Review Exchange Summit 2016, Barcelona

The 12th edition of the Exchange Summit took place in Barcelona on October 10 and 11, 2016. Over 200 experts and practitioners in the field of E-Invoicing and P2P Automation from all over the world came together and shared their knowledge and got new insights. Whereas E-Invoicing was in main focus, also related topics such as Supply Chain Finance, Procure to Pay, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation have been closely looked at.

The several presentations from different regions of the world gave a clear picture of the current developments in the field of E-Invoicing and E-Procurement. In Australia for example the E-Invoicing programme has been in operation since 12 months and is moving into an early adopter stage. Businesses start adopting the new standard that very closely aligns to the PEPPOL standard, as Michael Ross from the Digital Business Council pointed out.

Blockchain Technology and its new opportunities for businesses was a highly discussed topic. Enrico Camerinelli from Aite Group presented the latest insights how Blockchain will impact Purchase-to-Pay and Supply Chain Finance. One major benefit of the Blockchain Technology is the chance to step over the hurdles of current accounting systems. With many trading partners involved in the process, e.g. intermediaries, certifying organizations and other companies who worked with the supplier before, the quality of information will be more valid, robust and trustworthy than it is today.

Martin Weis, Robotic Process Automation leader at Ernst & Young, explained how
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) will disrupt work in finance. Amongst others, Martin Weis pointed out that RPA will open up new opportunities for those working in these departments enabling them to get engaged in more creative and challenging tasks. These new opportunities will easily overcompensate possible fears related to any automation: RPA tools help to improve processes in a quicker, cheaper and better way. Employees then will be freed up to focus on interpretation, judgement and communication with each other - tasks machines are unable to do properly.

The Exchange Summit also made room for several round table discussions with lots of opportunities to share different views, discuss current projects, future trends and find answers to important and pressing questions.

The very positive feedback from all parties involved showed once more that the Exchange Summit is the leading platform where all relevant topics are being covered. With the industry facing a more homogenous legislation and reliable political agenda, and willing to quickly adopt new and promising technologies in order to offer even better methods and commercial models, we will continue to support networking and information exchange in this fast-evolving market. Check out the Exchange Summit in April 2017 in Orlando: - join our LinkedIn Group to keep the dialogue going:


Sunday, October 9, 2016

18:00 – 21:00
Registration & Icebreaker Reception
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Registration and Welcome Coffee


09:00 – 09:50

A:Understanding Blockchain Technology and the Concept of Distributed Ledgers
Blockchain has quickly become the most hyped technology innovations since the Internet. In 2015 The World Economic Forum (WEF) identified blockchain technology as one of the six mega-trends shaping the future of society. Blockchain has been described as email for money and the best known application of the technology is Bitcoin. However, the technology itself has vast number of uses beyond cryptocurrency and it is expected that its applications will be measured in trillions. Many believe that the technology has the potential to disrupt almost every process in the financial services area and revolutionize supply chain transparency. This presentation explains what the blockchain is, why it matters and how can it speed up digitalization.
Markus Hautala, Head of Innovation Program, Tieto

B:Understanding Formats and Standards around E-Invoicing: Electronic Data Interchange, XML, PDF/A-3, UBL, XBRL, ISO20022,...

  • The standards needed for E-Invoicing
  • Why format matters
  • The evolution of standards for E-Invoicing and Payment
  • Criteria for suitability
  • Aligning national and regional strategies with appropriate standards
  • What will the emerging global e-Invoicing framework look like?
Tim McGrath, Co-Chair of the OASIS UBL Technical Committee


Welcome Address
Johannes von Mulert, Founder Exchange Summit


10:05 - 10:45
World-Class in P2P/S2S - Overview & Trends
- Key drivers for enterprises and functions
- Agility as major driver and how to become more agile
- Drivers for PTP/S2S
- Selected best practices and metrics
Tom Olavi Bangemann, Senior Vice President Business Transformation, The Hackett Group

10:45 - 11:25
Experience How Blockchain Technology Impacts P2P and Supply Chain Finance
- Moving from what blockchain is to how to make it work
- Blockchain is not for banks only: what corporates want
- Which P2P and SCF processes can benefit most from blockchain-based applications?
- Blockchain is being investigated on how it can streamline current P2P and SCF processes: what    is the future holding?
Enrico Camerinelli, Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibition


11:55 - 12:25
A:How Robotic Process Automation will Disrupt Work in Finance
Across Europe, governments and businesses are vaulting up the Shared Services “value” trajectory via robotic process automation (RPA). Governments and business leaders, in fact, by proactively pushing shared services and simultaneously evaluating the benefits of RPA are acting as significant catalyst for local activity. The RPA presentation has been designed with the aim of enlightening organisations in Europe as to the significant benefits that can be gained through the adoption of robotics in terms of efficiency, accuracy and control simultaneously. You learn how to establish a successful business case to establish your programme as well as best practices in implementation. The session will cover the following:
• Understanding of RPA project leading practice • Background on RPA • Vendor considerations • Project phases and purpose • RPA Use cases • Examples from projects • Lessons learned
Martin Weis, Robotic Process Automation Leader, EMEIA Advisory Center Digital, Ernst & Young

B: Supply Chain Finance: The big picture and the link to E-Invoicing
Supply Chain Finance (SCF) is booming and taking many forms spurred by competition and industry cooperation. Get up to date on the recent standard definitions based on industry consensus and the work of the Global SCF Forum. The E-Invoice and invoice status messages bring easily accessible SCF for big and small actors especially SMEs. How does this work in practice using digital technology? Factoring is one financing instrument in the category of Supply Chain Finance, which can benefit from E-Invoicing and the exchange of invoice statuses in particular. Fraunhofer IML as part of the Supply Chain Finance Community has identified this a part of the trend of ‘inclusive Supply Chain Finance’, since pervasive digital technology creates transparency: ‘small data’ instead of ‘big data’. Learn more about the concept and discuss the benefits for all actors involved (seller, buyers, financier, E-Invoicing provider).
Douwe Lycklama, Partner, Innopay and Charles Bryant, Secretary General, EESPA


12:30 - 13:00
A: E-Invoicing Update from Australia - Transforming the Ways Australians Do Business
- The need for an Interoperability Framework
- The consultation process which we went through in Australia to get the standard published
- The role of the Digital Business Council
- Pros and Cons of the Australian approach
- Current status with adoption
- Road Map for the future
Michael Ross, Digital Business Council, Australia

B: The Underrated Value of E-Invoicing in Latin America – Real Examples of how E-Invoicing is Changing the Game
Mario Fernandez, CEO, Gosocket

C: Mobile App for E-Bill Presentment and Payment and Derived Analytics
- Why users love POM (Peace of Mind)
- Benefits for senders: improved cash
- The other benefit: big data analytics
- How POM becomes Peace of Mind thanks to agile technology
Johannes Vermeire, Managing Director, Addocted

Networking and Lunch in the Exhibition


14:30 - 15:00

A: Managing Risk in Your Procure to Pay (P2P) Process: How Ten Leading Automation Solutions Can Help
This presentation will explore how ten leading automation solutions help mitigate risk within the Procure to Pay (P2P) process. The speaker will identify a specific automation solution, link it to a list of potential risk exposures within the applicable P2P process, and specify how the solution mitigates these exposures covering the following topics:
- Introduction to Risk Management
- How Risk Impacts the P2P Process
- Examples of P2P Risk and Control Issues
- How 10 P2P Automation Solutions Can Mitigate Risk
- Measuring Success: Your P2P Automation Scorecard
- Case Studies
Chris Doxey, Doxey Inc., USA

B: 10 Years of Electronic Invoicing in Brazil - Evolution, Opportunities and what's Next
- More than 14 billion electronic invoices issued by about 1.2 million companies
- Market penetration over 95% for all Brazilian companies
- The strategy, role of the government and the steps for electronic invoice massification
- Mistakes and lessons learned in the implementation process
- Improvements in development and what's next: integrating supply chains and electronic    tracking of vehicles with RFID
Newton Oller, Project Leader of E-Invoicing in Retail, Tax Inspector, Sao Paulo State Financing Secretariat, Brazil

C: E-Archive and E-Invoicing in Turkey
Göksel Ücer, Managing Director, Netle YAZILIM A.S.
Zeynep Kocadayi, Head of Finance Country Platform Turkey, BASF Türk

15:05 - 15:50
Break free of your traditional conference sessions in these presentation-free roundtables. Set a focus on your favorite topic and gain 45 - 60 minutes of high-level peer-to-peer discussion and networking with other experts who understand the background and opportunities. Each session is facilitated by a moderator. No Powerpoint, no microphones, just you and your biggest challenges addressed as a group, by the group.
Limited to 25 persons per session.

