The history of the e-invoice is actually the history of EDI – Electronic Data Interchange. As an enabler of business transactions, EDI is a group of technical standards for e-documents that has been around for decades. The United States National Institute of Standards and Technology defined EDI in 1996 as:
Did you know that a European standard for e-documents might become a catalyst for businesses and organisations in their digitisation journey? This infographic explains what PEPPOL is all about and what it has to do with e-invoice management.
The European digitisation journey accelerates. As a result of the e-Procurement Directives from the European Commission, all national authorities within the EU must be able to send and receive standardised electronic invoices by April 2019. Here’s the what and why of the PEPPOL revolution – and how to take advantage.