Of course these advice has to be shared, they are a couple of months old but very valid. They were shared through Pete and Purchasing Insight. What is your advice? As Susie West (SharedServicesLink) said as a comment – supplier onboarding is missing in the list and is cruicial, and may I add – local knowledge from different markets. Onboarding suppliers in Sweden may take a letter, phone calls, meetings, in Finland a look in the TIEKE catalouge, in Denmark using the open source solution provided by the state and in Norway soon to come (hopefully) the PEPPOL network.
I have spoken to numerous people coming from Finland and wanting to do a smooth supplier onboarding project in Sweden – and bang – straight into the wall…
May I be so bold as to say that as long as we cannot present true business value for both suppliers and customers – and convince both to push for e-invoicing and adding value through automised processes, larger purchases, lower administration costs and improved cash flow on both sides – e-invoicing will not take off. You may puch your suppliers with “shall” demands all you want – it will still be a short term solution.
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