Review 2018 Berlin

The 17th edition of the Exchange Summit took place in Berlin on October 8 to 10, 2018. With over 200 participants and speakers from over 30 countries it was a great place to exchange first-hand experiences about E-Invoicing and for top networking with experts in this field.

With a deep dive into the legal, compliance and technical issues surrounding E-Invoicing on a global basis, it’s an event which consistently attracts industry bigwigs from EESPA, PEPPOL and a wide variety of solution providers as well as commentators and practitioners. In what could easily be an informative, but fairly dry two days, the organiser brings it to life by sprinkling the agenda with some excellent practitioner led sessions too.


Bengt Nilsson, EESPA co-chair and CEO Pagero kicked off the sessions by stressing the importance of open, interoperable networks and challenged fellow providers to see if it’s a future they can make possible. It’s a topic that the event keeps coming back to because interoperability is the golden chalice which has the capacity to significantly streamline business processes across the world. So far, so simple – but with a host of established regulations and standards, being able to come up with one that’s acceptable to all, remains a headache. But Nilsson pointed out that as we move further into industry 4.0, with end to end connected networks at home as well as in our working lives, the cost for any business of falling behind will be found in poor business decisions and performance. As ever, it’s the quality of the data that’s important. Connected bad data will just get bad things done faster.

So could blockchain be the answer? Well, Maex Ament, founder of Centrifuge thinks that it could well be…soon. Data ultimately comes down to trust. Do we trust what it is telling us? Do we trust where it has come from? Can we make accurate decisions based on it? For some organisations, in some countries, being able to answer yes to these questions is a luxury, and being able to do so consistently, may well prove to be the catalyst for driving blockchain use across the globe. Because the blockchain provides a consensus. A single source of truth that no government or other body can interfere with, and therefore, so the theory goes, it’s censorship resistant. Although, as Maex explained, there are some roadblocks ahead around legal restrictions and standards. But he believes it has the capacity to revolutionise the financial supply chain. For example, if we know for sure that a delivery has been made, proof of delivery could instigate payment. No need for an invoice.

And that probably will happen. And for some, it might not even be that long. But for now, most organisations are just getting to grips with the digitisation of their processes. Take Innogy for example, with 42,000 employees and 23 million customers, their disjointed systems no longer provided the clarity of data that the business needed. So GPO Peter Stotzem and the team set out a plan for change. They soon found out that although it was a technology journey, its success depended on relationships – with the suppliers, their chosen solution provider and crucially, with procurement. Once they had the buy in of procurement and the wider business, the programme accelerated rapidly. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of implementing new tech and forget that as with most things, it’s how we connect the people with the problem and the solution that matters most.

To view the presentations visit www.exchange-summit.com/presentations

We say thank you to all participants, speakers and partners that made this edition of the Exchange Summit a huge success. Great feedback like this encourages us to start the planning for the next editions in 2019 in Miami, Bonn and Vienna!

"Full to the brim with relevant topics and contributors and a very friendly environment to informally meet and discuss with subject matter experts."
Declan McCormack, Office of Government Procurement, Ireland

 

Agenda of the E-Invcoicing Exchange Summit 2018

Sunday, October 7: Icebreaker

18:00 - 21:00 Registration & Icebreaker Reception
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Monday, October 8: Conference Day 1

↓ Day 2   ↓ Day 3

Registration and Welcome Coffee (08:00-09:30)
Simultaneous interpretation (German - English - German)
provided in Track A
Welcome and Opening (09:30-09:35)
Keynote (09:35-10:15)
Applications Have Ruled, Accurate Data Will Prevail!
- How to connect an ecosystem of heterogeneous players and multiple instances of ERP systems
- One connection for global compliance?
Bengt Nilsson, Co-Chair EESPA and CEO Pagero, Sweden
Networking Break and Exhibition (10:15-11:00)
A: Regional Highlights
B: Technology and Innovation
C: Best Practices
A-1: E-Invoicing in Germany: Current Situation and Upcoming Developments

- Market status and overview: public and private sector
- Legislation and how it is put into practice
- Lighthouse projects in the public sector
- Latest results from the ""VeR Planspiel""
- What you may expect in the next two years

Stefan Gross, Chairman of the Board, E-Invoice Alliance Germany - Verband elektronische Rechnung (VeR), Germany
(Presentation held in German)
B-1: Blockchain from the FinTech View

How can we create a new, decentralized system to support the financial supply chain (business identities, exchange of documents and services on top) on a global scale? Maex will describe a vision for creating a new way to freely transact, collaborate, and establish a shared identity and reputation across networks. A key focus will be how third parties can provide financial services within such a system, providing a new way of adding value and with that monetization for participating networks. He will give examples of early adopters leveraging such blockchain based operating systems in the real world.

