Tuesday 28th February, 2017
The European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA) has contributed to a new CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) e-invoicing readiness checker. EESPA contribution to help create the tool included participation in an Advisory Group and written support.
The readiness checker will be a valuable web tool to help all public authorities in the EU implement the requirements the Directive 2014/55/EU, under which they are required to adopt e-invoicing by means of a new invoice standard.
The checker contains a questionnaire for public authorities and a comprehensive list of issues to be addressed in the adoption of e-invoicing. EESPA will encourage end users, service and solution providers to make use of the material.
As Henrik Möller of EESPA member InExchange has said: “We think that the questions are from a public administration point of view very good. It lets them start thinking of how much work there is, and hopefully lets them start thinking of a service provider.”
It contains a section where service and solution providers are able to register and set out their capabilities. There is also a useful section describing the state of play in e-invoicing adoption among EU Member States, which will be updated as e-invoicing adoption develops.
EESPA is committed to continuing to build a strong partnership with EU colleagues for the purpose of promoting the very substantial cost savings and process efficiency obtainable through e-invoicing.