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Dutch State Secretary launches website for digital billing

Mrt 25th, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Awareness, Country specific, Recent News, major issues

Together with Wim Mijs, director of the Dutch Association of Banks, State Secretary Heemskerk of Dutch Economic Affairs launched the website last week. 
Via this website, consumers and businesses receive information about the benefits of sending bills digitally. Moreover, customers of ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank ViaMijnBank are able to receive their invoices online, and pay online through their own […]

OB10: potential savings e-invoicing up to €18 billion

Mrt 13th, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Awareness, Electronic invoicing, Members and partners, Partners, major issues

Organisations across all industries are feeling the impact of the current economic downturn and looking for ways to cut costs and increase efficiencies without disruption to their productivity. Ideal solutions should be implemented swiftly; leveraging earlier IT investments and not requiring large capital investments.
According to the European Commission, businesses across Europe can save up to […]

Comment: Why customer relationships are the future of Corporate Banking

Mrt 5th, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Country specific, Electronic invoicing, Members and partners, Publications, major issues

Stefan Foryszewski is co-founder & senior vice president at OB10.
The banking industry is rarely out of the headlines at the moment.  Every aspect of how banks conduct their affairs is coming under scrutiny as a result of the credit crunch and the ensuing global recession.
Some of this activity is right and proper - and more […]

Opinion: Post no bills

Mrt 3rd, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Awareness, Electronic invoicing, Publications, major issues

E-invoicing has not taken off as fast as its proponents might have hoped, but the economic climate might give their efforts new impetus.
The European Commission estimates that the potential cost savings of e-invoicing in the business-to-business sector will be €238 billion. The European Association for Corporate Treasurers puts the figure at €243 billion. According to […]

Internet Law - EU regulations for e-Invoicing

Mrt 3rd, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Electronic invoicing, Publications, Recent News, major issues

To achieve basic standards of clarity and certainty in a taxation system, the incidence of taxation must be well defined. The tracking of indirect taxes such as VAT relies on invoices as the primary evidence of a commercial transaction. When business evolves by means of advance technologies, documentary evidence such as invoices must match these […]

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 […]

Dutch Tax Authorities take a head start on the new EU e-invoicing directive

Feb 16th, 2009 | By EEI Platform | Category: Country specific, Electronic invoicing, Recent News, major issues

The industry in The Netherlands has been released from a huge paperwork burden, after the political decision was taken to allow e-mail for sending invoices. This administrative change provides entrepreneurs with possible annual savings worth € 600 million.
The tax authorities state that paper is no longer sacred. Companies are allowed to send invoices to each other per email, without having to pass all kinds of […]