Maex Ament, CEO & Founder, Centrifuge, Germany
C-1: Nokia: Electronic Invoicing in a Multi-Country, Multi-Format, Multi-Digital Environment

- Fiscal & Legal: paperless as a worldwide concern
- Two different strategic approaches for paperless: Nokia (decentralized, localized) - Alcatel-Lucent (centralized, global)
- The Nokia answer: a worldwide multi-services platform
- Archiving compliance
- Nokia business case and achievements: countries, volumes, customer

Guillaume Hatt, IT, Order Management & Invoicing Team Lead, Nokia, France
A-2: E-Invoicing in Germany: The Federal E-Invoicing Portal in Germany
Sören Bergner, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community,
Donovan Pfaff and Martin Rebs, Project Manager E-Invoicing Portal, Germany
(Presentation held in German)
B-2: The Zero Corner Model: Communication over Distributed Data and the Shared Smart Document Principle
András Kelen, CEO, Triad and Member of the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Electronic Invoicing, Hungary
C-2: How to Successfully Receive Over 230´000 E-Invoices per Month in 35+ Countries

- Onboarding Suppliers: decentralized vs. centralized approach
- The top 3 success factors for global e-invoicing
- Our next challenges: Roll-out in India, Chile, China

Benedikt Zimmermann-Kuehne, Head of E-Invoicing Solutions, Kuehne + Nagel Management AG, Switzerland
Lunch Break (12:05-13:30)
A-3: The German Management Project E-Invoicing

- E-Invoicing implementation in Bremen based on a PEPPOL infrastructure
- The journey of a XRechnung

Peter Büsing and Rainer Heldt, Ministry of Finance, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany
(Presentation held in German)
B-3: Digital Identity Solutions
 
Sovrin Global Identity Network – Solving the Trust Issues of the Digital Age

The rise of distributed ledger technologies (DLT), have given rise to new types of ecosystems where businesses, public organisations and individuals can form trust relationships without involving middlemen. Sovrin is the leading initiative aiming to solve the challenge of being able to trust information exchanged over the Internet. Sovrin is a global, decentralised identity network that delivers the Internet’s missing identity layer. It allows people and organisations to create portable, digital identities which they themselves fully control. This provides for all kinds of rich digital interactions: KYC, invoicing, contract and transaction signing, permits, mandates and more.

Markus Hautala, Head of Blockchain Solutions, Tieto, Finland
 
Digital Identity for Legal Entities

Around the world, most countries have established registration authorities for legal entities. Some have also started to use X.509 certificates for granting digital IDs, e.g. eIDAS regulation in Europe. This comes at a time when newer concepts like Blockchain promise to solve the identity distribution and representation. Bringing this all together seems to be the logical next step and will be the foundation of this presentation.

Stephan Wolf, CEO, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), Switzerland
 
GS1's Approach for Building a Legal Identity

Details to follow.

Klaus Förderer, Senior Manager eBusiness/GDSN and Rainer Räbiger, Programme Manager LEI, GS1 Germany
C-3: On the path to a Pan-European EIPP eco-system

- Harmonisation needs and minimum common requirements for enabling pan-European EIPP services
- ISO 20022 based messages for EIPP request-to-pay
- Next possible steps towards a pan-European EIPP interoperable eco-system

Massimo Battistella, Manager Administration Services, Telecom Italia and co-Chair of EPC Multi-Stakeholder Group on EIPP, Italy
A-4: Current Status of the E-Invoicing Mandate in Italy: Challenges and Opportunities for Organizations and the Economy
Fabio Massimi, Engineer & Project Manager, AGID - Agency for a Digital Italy
B-4: Digital Identity Panel:
The Way Towards a Unique Global Digital Identity

- Is that realistic?
- Can or should this be government mandated or driven?
- What role does tech play here?

- Stephan Wolf, CEO, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), Switzerland
- Markus Hautala, Head of Blockchain Solutions, Tieto, Finland
- Klaus Förderer, Senior Manager eBusiness/GDSN and Rainer Räbiger, Programme Manager LEI, GS1 Germany
- Todd Albers, Sr. Payments Consultant Payments, Standards and Outreach Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, USA
Moderation: Maex Ament, CEO & Founder, Centrifuge, Germany
C-4: How to Successfully Onboard Suppliers to E-Invoicing in an International Environment

E-Invoicing means for our suppliers and us to jointly optimize a substantial part of the purchase-to-pay process (PtP). Our goal is to increase quality, efficiency and speed, but also process transparency and to enable additive added value by digitizing invoices. In short, a promising starting point for both sides! But with the knowledge alone, it is not done. A goal-oriented strategy is needed in order to successfully onboard suppliers. Starting with the selection of suitable tools or providers, about a well-thought-out stakeholder management to a clearly defined and coordinated roll-out strategy: you can do a lot right, but also wrong. Our experience has shown how much more soft factors - internal conviction, joint appearance and giving incentives - can decide on success and failure. I would like to invite you to participate in our journey and exchange experiences and lessons learnt.