A: How PEPPOL Makes E-Procurement Easier
André Hoddewik / Sören Pedersen, OpenPEPPOL
B: Public / Private E-Invoicing Directories
Oriol Bausà Peris, CEO, Invinet Sistemes
C: The Role of Electronic Data Interchange
Muzaffer Havcarci, CEO, Inposia
D: Enhancing Data Accuracy and Quality
Pirjo Ilola, Federation of Finnish Financial Services
E: What Does Accounting Industry Expect from E-Invoicing and Digitalized Cash Register Receipts
Bo Harald, Founder of the Real Time Economy Program
F: Open Roundtable



15:05 – 15:50
Content Compliant E-Invoicing: The Key to VAT Automation
Most businesses have already implemented a certain method of e-invoicing to a greater or lesser extent. It must be said that a well-developed einvoicing system should allow optimisation of the level of VAT automation within a business to a significantly higher level, especially on the purchase side. However, there is currently still a major gap between the understanding of the need for formal compliance and for content compliance. The latter is what you need to enable your VAT automation.
Prof. Patrick Wille, President of VAT Forum and Lecturer at Universities of Brussels and Gent

Consolidated Tax Compliance in the Cloud
- Government mandates towards cloud-based real-time transaction reporting is creating
   a massive paradigm shift.
- Compliance automation is an immediate necessity, not a future option.
- What are the differences among compliance approaches in LATAM, Russia, Europe and Asia.
- How can business process engines overcome the challenges of diversity and continuous
Christiaan van der Valk, President, TrustWeaver AB, Sweden

Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibition


16:20 - 16:35
Digital Single Market: Impact on Purchase to Pay
Andrea Servida, Head Unit E-Government and Trust, DG Connect, European Commission

16:35 - 16:50
CEN/TC 434: Planning and Deliverables
Andrea Caccia, Chairman of CEN/TC 434 on E-Invoicing, European Committee for Standardisation

16:50 - 17:05
2014/24/EU Public Procurement: Where Do We Stand?
Thomas Spoormans, Acting Head of Unit Innovative and E-Procurement, DG GROWTH, European Commission

17:05 - 17:20
EIDAS: Update from the EU and Implication for Cross-Border Identity of Trading Partners
Andrea Servida, Head Unit E-Government and Trust, DG Connect, European Commission

End Day 1 of Exchange Summit 2016

Departure for the Networking Dinner Event

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


09:00 – 09:50
A: Payments and Invoicing: Coming Together?
In this session we will update you on the key development in the payments world, including PSD2 Access to the Account, Instant Payments, Open API and Open Banking. In particular we will discuss whether and how this could influence the strategic developments in the e-invoicing world and what opportunities might arise.
Douwe Lycklama, Partner, Innopay

B: What Buyers and Suppliers Do not Need to Know about E-Invoicing and E-Procurement
The effective adoption of e-invoicing and e-procurement will be built on well defined, highly accessible, readily scalable and standards-based processes alongside a compelling call to action. The benefits are compelling and public sector adoption is moving ever-closer to being mandated. However, to fully unlock the benefits, the underlying delivery framework must address these key drivers. How can this be achieved?
- The role of standards
- Interoperability in a 4-corner model
- Mandatory adoption of e-Invoicing
- Charging rules within the 4-corner model
Tim Cole, COO, Causeway Technologies

C: Experience with the E-Procurement Portal of University of Vienna
- Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement – what will change
- E-Procurement in the public sector – still at the beginning
- The convergence from procurement to invoicing – how far away are we?
Constantin Christiani, Chief Procurement Officer – CPO, Head of Facility
and Resources Management, University of Vienna



