Harmonization

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 […]



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 […]



European Commission creates Payment Systems Market Expert Group

Jan 13th, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Awareness, Definitions and models, Electronic invoicing, Harmonization, Presentations, Recent News, Standardisation

The European Commission is to create a Payment Systems Market Expert Group (PSMEG). The group will be composed of experts competent in the area of payments. It will aim to gain inputs on payment issues, including fraud prevention, from a range of stakeholders, in particular the payment industry and users. Interested candidates are invited to […]



Twentyone organisations form EEI Platform Founding Partners group

Jan 12th, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Awareness, EEI Platform, Electronic invoicing, Harmonization, Members and partners, Partners, Recent News

 
In the autumn of 2008, the EEI Platform was announced as the European equivalent of Dutch initiative Platform ELFA. Until January 1, 2009 organizations had the opportunity to subscribe as a Founding Partner. The initiative aims to lift the influence of the Dutch cooperative around electronic bill to a similar European level. Several internationally oriented parties in the Netherlands […]



SEPA Direct Debit pilot scheme launched with Austria’s BAWAG Bank

Dec 10th, 2008 | By EEI Platform | Category: Country specific, Electronic invoicing, Harmonization, Recent News

One of Austria’s leading retail banks, BAWAG, is taking part in a Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Direct Debit (DD) pilot, scheme operated by the payments specialist VocaLink.
The bank will benefit from a broad range of services, prior to the launch of SEPA DD payments in November 2009, including a payments capture process which removes […]



SEPA and e-Invoicing: ECB progress report 2008

Nov 27th, 2008 | By EEI Platform | Category: Accounting, Archiving, Awareness, Electronic invoicing, Harmonization, Publications, Recent News, Standardisation

In the sixth progress report on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), published this week, the Governing Council of the ECB welcomed the evident progress made on this project, but emphasised that work urgently remains to be done to ensure the success of SEPA. The sixth progress report also contains a list of “Ten milestones […]



Basware and OB10 form global partnership

Nov 27th, 2008 | By EEI Platform | Category: Electronic invoicing, Harmonization, Payment, Recent News

OB10 and Basware are helping save business customers vast amounts of paper by completely eliminating the need for printed invoices
      
Basware, the leading provider of purchase to pay solutions, today announced a global partnership with OB10, the leading global B2B e-Invoicing network. The partnership enables Basware’s customers to benefit from OB10’s best practice supplier enrolment. […]



European Commission: webpage on e-invoicing

Nov 25th, 2008 | By EEI Platform | Category: Awareness, Electronic invoicing, Harmonization, Recent News, Standardisation

At the start of 2008, the European Commission has set up an Expert Group on the subject of electronic invoicing. The thirty members of the Expert Group should represent all key stakeholders concerning e-Invoicing. The members shall be appointed by the Commission from specialists with competence in the area of e-Invoicing on the basis of applications […]



First release of OASIS UBL 2.0 IDD begins public review

Nov 25th, 2008 | By EEI Platform | Category: Awareness, Definitions and models, Harmonization, Instruments, Recent News, Standardisation

The first set of UBL 2.0 data dictionary translations is now out for public review. The first set of UBL 2.0 data dictionary can be downloaded from http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/idd/UBL-2.0-idd.zip.
 
Created by OASIS UBL localization subcommittees (LSCs) to aid in global UBL deployment, this package provides translations of the 1900+ standard UBL business term definitions into Japanese, Italian, […]



Spanish Plan Avanza supports new technologies in SMEs

Nov 25th, 2008 | By EEI Platform | Category: Awareness, Country specific, Electronic invoicing, Harmonization, Publications, Recent News, Standardisation

The Plan Avanza has mobilised € 1800 million in 2006-2008 to facilitate the introduction of new technologies in Spanish SMEs. David Cierco, Director General for Development of the Information Society within the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade unveiled this information on the occasion of the presentation of the Prointur project (Profesionalización del Turismo […]