SEMINAR: Practical Experiences with E-Invoicing and Invoice Management

SEMINAR: Practical Experiences with E-Invoicing and Invoice Management

The state-of-the-art and best practices in incoming and outgoing electronic invoicing

  16 October 2008 (14-21)
  Pullman Diegem (Diegem)
  Price: 590 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

  Presented in English

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Learning Objectives:

Nine hundred million (900.000.000) is the total number of invoices that are produced in Belgium every year, and half of these are transactions between companies. The majority of these invoices are still sent and handled on paper.

Hence, it is no suprise that senders and receivers of large numbers of invoices want to move to digital, electronic invoices. Some companies will use their own IT infrastructure, but many companies use specialized payment platforms like Certipost, Isabel or OB10. Such platforms guarantee the legal requirements about non-repudiation and archiving of invoices.

However, making an invoice electronic is just the first step. The main advantages and cost reductions come from automating the processing of electronic invoices, and this is connected to the whole workflow of invoices: matching the invoices with orders in your ERP system, what to do with non-matching invoices, archiving, payment processing, dispute management, follow-up of the payment of your outgoing invoices, updating a CRM portal, etc.

Today, many companies look at electronic invoicing. The cost savings can be enormous, but what about legal requirements ? How do you convince customers and suppliers to move to e-invoicing ? What are the typical show-stoppers in automating the workflow and exception management, and how do you interface with ERP and CRM systems ?

Your questions will be answered during this seminar:

  • What are the legal requirements of invoicing, and how does this work with electronic invoices ? And what about international invoices and VAT requirements ?
  • How do I make a business case for e-invoicing ?
  • Do you go for in-house development or for outsourcing ?
  • Which payment platforms are there, and what are their strong and weak points ?
  • What solutions are there on the market for automating e-invoicing workflow: do you trust your ERP vendor or will you use specialized vendors ? What are typical problems ?
  • How do you convince suppliers and customers to move to e-invoicing, or at least use the same payment platform ?

Who should attend this seminar ?

An e-invoicing project demands a multidisciplinary approach. Hence, this seminar will be useful for:

  • IT managers and project leaders with questions about product and partner choice, implementation, integration, ...
  • Finance and Accounting managers with questions about the impact of e-invoicing on their business and financial processes

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