10:00 - 10:30
How to Prepare and Facilitate E-Procurement in the Swedish Public Sector
- What is the current situation and what are the plans?
- Challenges when e-tendering must be implemented with new rules and electronic tools
- Can existing standards and building blocks facilitate the implementation of e-procurement?
- Can e-invoicing facilitate the progress of the whole end-to-end e-procurement?
Kerstin Wiss Holmdahl, Legal Counsel / E-Procurement, Legal Affairs Division, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions


10:30 - 11:15
The Pressure Builds for Adoption of E-Invoicing in Public Procurement
- Status of the new EU core invoice standard to be implemented by all contracting authorities
- What are thissues and constraints
- How to deliver full savings from end-to-end automation?
- Stakeholders share their views
Moderator: Charles Bryant, Secretary General, EESPA
- Peter Norén, Head of unit implementation & sourcing of enterprise applications,
   The Swedish National Financial Management Authority
- André Hoddevik, Secretary General, OpenPEPPOL AISBL
- Constantin Christiani, Head of Facility and Ressources Management, University of Vienna
- Cyrille Sautereau, President of ADMAREL and Chair of the French National Forum of E-Invoicing
- Alis-Irena Riviere-Osipov, Legal Policy Officer, DG GROWTH, European Commission

Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibition


11:45 – 12:15
A: From 1% to 90% of E-Invoices in 1 year: Experience in Catalonia
- How to deploy the E-Invoice in 2.250 public authorities
- Key success factors and benefits for providers and for public authorities
- What are the upsides and downsides so far?
Miquel Estapé Valls, Deputy Director, Consorci AOC - Open Government of Catalonia

B: Digital Supplier Collaboration for Driving Efficiency, Reducing Risk and Optimizing Working Capital
- End to end digital integration for working capital optimization
- Smart and secure to optimize processes and mitigate risks
- Open and innovative partnership for enhanced capability
- Global and scalable to give wide reach
Robert Grimes, SAP and Robert Barnes, Founder, PrimeRevenue

C:How to Successfully Send B2B E-Invoices in a Multi-Country / Multi-Format Environment
- Important facts & figures from our retail business
- Multiple requirements and solutions for EDI Invoicing throughout Europe in short time-to-market conditions
- Advantages of EDI project with central management but still local approach
- Big-bang or “phased” roll-out
Valentin Prutu, IT Support Application Coordinator EDI, BIC


12:25 – 12:55
A: How the EESPA Is Building Value for the E-Invoicing Community
- Progress on creating the interoperable eco-system
- EESPA's alliance with openPEPPOL
- Compliance challenges for EU and global developments
- How can we drive supply chain automation to a new level?
Moderator: Charles Bryant
Panelists: Marcus Laube, Ahti Allikas, Tim Cole

B: E-Documents in an SAP Environment
- What is the current situation on the customer side considering multinational business?
- How does Globalization Services at SAP support e-documents?
- Solution model for e-documents based on a framework and service approach
- Examples of e-document E2E processes and countries
Sascha Wenger and Olivia Vorstheim, SAP SE

C: MSC Belgium Goes UBL all the Way: From Invoices to Shipment Data
MSC Belgium NV is a 100% subsidiary of and acts as agent for Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, headquartered in Geneva, one of the largest container shipping companies worldwide. Based in the port of Antwerp, MSC’s major European hub, MSC Belgium serves the Belgian import & export market, and handles bookings and documentation for more than 1 million TEU container units per year. Executing a long-standing strategy of dematerialization of invoices, this now results in
- generating 30000 UBL XML customer invoices per month
- all supplier invoices entering the back-end systems as UBL XML (upgrading from paper or PDF
    as required)
- A practical approach to avoid the AP platform sirens: focus on the data, not the transport
- Extending the standard UBL invoice with shipment data for the transportation sector
Guido Dilles, E-Invoicing Project Lead, MSC Belgium NV

Networking and Lunch in the Exhibition

14:20 – 17:00
CEN/TC 434 E-Invoicing Public Conference (colocated)

14:20 Welcome and Opening of the CEN/TC 434 Public Conference
Andrea Caccia, Chairman of CEN/TC 434 on E-Invoicing

