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Singapore adopts PEPPOL Standard to launch nationwide e-invoicing framework

IMDA is the first national PEPPOL authority outside of Europe and the first National Authority in Asia to adopt the e-invoicing standard which enables the exchange of standardised machine-readable documents over its network. Read the article here 

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German-speaking Exchange Summit in Bonn, May 2018.

May 15-16 2018, 4th E-Rechnungs-Gipfel 2018, Bonn, Germany The event was a very successful and well received by about 250 attendees. The audience was dominated by public sector representatives (about 70%). Discussions were mainly around the implementation of e-invoicing in the public sector. A portal was presented which will be used by end of the year to

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Germany mandates PEPPOL for invoicing to the public sector

In April 2018, the German National IT Planning Council decided to mandate use of the PEPPOL eDelivery Network for transport of e-invoices to public authorities in Germany. The timeline for implementation will be decided in October, but the April decision already sets the direction for public sector e-invoicing in Germany in the years to come.

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2018 CEF Telecom Call – eDelivery, eInvoicing & eTranslation

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has launched a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) supporting eDelivery, eInvoicing and eTranslation. The call makes available an indicative €0.5 million for eDelivery, €5 million for eInvoicing and €5 million for eTranslation (Automated Translation). This means a total of approximately €10.5 million via CEF,

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The Paypers releases B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-Invoicing Guide 2018

Check out the most resourceful analysis of the latest trends, technologies and best practices in the B2B payments, supply chain finance and e-invoicing market The new edition of B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide gathers leading solution providers, consultants, associations, banks and corporates that share their latest insights, technologies and best practices in B2B

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Electronic invoicing – the digital revolution

Co-chairs of the European E-invoicing Service Providers Association Bengt Nilsson and Marcus Laube discuss a new standard for electronic invoicing, in line with Europe’s transition towards the Digital Single Market. In European Union legislation on electronic invoicing, an electronic invoice is issued, transmitted and received in a structured electronic format that allows for its automatic

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Second Call: European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Electronic Invoicing’s new mandate – Apply now!

DG GROW has launched a call for members of the EMSFEI’s new mandate. Read the News release here: https://ec.europa.eu/cefdigital/wiki/x/qNtUAw

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WHITE PAPER: TAX-COMPLIANT GLOBAL ELECTRONIC INVOICE LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

Download your copy here. Read the TrustWeaver Press Release.

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EESPA publishes its annual Summary of Positions on Public Policy setting out its recommendations for action by stakeholders

Brussels 5 January 2018 – EESPA publishes its annual Summary of Positions on Public Policy setting out its recommendations for action by stakeholders  EESPA and its members seek to engage in the public policy debate on e-invoicing in the interests of wider e-invoicing adoption. The Summary (v8.0 dated 10 November 2017) of current public positions

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Bengt Nilsson and Marcus Laube are elected as Co-Chairs of the European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA)

Brussels 5 January 2018 – Bengt Nilsson and Marcus Laube are elected as Co-Chairs of the European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA)  Bengt Nilsson and Marcus Laube were elected as Co-Chairs at the Annual General Meeting of the European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA) on 30 November 2017, for a two-year renewable period of office.

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EESPA launches its new Multilateral Interoperability Framework Agreement for use by its members

Brussels 5 January 2018 – EESPA launches its new Multilateral Interoperability Framework Agreement for use by its members  At its Annual General Meeting on 30 November 2017, EESPA agreed to launch its new Multilateral Interoperability Framework Agreement (MIFA) under which its members will exchange e-invoices and other documents on behalf of their customers. An EESPA

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Connecting Europe Newsletter Volume 13

This edition’s highlights Register now! “Connecting Europe with Building Blocks: Making the Digital Single Market a Reality” Still time to apply! Calls for Proposals to support the uptake of CEF eInvoicing & eTranslation close 28 November 2017 The European standard on eInvoicing is here Overview of B2G eInvoicing in public procurement in Europe CEF eID webinar: eIDAS

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The European E-invoicing Service Providers Association reports a significant growth of 29% and over 1.6 billion processed e-invoices in 2016

The headline results:  1 615 million electronic invoices were processed and delivered in 2016 by members of the European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA). This represented a significant growth of 29 per cent over 2015 volumes of 1 252 million. EESPA commissioned this fourth annual survey among its members as part of a continuing commitment

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EESPA publishes its Compliance Definitions for e-Invoicing

EESPA is pleased to publish a set of Compliance Definitions. The EESPA Public Policy and Compliance Working Group prepared these definitions following a request from the membership. It was agreed to start by focusing on what is encompassed by ‘compliance’ at both an industry level and from the point of view of individual service providers and

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B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-Invoicing Guide 2017

The Paypers team (www.thepaypers.com) has released the B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-Invoicing Guide 2017. Download HERE The pages of this year`s edition keep the vibrant and dynamic atmosphere of the banking & payments industry we shared with you in previous editions. The fresh pages of 2017 Guide offer its readers eye-opening information

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The Connecting Europe Newsletter Volume 9

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Brief on the new European standard for an e-Invoice prepared by CEN/TC 434

By Charles Bryant, Secretary General EESPA EESPA members and the Secretariat have been actively engaged in CEN/TC 434 and this briefing provides an up to date picture of what is happening Background: The new standard (or European Norm- EN) is the subject of EU Directive 2014/55/EU, whose objectives are to encourage e-invoicing in the public