Peter Stotzem, Global Process Owner Accounts Payable, Services Accounting/Finance, innogy SE, Germany
A-5: Digital Link of the Financial and Physical Supply Chain: E-Invoicing and Beyond in Kazakhstan

Traceability of good, E-Invoicing and beyond in Kazakhstan. From Bill of Lading to Digital Data Warehouse.

Argyn Kypshakov, Deputy Chairman of the State Revenue Committee of Finance Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Anvar Sadykov, Project Manager of E-Invoice project in Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan
C-5: 30 Years of E-Invoicing: The Engine of Digital Transformation

- Drivers of digitized sales and procurement processes: Where are the cost savings and added value?
- B2B, B2G, B2C and B2T: Which global standards and solutions are available in which country?
- Clearance and Post Audit: Software Application or Cloud Solution?
- What are the Key Success Factors for international E-Invoicing Strategies?

Gerrit Onken Product Manager, SEEBURGER, Germany
Networking Break and Exhibition (15:10-15:40)
Panel Discussions (16:15-17:00)
A-6: Clearance Models & Real-Time Tax Reporting & Mandates
- Vinicius Pimentel de Freitas, Chief International E-Invoicing Coordination, CIAT, Panama
- Lucien Gimenez, Expert in Audit and E-Invoicing, France
- William Drakos, Managing Director, Impact, Greece
Moderation: Christoph Zenner, Partner and Ellen Cortvriend, Director, PwC, Belgium
B-6: Will Blockchain reinvent the Financial Supply Chain?
This panel of experts will discuss how Blockchain technology could redefine how we trade and collaborate across the financial supply chain. Different views are discussed, like supplier, customer, e-Invoicing networks, regulation or standardization, and financial services. Those parties share their view on how procurement, invoicing and payment could be improved or even reinvented using this new technology. Finally, the participants will share their opinion on future opportunities for new business models, processes, and services that Blockchain might enable in our space.
- Nils Gagelmann, Process Design Manager - Business Process Networks, BASF, Germany
- Marcus Laube, Chairman European Fintech Alliance and Co-Chair EESPA, Belgium
- G. Ken Holman - Chair of OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) Technical Committee, Advisor to BBILLER.com Supply chain on the Blockchain, Canada
- Andrea Caccia, Chairman, CEN/CENELEC focus group on Blockchains and DLT, Italy
- Gerhard Schipp, Director Supply Chain Finance & Innovation, Commerzbank, Germany
Moderation: Maex Ament CEO & Founder, Centrifuge, Germany
Keynote (17:05-17:35)
A-7: The Future of Cash and Invoices in a Blockchain Economy:
Will We Need Invoices at all in 2030?

Prof. Roman Beck, IT University of Copenhagen, BusinessIT Department
and European Blockchain Center, Denmark
Individual Meetings and Networking (17:35-18:30)
Networking Dinner Event (18:30-22:30)

 

Tuesday, October 9: Conference Day 2

↑ Day 1   ↓ Day 3

Welcome Coffee (08:30-09:00)
A: Regional Highlights
B: Technology and Innovation
C: Best Practices
A-8: Making a Success of the New European Core Invoice Standard: Update From CEN/TC 434 - Electronic Invoicing

- The European Standard on eInvoicing at work: implementation in EU
- CIUS, Registry services, extensions: support the use of the standard in EU and beyond

Andrea Caccia, Chairman of CEN/TC 434 on E-Invoicing, European Committee for Standardisation, Italy
B-8: Network 4.0: The Oil & Gas Industry’s End-to-End Digital Transformation Journey

- Network 1.0 through 3.0: The emergence of XML and PIDX standards for Oil & Gas
- An industry too complex for the standard Industry Business Network (IBN) adopted by automotive industry
- Bridging the gap between the standard IBN and the strategy Oil & Gas industry needs to move forward in an end-to-end digital Network 4.0

Chris Welsh, CEO, OFS Portal, USA
C-8: Multi-format Handling and Successful Processing on the Receiver´s Side with Focus on Crossborder E-Invoicing

Scanning paper is a ""simple"" way to start with invoice processing. Nevertheless, receiving E-Invoices reduces human efforts for capturing and validating data but requires more technical and organizational capacity. This lecture points out the receiver’s challenges and solutions for receiving E-Invoices, with a special focus on crossborder e-invoicing and the handling of several different formats.