Part I. The European Standard on Electronic Invoicing

14:25 Introduction to the Political Context of the Work
Antonio Conte, European Commission

14:35 The Scope and Deliverables from CEN/TC 434
An overview of what will be provided and current state of play
Jostein Frømyr, CEN/TC 434 Management Team member

14:55 The Semantic Data Model
What does it actually look like?
Fred van Blommestein, CEN/TC 434 Management Team member

15:15 Benefits and Challenges as Seen from the Market
Introduction by key stakeholders and discussion
Representatives from suppliers (IBM/TBC), public buyers (Carmen Ciciriello, NHS), and service providers OpenPEPPOL (Sven Rasmussen) and EESPA (Charles Bryant)
Moderated by Andrea Caccia

15:40 Coffee Break

Part II. How the European Standard Will Be Implemented

16:00 Creating an Interoperable European Market
Introduction on the e-invoicing Directive and the policy objectives behind its introduction
Thomas Spoormans, EC representative

16:15 Practical Implementation in National Legislation
Presentation and discussion on how the provisions from the EU Directive can be transposed into national legislation
Policy representatives from European countries: Peter Noren (Sweden)
and Fabio Massimi (Italy)

16:45 Open Discussion

17:55 Closure of the CEN/TC 434 Public Conference
Andrea Caccia, Chairman of CEN/TC 434 on E-Invoicing<


14:30 - 15:15
Break free of your traditional conference sessions in these presentation-free roundtables. Set a focus on your favorite topic and gain 60 minutes of high-level peer-to-peer discussion and networking with other experts who wish to carry forward the topic.
Each session is facilitated by a moderator. No Powerpoint, no microphones, just you and your biggest challenges addressed as a group, by the group.
Limited to 25 persons per session

A: Public E-Procurement for SME
Gerhard Laga, The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
B: The Future of VAT in a Digital World
Jos Feyaerts, CEO, InCoPro
C: Shared Smart Documents for Supply Chain Finance
András Kelen, Triad and Laszlo Palfalvi, Interstand Consulting
D: How Has Procure to Pay Automation Improved Your Internal Controls?
Chris Doxey, Doxey Inc.
E: E-Invoicing for SME's: How to Make it happen
Jaap Jan Niehus, Manager Simplerinvoicing, SIDN
F: Open Roundtable

Open Space for Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibition


Exhibition closes

End of Exchange Summit 2016

Johannes von MulertJohannes von Mulert
Founder Exchange Summit






The partners of Exchange Summit 2016 in Barcelona were:

Lead Supporter

EESPA is the European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association. It is an International Not-for-Profit Association (AISBL/IVZW) organised under Belgian law. EESPA acts as a trade association at European level for a large and vibrant community of E-Invoicing Service Providers, drawn from organisations that provide network, business outsourcing, financial, technology and EDI services. Formed in 2011 EESPA already has over 50 full and associate members.


Making tax less taxing
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. We deliver comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Our Compliance CloudTM platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by regional, and cross-border taxing authorities throughout the world.
Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files hundreds of thousands of tax compliance documents and tax returns, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.
Avalara's EMEA headquarters are in Brighton, UK, with U.S. headquarters in Seattle, WA and offices across the U.S. and London, UK; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India.

B2Boost provides exclusively Managed Services for the automation of the Order-to-Cash processes, to top companies and industries. We customise and operate your compliant transactional platform, supporting your processes and your trading partners community, as-a-Service. Our unique, flexible, services oriented platform enables us to provide our customers with fully dedicated solutions and services. We take pride in ensuring 100% customer satisfaction and in creating real value for our customers. No bullshit. No other e-Invoicing service provider understands the context and needs of suppliers as we do. Ask our customers.

B2BRouter provides cloud electronic invoicing services for small to large companies through our web-based portal and our reliable and secure integration services. We operate our own platform providing access to the PEPPOL network and to various other public and private eInvoicing networks to allow our customers to exchange electronic invoices and other procurement documents with ALL of their trading partners. Our four-corner model vision does not prevent us from offering free services to smaller companies to facilitate their on-boarding into the digital economy for B2B exchanges: More than 30,000 registered businesses currently exchange their electronic invoices through our platform, bridging from one network (including EDI Value Added Networks) to another transparently, assessing our services as the top choice for electronic invoicing. Our experienced engineers work closely with standardization communities such as UBL, CEN and OpenPEPPOL to ensure our service and choice of standards are always up-to-date. Check out our basic services for free or become a customer and you’ll benefit from the best of our products, services and knowledge.

