Simplerinvoicing standardised E-invoicing
E-invoicing is a swiftly evolving practice encompassing the replacement of paper invoices with fully electronic processes. A thriving industry of service providers has developed to provide or support businesses with adequate and compliant e-invoicing (and other e-business document) services, and the European Institutions and Member States of the European Union have identified e-invoicing as a public policy priority based on the Digital Agenda for Europe, and as a key component of more efficient and environmentally friendly business processes.
A group of 14 leading Dutch and Finnish e-invoicing and accounting providers have started ’Simplerinvoicing’, a network of cooperating service providers. Simplerinvoicing aims to improve the operations of senders and receivers of e-invoices so that mass adoption can be achieved. This means that e-invoicing will become generic for consumers, small/medium/large business and governments. Just as common as telephone, post and email are functioning today.