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Document: The EEI Platform Activity Plan 2009

Mrt 10th, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Awareness, Electronic invoicing, Featured articles, Instruments, Members and partners, Publications

It’s there! The first draft of the EEI Platform Activity Plan. It provides an overview of the activities and instruments that the EEI Platforms has scheduled to realise in 2009. The EEI Platform activity plan is publicly available for any organisation. On the one hand parties that are interested in and involved in e-invoicing, e-billing, […]

Convergence in CII, UBL and EDIFACT?

Mrt 10th, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Electronic invoicing, Featured articles, Harmonization, Publications, Standardisation

The European Commission organised an informal meeting in Brussels last October in order to get a clear picture about the current status, progress and implications of the convergence of the Universal Business Language (UBL) standard into standards developed by UN/CEFACT. A point of discussion was whether or not any actions - in addition to the ongoing […]

E-invoicing: e-SEPA or SEPA?

Feb 19th, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Country specific, Featured articles, major issues

E-invoicing is often linked to SEPA, the Single Euro Payment Area. SEPA should become the area in the European Union where citizens, companies and other economic actors will be able to make and receive payments in euro. This should happen under the same basic conditions, rights and obligations, regardless their location and regardless whether it […]

A look at the Mid-Term Report of the E-Invoicing Expert Group

Jan 29th, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Definitions and models, Electronic invoicing, Featured articles, Presentations, Recent News

Update: The report outlines the progress made during the first year of the group’s mandate and represents an important step towards a European Electronic Invoicing Framework which the Expert Group will develop until the end of 2009. Stakeholders are invited to comment on the report until 13 March 2009. They should be sent by email to […]

No e-invoicing without invoice automation?

Jan 15th, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Accounting, Electronic invoicing, Featured articles, Harmonization

With e-invoicing we usually think of sending invoices electronically. And that makes sense. In the first place, we - including the legislators- all use the phrase e-billing or e-invoicing and not e-receiving. In addition, several different models for e-invoicing to be in place. Such as e-mail, web presentment, a banking environment and EDI. And there […]

Creating awareness on e-invoicing: not so very abstract

Dec 16th, 2008 | By EEI Platform | Category: Awareness, Definitions and models, EEI Platform, Electronic invoicing, Featured articles

Already in 2006 a study was conducted on attitudes towards electronic invoicing by managers in SME’s. In this study several existing models have been presented from which a new model specifically usable for e-invoicing has been derived and tested.
This study was carried out as there was no set framework made available for studying and determining […]

Intelligent PDF: removing barriers?

Nov 25th, 2008 | By EEI Platform | Category: Awareness, EEI Platform, Electronic invoicing, Featured articles, Product information, Publications, Recent News

Last week, Adobe presented its intelligent PDF eInvoicing solution in a white paper. Adobe proposes an end-to-end approach in which the e-invoice is interpretable by both humans and computer systems. The Adobe approach is based on the eInvoicing processes as described by the CEN/ISSS Workshop on Compliance of e-Invoices and is expected to be compliant with […]

Draft Good Practice Guidelines: how to comply with e-invoicing regulations?

Okt 16th, 2008 | By EEI Platform | Category: Featured articles, Recent News

Late June 2008 the CEN/ISSS eInvoice Phase II Workshop unveiled the Draft Good Practice Guidelines. The objective of this document is to reduce some of the principal areas of uncertainty and resulting inefficiencies on the e-invoicing market with one single set of good practice. These guidelines should be applicable to both businesses and tax administrations […]

CEN eInvoice Gateway and the Country Information Managers

Sep 27th, 2008 | By EEI Platform | Category: Featured articles

After the completion of the first CEN/ISSS eInvoicing Workshop in 2006, a second phase of activities was launched at the kick-off meeting on 7 May 2007.
CEN/ISSS published in 2003 - upon request of the European Commission – a report on the standardization aspects of the VAT Directive (“the eInvoicing Focus Group”), and, the Commission subsequently issued standardization mandate M/339 […]

eInvoicing: VAT – Review of existing legislation on invoicing

Sep 1st, 2008 | By EEI Platform | Category: Electronic invoicing, Featured articles, Recent News

The European Commission has launched an online consultation to ascertain the views of businesses on the review of the existing legislation on VAT invoicing. In particular, it focuses on matters in relation to VAT and eInvoicing. Interested parties are invited to submit their comments by 19 September 2008 at the latest.
The consultation is based on […]