E-invoicing, a beginner's guide

A Beginner’s Guide on E-invoicing

What is e-invoicing? How does it work? Why would you need it, and what are the benefits? If you’re puzzled about any of these questions, or just curious about the topic in general, then look no further. Our infographic is the perfect introduction.

We take a look at everything you need to know, starting with a concise, jargon-free definition on exactly what e-invoicing is, some general facts and figures, a run through the main features and benefits, and a few case studies. There’s also a section dedicated to small businesses.

Have a look at the beginner’s guide infographic

E-invoicing, a beginner's guide infographic

So what did you think?

Hopefully our infographic has provided you with a good overview on the topic. E-invoicing is a great way to save time, money and even the environment. It is also a safer, securer way of handling payments.

In the coming years it will become a key part of our digital economy. Big businesses and governments all over the world are already using it, and smaller businesses are not far behind. The EU even has a directive on it.

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Sources

We used quite a lot of different sources to put everything together, so we thought it would be best if we categorised them for you. We’ve made a list of the six different categories in the infographic, and listed all the sources that we used for each one of them.

Why the Fuss?

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX:52010DC0712
http://www.basware.fi/sites/default/files/restricted/easy-einvoicing-ebook-its-time-to-switch.pdf

What is e-invoicing?

https://www.tungsten-network.com/uk/knowledge/what-is-e-invoicing/
http://www.billentis.com/einvoicing_ebilling_market_overview_2015.pdf
http://www.einvoicingbasics.co.uk/what-is-e-invoicing/types-of-einvoice/
http://www.accaglobal.com/content/dam/acca/global/PDF-technical/technology-publications/pol-tp-gpta.pdf

Facts and figures

http://public.spendmatters.eu/2015/07/16/einvoicing-in-europe-how-much-has-it-really-taken-off/
http://www.opuscapita.com/news-and-events/news/2015/global-report-estimates-great-growth-potential-in-electronic-invoicing
http://www.billentis.com/einvoicing_ebilling_market_overview_2015.pdf
http://www.billentis.com/einvoicing_ebilling_market_overview_2016.pdf
http://www.ricoh.nl/Images/billentis_2014_t_76-76133.pdf
http://www.opuscapita.com/news-and-events/news/2014/dramatic-increase-in-electronic-invoicing-offers-benefits-for-consumers-and-financial-departments
http://www.suomenpankki.fi/en/rahoitusjarjestelman_vakaus/maksuneuvosto/Documents/PC_WG2_Payments_in_an_increasingly_digital_economy.pdf
http://www.sharedserviceslink.com/article/e-invoicing-2015-by-the-numbers

Benefits

http://www.einvoicingbasics.co.uk/benefits-of-einvoicing/facts-and-figures/
http://www.einvoicingbasics.co.uk/what-is-e-invoicing/types-of-einvoice/
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX%3A52010DC0712
https://www.theseus.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/96473/Rodarte%20Soto_Francisco.pdf?sequence=1
http://www.einvoicingbasics.co.uk/why-einvoicing/the-challenges-of-paper-invoices/
http://uknef.org.uk/downloads-resources.aspx
https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=97&t=3
http://www.billentis.com/einvoicing_ebilling_market_overview_2015.pdf
http://traxpay.com/2015/07/preparing-for-2018-germany-sweden-and-the-eu-e-invoicing-directive/
http://www.cloudtradenetwork.com/en/blog/2015/e-invoicing-is-vital-for-the-future-office
http://blog.oneposting.com/why-you-shouldnt-be-printing-invoices-anymore  
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/business-software/the-benefits-of-e-invoicing-for-smbs-1142035

Case Studies

http://uknef.org.uk/media/158/ukeag_case_study_dhl.pdf
http://uknef.org.uk/media/463/ukeag_case_study_camden.pdf

What about Small Businesses?

http://www.basware.fi/sites/default/files/restricted/easy-einvoicing-ebook-its-time-to-switch.pdf
http://www.basware.com/pdf-ebooks?nid=11340&rdt1=
http://www.basware.com/sites/default/files/restricted/automating_payables_for_the_sme_market_-_a_paystream_advisors_report_2012.pdf
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX%3A52010DC0712
http://www.accaglobal.com/content/dam/acca/global/PDF-technical/technology-publications/pol-tp-gpta.pdf
http://www.accaglobal.com/content/dam/acca/global/PDF-technical/technology-publications/pol-tp-uoei.pdf
http://www.opuscapita.com/news-and-events/news/2015/global-report-estimates-great-growth-potential-in-electronic-invoicing
http://www.billentis.com/einvoicing_ebilling_market_overview_2014.pdf
http://www.basware.fi/sites/default/files/restricted/easy-einvoicing-ebook-its-time-to-switch.pdf

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