Importance of Interoperability – key to e-invoice success

Imagine a situation where before calling to your friend you would need to first find out what GSM operator he uses. After that you would need to log in to your own GSM operator website and check if this operator has the connectivity to your friend’s operator.

And if it doesn’t, you should take a pre-paid SIM card from your friends GSM operator, insert it into your phone and only then you can make a call to your friend. Extremely inconvenient, isn’t it? Now, it’s time that e-invoicing is going to match the international mobile phone arena.

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Invoiceware+Tradeshift = Fastrack for Mexican CFDI e-invoicing adoption

Thanks to the cooperation with Tradeshift, InvoiceWare introduces the “Mexico eInvoice FastTrack,” to help companies migrate to the country’s recently mandated Comprobante Fiscal Digital for Internet (CFDI) format and guarantee a testing slot before the mandatory 2013 year-end deadline.

As discussed before, Fast Track is a low-cost, low-risk tool with lightning-fast supplier on-boarding results and complete transparency. Fast Track is specifically designed to build up to full rollout. Most e-invoicing companies on-board less than 10-15% of suppliers and that’s unacceptable. Tradeshift has recently on-boarded 94% of suppliers at 80% of the volume in less than four months.

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Atos integrates Ariba’s cloud-based e-procurement app with its SAP system

June 5th, 2013 by in E-procurement, Invoice Automation

Creating and managing accurate, user friendly catalogs that are compliant with corporate purchasing policies can be a challenge – particularly when attempting to do it within an ERP system, like SAP.

By replacing their own home grown procurement system and integrating Ariba’s cloud-based e-procurement apps with its SAP system, Atos. Atos has created a consumer-like shopping site through which goods and services can be quickly and easily requisitioned from preferred vendors – all within its existing procurement infrastructure and in accordance with corporate purchasing policies.

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Basware Implementation Among Top 100 Supply Chain Projects

June 5th, 2013 by in Invoice Automation

A customer implementation of Basware’s Invoice Automation solution at a major community pharmacy operator has been included among the 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. The 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 features supply chain solution and service providers that are helping customers achieve supply chain excellence.

The particular company began working with Basware to help it improve the efficiency of its AP department. It implemented Basware Invoice Automation suite, as well as Basware services, such as Scan & Capture, and Supplier Activation program which encourages e-invoicing adoption by suppliers.

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20/20 vision to pitch at the Dutch Demo Night in New York city

20/20 vision Europe has been selected as one of the happy few to participate in the Startup Bootcamp in NYC. This Startup Bootcamp aims to introduce foreign entrepreneurs into the NYC startup scene to extend their international network. All company visits and international business training will lead up to the main event; the Dutch Demo Night. Who will be the hottest startup visiting NYC?

Are you by chance visiting NYC? Please join us on June the 6th and experience the Dutch invasion of NYC. To register for the event, go to Eventbrite and regsiter now. Follow the conversation on Twitter using #NLbootcamp. Follow @2020visionEU and @nlinvalley so you do not have to miss any update.

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Oh boy, only signed XML B2G e-invoices are allowed in Italy as from 2014.

We heard the rumors. That the nineth-largest economy of the world decided to go for mandatory B2G e-invoicing as from 2014 for specific entities like the Italian ministries, tax office, the national security and welfare departments. All other public sector bodies must comply by June 2015. Once these deadlines have passed, the government will no longer pay invoices that do not meet the requirements.

And that raises to quite some eyebrowes: only signed XML B2G e-invoices are allowed in Italy as from June 2014. And to date it is unclear to what extend the Italian government is going to facilitate suppliers in this change. So e-invoicing adoption? Yes. But also heavy handed, ignoring supplier value and contrary to the idea of equal treatment.

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Latin American e-invoicing compliance for Chemtura thanks to InvoiceWare

Chemtura Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company, selects Invoiceware International to deploy and manage their electronic invoicing processes in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. By taking advantage of Invoiceware International’s SAP(R) Rapid Deployment Templates (RDT) and OnDemand Latin America E-Invoicing Network, Chemtura is eliminating complexity in their upcoming Latin America SAP ERP implementation today, as well as eliminating future change-management issues and IT burdens caused by the constantly changing e-invoicing regulations.

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How can e-invoicing significantly improve your working capital? [recorded webinar]

Cash flow is stagnating for at least SME’s. And banks aren’t lending you money easily. Thus, many organisations will gladly offer a discount in return for faster payment, eliminating time spent chasing unpaid invoices as a bonus. By combining an electronic invoicing network with a buyer’s working capital and a financial institution’s funds, all suppliers can initiate early payment.

View this webinar to learn more about OB10’s exciting new supply chain finance offering, which has been developed in partnership with a global financial institution.

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Breaking down silos; e-invoicing as a holistic P2P Process [webinar]

May 31st, 2013 by in E-procurement, Electronic Invoicing

All too often e-invoicing values are not fully realized, because the project is viewed in the context of a single department, or other success factors are not properly planned for. Join Ariba to hear how AXA has leveraged Global e-Invoicing as a strategic value driver, integrating it in their broader procure to pay process to drive cross-functional value and adoption. Best practices and lessons learned in key areas such as change management (both internal and external) and supplier onboarding.

Confirmed speakers: Markus Lack (Head Procurement Switzerland, AXA), Dr. Heinz Schäeffer (CPO NORCEE AXA), Boris Boeckem (AXA), Richard Downs (Director, Solutions Marketing – EMEA Ariba) Jamie Liddell (Editor of Outsource).

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E-invoicing Platform LinkedIN group members this week

May 29th, 2013 by in Community

In the past week we welcomed some of the following new members to the E-invoicing Platform LinkedIN community (2.300+):

- Doceo Software - Empresa TIC

- Àlex Brusi - GiDoc Integral

- Barbara Kitundu - Morson International

- Nurdo?an Topuz - Experteam 

- Saji Antony - Vanenburg Software

- Can Ender Gokce - IBM Turkey

- Tansu Sener - Metro Group

- Pasquale Daniele Masucci - Accenture - Italy

- Carine Alloul - Cegedim

- Adriana TOMEVA-GAUDIN - Societe Generale

- Terence Alexander -SITA

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