Basware is the global leader in providing networked purchase-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services. Basware’s commerce and financing network connects businesses in over 100 countries and territories around the globe. As the largest open business network in the world, Basware provides scale and reach for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to grow their business and unlock value across their operations by simplifying and streamlining financial processes. Small and large companies around the world achieve significant cost savings, more flexible payment terms, greater efficiencies and closer relationships with their suppliers. Find out more at
Follow Basware on Twitter: @Basware, join the discussion on the Basware LinkedIn, Basware Facebook and Basware Blog and subscribe for the latest news.

Comarch is a technological company that has been engaged in the optimisation of business processes for 22 years. The company’s portfolio includes systems for electronic data interchange (EDI). Comarch EDI is a B2B platform, which provides a competitive advantage by a fast and secure data exchange with business partners. The solution provides the automation of data processing throughout the supply chain: from the procurement process, through the logistics, to invoicing and payment processing. Comarch EDI enables savings to be made and compliance with legal and ecological requirements. Among the clients who have trusted Comarch are the largest retail chains (e.g. Metro Group, Tesco, Carrefour, Leroy Merlin), FMCG companies (e.g. BIC, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, Unilever), pharmaceutical companies (e.g. GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi) and the representatives of other key market sectors.

As the leading German Service Provider for e-Invoicing, Supply Chain Finance and electronic document exchange crossinx supports companies to realise the potential of their networks. Flexible and scalable solutions frame a comprehensive portfolio of services for the worldwide electronic exchange of invoices, orders and shipping documents. crossinx entirely manages all document-based financial business processes between companies, their customers and suppliers. This cloud-based Financial Supply Chain Management allows a 100% conversion to electronic processes – independent of existing IT infrastructure and company size.
Because of crossinx‘ membership in the association of electronic invoicing in Germany (VeR) and the European Association (EESPA) there are numerous and worldwide roaming options to providers. The integrated solution complies with all the national and international fiscal requirements and meets the requirements of German data privacy and security.
With over 30.000 connected companies, an invoice volume of nearly 20 billion Euro, a team consisting of more almost 60 national and multinational operating employees and an expansion rate of up to 100% the company headquartered in Frankfurt is pioneer in one of the fastest growing markets in the world.
The partner network includes inter alia with the two largest Retail Banks in Germany, the Sparkassen Group and the Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken.

Gosocket is a B2b network that establishes and manages relationships between buyers and suppliers through the use of compliant electronic invoicing in Latin America. From this connections provides value added services with a focus in supply chain finance. Founded in 2012, connects with more that 500 million electronic invoices over 1 million companies throughout Latin America. Access is via a web portal, which can also be accessed through mobile devices either by their mobile web version or through native applications for your smartphone or tablet iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Windows 10.

As a worldwide and state-of-the-art EDI Managed Service Provider, INPOSIA applies its services across all branches and processes. Complex Just-in-Time delivery processes as well as business-critical finance transactions - all business and trading partners can be integrated sustainable and competently along the supply chain of the customers by INPOSIA’s portfolio. INPOSIA grows nationally as well as internationally, due to economic durable and profound business relations. With regard to the enormous importance of data security, INPOSIA carries out its services in highly secure, certified data processing service centres, located internationally and chosen by customer requirements.

OpusCapita digitizes and automates purchasing, invoice handling, payments, cash management and supplier financing. With 200 million electronic transactions processed annually, and 8.000 customers in 54 countries, we have the expertise to make buying and paying easier and more cost effective. You get end-to-end visibility, control and compliance of your spend and cash flow.

OpenPEPPOL is a non-profit international association responsible for the governance and maintenance of the PEPPOL specifications that enable European businesses to easily deal electronically with any European public sector buyer in their procurement processes. PEPPOL is not an eProcurement platform but instead provides a set of technical specifications that can be implemented in existing eProcurement solutions and services to make them interoperable across Europe.

