  Comments Off

This document was produced by the European Commission and aims at the economic crisis.

The plan rests on two pillars: The first pillar is a major injection of purchasing power into the economy, to boost demand and stimulate confidence. The second pillar rests on the need to direct short-term action to reinforce Europe’s competitiveness in the long term.