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European eInvoicing Standard: Final Vote on Invoice Core Model & List of Syntaxes

The European Commission announced the results on the final vote on the core model and related syntaxes of the European eInvoicing standard: The EN 16931-1 (invoice model) has been approved with 25 positive votes, no negative votes (100%); The CEN/TS 16931-2 (list of syntaxes) has been approved with 24 positive votes, no negative votes (100%);

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Invitation to apply for Implementation Workshops on the CEF eInvoicing Building Block Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI)

The CEF eInvoicing Building Block offers a range of services to support Public Entities in their eInvoicing projects, and facilitate interoperability between contracting parties in Europe. In this context, different implementation workshops are available to promote the uptake of electronic invoicing, the European standard and other relevant CEF Building Blocks DSI services. The workshop modules on

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EESPA helps create the CEF e-Invoicing Readiness Checker

The EESPA community is pleased and proud to have contributed actively to the new CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) e-invoicing readiness checker (http://40.68.118.252/). We have participated in the Advisory Group and provided a number of written contributions. The readiness checker will be a valuable web tool to help all public authorities in the EU to implement

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Guidance paper for EU public administrations – The adoption of e-invoicing in public procurement

This document was prepared by an Activity Group of the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on e-invoicing (EMSFEI) focused on the adoption of e-invoicing in public procurement and endorsed by the EMSFEI on 21 March 2016. This Guidance Paper is addressed to all those involved in the implementation of electronic invoicing in public procurement. It supports public sector entities throughout

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Standard definitions for techniques of Supply Chain Finance

Global SCF Forum participating organisations: The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission , BAFT, the Euro Banking Association (EBA), Factors Chain International (FCI), and the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA). The International Factors Group, one of the original sponsoring associations is now integrated with FCI. For the record Charles Bryant edited this document

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Now Live: CEF eInvoicing Readiness Checker

The European Commission is happy to announce the latest edition to the services provided by the CEF eInvoicing building block: the eInvoicing Readiness Checker. This service allows public entities to check their level of readiness to exchange eInvoices in compliance with Directive 2014/55/EU (on eInvoicing in public procurement). Furthermore, the service offers service & solution

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New deliverable: The EESPA Glossary

EESPA is pleased to present its new on-line Glossary containing over 180 terms and acronyms related to e-invoicing, compliance and standards. Share this URL with all your contacts: eespa.eu/glossary/

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A complete Beginners’ Guide to Blockchain – Forbes

Read this interesting article on Blockchain posted Bernard Marr on Forbes.com Bernard Marr is a best-selling author & keynote speaker on business, technology and the effective use of data. The link to the article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2017/01/24/a-complete-beginners-guide-to-blockchain/#2f83fde066a6

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EESPA news on E-invoicing Platform

http://eeiplatform.com/17908/eespa-annual-general-meeting-well-attended-achieved-new-goals-2017/

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EESPA and VeR sign Memorandum of Understanding

EESPA is pleased to announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the E-Invoice-Alliance Germany- the Verband elektronische Rechnung (VeR)   It is intended that EESPA and VeR together with their respective membership communities will benefit from closer and deeper levels of cooperation across a range of common topics of interest and areas of activity, such

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Tax-compliant global electronic invoice lifecycle management

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European e-invoicing service providers report a significant growth of 27% and over 1 ¼ billion processed e-invoices in 2015

Brussels, Belgium, 12 September 2016 – 1 252 million electronic invoices were processed and delivered in 2015 by members of the European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA), based on a set of survey results completed in July 2016. This represented a significant growth of 27 per cent over 2014 volumes of 985 million. EESPA commissioned

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Joint Position Paper: requirement to receive electronic invoices in the ‘listed syntaxes’ under Directive 2014/55/EU

Introduction The European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA) and OpenPEPPOL present this joint paper on the subject of the European Norm (EN) for the semantic data model for a core electronic invoice, and in particular the List of Syntaxes to be used. There is a current consultation within the relevant CEN Technical Committee, CEN TC

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European E-invoicing Service Providers Association and OpenPEPPOL to cooperate in supporting the rapid adoption of e-invoicing

The cooperation aims at developing common positions on EU public policy support for e-invoicing, promoting interoperability and rolling out easy-to-use services The European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA) and OpenPEPPOL have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in supporting the rapid adoption of e-invoicing across Europe. Both associations, together with their respective

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EESPA in the NEWS: B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2016: A complete overview at your fingertips

The Paypers, the global source of news and analysis for the payments industry, has just released its B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2016. Read what industry experts have to say about the potentially untapped opportunities in cross-border B2B payments, how banks are innovating, what are the latest innovations in SMB financing, what

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EESPA’s concerns about the proliferation of additional requirements on e-invoicing at Member State level

Resolution carried unanimously at the EESPA General Assembly Meeting of 19 May 2016, Tallinn Estonia Document reference/no. EESPA-RES-2016-003  Date: 19 May 2016 Background Whereas it is observed that a growing number of Member States are introducing Additional Requirements in the areas of invoice definition, reporting and audit, which in practice significantly impact the ability of

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Aggregated Volume Statistics Survey results

European e-invoicing service providers processed nearly 1 billion e-invoices, according to EESPA survey  Brussels, Belgium, 30 July, 2015 – 986 million electronic invoices were processed and delivered to invoice receivers in 2014 by members of the European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA), based on a set of survey results completed in June 2015. This represented

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