Pagero offers cloud based e-invoice and e-order services. We bring companies together digitally regardless of size, volume, location and ERP system. All services are performed on our platform Pagero Online – a global business network. Pagero Online cloud services support the complete P2P (buyer side) and O2C (supplier side) process. All our services are based on our concept Touchless processes™, where we analyse data and/or combinations of data to achieve our customers' goal of a process with minimum human involvement.

PwC's Global e-Invoicing and e-Archiving Network brings together process, technology, tax, legal and accounting experts making your e-Invoicing business case reality! For over 15 years now, PwC has been at the forefront of e-Invoicing and e-Archiving. PwC has laid down the cornerstones for both the first and second e-Invoicing Directive, is helping the European Commission with the implementation of the e-PRIOR project, and is involved in several e-Invoicing fora.

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable approximately 310,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. With e-Documents SAP provides a unified solution for legally required electronic documents. This complements the different offerings from SAP and SAP Ariba with respect to digital supplier collaboration and e-commerce.

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. The Ariba Network connects more than two million companies from 190 countries, creating a dynamic, digital marketplace where buyers and suppliers can find each other, collaborate together and get more than $2.5 billion in commerce done every day. SAP Ariba customers can process more than 90% of invoices through electronic delivery, automating the workflow—when needed—improving accuracy, reducing cycle times and increasing back-office productivity for both buyers and suppliers. With SAP Ariba, buyers can extend supply chain financing options to their suppliers, increasing days payable outstanding (DPO) for buyers, while improving cashflow and days sales outstanding (DSO) for suppliers.

TrustWeaver provides a comprehensive Cloud-based compliance service for electronic invoicing and other legally critical documents for more than 55 countries. From a single technical interface and through our unique Compliance MapTM concept, more than 60 world-leading B2B integration brokerage vendors in our partner network automatically provide interoperable legal certainty to trading partners that use their solutions, regardless of changes in legislation. TrustWeaver’s unique blend of legal and technical components allows modern organizations to execute their ERP, workflow, archiving and B2B consolidation strategies with guaranteed respect for the multiple national and sectoral laws governing such transactions as well as their long-term retention and auditability. In business since 2001, TrustWeaver is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

XMLdation is a world leader in end-to-end testing of standardised financial transaction messages. At XMLdation, our vision is to make the testing of financial message transactions, such as ISO20022 XML, JSON-APIs and others, easier and faster than ever before. We help people and organisations who perform design, implementation, testing, deployment, maintenance and customer onboarding in this domain by developing new technologies into our SaaS service. XMLdation service is used by more than 20 banks in over 50 countries worldwide.
Designed to reduce the complexity of managing global standards and specific business rules, the centralized message management platform myXML provides life cycle management, automated documentation, multi-user collaboration, and instant generation of large varieties of test transactions. The XMLdation Validator, Simulator and API sandbox assist in testing the flow towards the transaction services provider and in understanding the return flow to facilitate straight-through-processing and automation. Banks can offer our self-service tools to their clients, ensuring 24/7 onboarding support with significant savings.

Media Partners

The E-invoicing Platform (formerly known as EEI Platform) is the independent platform for professionals around electronic invoicing and invoice processing.

Fintech News Switzerland covers stories about the Fintech Ecosystem – i.e. Mobile Payment, Personal Finance, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Robo Advisor and Lending - and Startups in Switzerland and Europe. also provides a bi-weekly newsletter with the most important information about the Fintech industry in Europe.

Global Banking & Finance Review is one of the world’s leading online and Print Magazine covering Global News, Videos, Analysis, Opinion, Reviews and Interviews from the world of Banking, Finance , Wealth Management, Trading, Business, Technology and much more. Read in over 200 different countries and ranked below 15,000 globally by Alexa across millions of websites. To find out more, visit us at

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The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Our products are aimed at merchants, payment services providers, processors, financial institutions, start-ups, technology vendors and payment professionals and have a special focus on all major trends and developments in payments-related industries including online and mobile payments, online/mobile banking, cards, cross-border e-commerce, e-invoicing and SEPA. We are also keen on keeping our readership informed with regard to online fraud prevention innovations and the most significant trends in the e-identity space.