Electronic invoice processing, also known as e-invoicing, is the process of creating, sending and receiving invoices electronically. This modern solution offers businesses numerous benefits, including increased efficiency, reduced errors and cost savings.
An electronic invoice (also known as an e-invoice or e-invoice) is an invoice that is created, sent, received and stored digitally. This is automated between different software systems without manual intervention.
The electronic invoice must comply with a standard so that it can be processed automatically by different software systems on the side of sender and receiver. Within Europe, agreements are laid down in a framework called Peppol. This framework describes a standardised format for invoices (UBL format), rules, network and legal aspects.
No, although the PDF is digital, it is not structured. In other words, the content of the invoice has to be interpreted or translated by humans or software to read invoice information.
A structured format such as XML or UBL avoids the interpretation step. All invoice data is listed according to the standard and can be automatically read by the recipient’s software.
If you send invoices to the local or federal government, you should already be sending out electronic invoices via Peppol or Mercury today.
The federal government is currently working on a legislative proposal to make electronic invoicing mandatory for companies from July 2024.
If you want to know more about the obligation in Belgium, read our blog.
At Amista, we offer a comprehensive electronic invoice processing solution that meets the needs of medium- and large-sized companies. Our solution meets industry standards and integrates seamlessly with your existing systems.
Join the growing number of companies that have already switched to electronic invoicing and experience the benefits for yourself.
Amista offers a total solution for incoming and outgoing electronic invoices.
Amista has entered into a partnership with Billit to interface with Peppol. Billit, in addition to being an online billing platform, is a certified Peppol Access Point and market leader in Belgium. See also the website of Belgian Peppol authority. More than 100,000 e-invoices are sent or received via Billit every day.
But with Amista, you don’t have to worry: we take care of everything for you. That way, you don’t have to learn anything new or do anything. Simple!
For example, Amista ensures a smooth and worry-free integration with Peppol:
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