Dietmar Weiß, Expert for ECM and Invoice Processing, DWB, Germany
A-9: Towards Standardization of E-Procurement: Update from CEN/TC 440 – Electronic Public Procurement

- State of play and planned activities for standardisation in public eProcurement
- The role of CEN/TC 440 in a coordinated approach towards standards in P2P

Jostein Fromyr, Chairman, CEN/TC 440 - Electronic Public Procurement, Norway
B-9: Blockchain and Its Implications on E-Invoicing

- 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?

Mario Fernandez, CEO, Gosocket, Chile
C-9: The Procure to Pay (P2P) Playbook: Metrics to Track Automation and Compliance

- Gain an understanding of the top P2P metrics used in the industry today and how these metrics can be used to track automation and compliance success
- Determine how metrics can be leveraged for root cause analysis and in continuous controls monitoring processes
- Utilize the “playbook” approach to identify additional automation opportunities with suggested scorecards, templates and toolkits
- Learn how metrics can help you determine the key linkages within the supplier master, invoice and payment processes with an end to end P2P “playbook” approach
- Determine how a good implementation of a P2P metrics program can positively impact continuous process improvements by providing additional visibility

Chris Doxey, President, Doxey Inc., USA
Networking Break and Exhibition (10:20-10:50)
A-10: Moving the Market Forward with Selecting an E-Invoice Standard for the U.S.

The Business Payments Coalition released a catalog of electronic invoice technical standards and is now working towards developing a interoperability framework for increasing the exchange e-invoices. In this session, you will hear:
- Key findings from the Catalog of Electronic Invoice Technical Standards
- How the Federal Reserve is supporting the Business Payments Coalition
- Approach and roadmap the Business Payments Coalition is taking towards selecting an E-Invoicing standard

Todd Albers, Sr. Payments Consultant Payments, Standards and Outreach Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, USA
B-10: Solving Unexpected Challenges When Implementing Mandatory E-Invoicing in a Global SAP Environment

- Integrating E-Invoicing processes using SAP standard modules
- The 4 most critical points of using data from SAP system when implementing E-Invoicing mandates
- Adapting existing E-Invoicing solutions to new countries and regulation

Koray G. Bahar, CEO, Foriba, Italy
C-10: E-Invoicing at TÜV Süd

Challenges of the project for more than 15.000 partners in B2B/B2C area and heterogeneous company structure
- Initial situation and project goals
- Onboarding process - suitable approach for B2B and B2C
- How to achieve E-Invoicing acceptance?
- Challenges and lessons learned

Wolfgang Eichler, Head Process Management, TÜV Süd AG, Germany
Dariusz Biernacki, Head of Business Development, Comarch AG
A-11: E-Invoicing in The Netherlands: Communication is Key for Awareness Building and Convincing Local Governments to Successfully Implement E-Invoicing

- Introduction Dutch context
- Our overall communications strategy and why it is important to have one
- Concrete actions taken with examples of the media mix used
- Towards milestone 18 april 2019; what are the results and what do we conclude so far?

Kornelis Drijfhout, Head of Unit eInvoicing and
Pieter Keestra, Senior Communications Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands
B-11: Compliance: Global Trend Towards Real-Time VAT Controls


 

Christiaan van der Valk, Vice President Strategy, Sovos, Sweden
C-11: How SMEs Can Access New Innovative Financing Opportunities to Cover Working Capital Requirements

- The tangible financial impact of effective or ineffective supply chain management on working capital driving a requirement for liquidity - Access to funding / liquidity for SMEs - SMEs attitude to funding

Anthony Persse, EVP Financial Solutions, Proactis, United Kingdom
Lunch Break (11:55-13:15)
A-12: PEPPOL - Seamless E-Invoicing in a Global Context

This presentation will showcase how OpenPEPPOL has established an interoperability framework within Europe and beyond.

André Hoddevik, Secretary General, OpenPEPPOL and
Seong Wah Geok, Director E-Invoicing Project, IMDA, Singapore Government
Panel Discussion (13:50-14:35)
A-13: Innovation in Procurement
Isabel Rosa, Team Leader of the Electronic Procurement Team, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, Belgium
Jostein Frømyr, General Manager, Edisys Consulting AS, Norway
Norbert F. Fischer, Head of the PwC EMEA Procurement Practice, PwC, Germany
Moderation: Charles Bryant, Secretary General of EESPA, Belgium
A-14: EESPA Panel on Industry Trends (14:40-15:10)

- Building the interoperable eco-system
- Responding to European and global developments
- Next steps for supply chain automation

- Marcus Laube, Crossinx, Germany
- Tim Cole, Causeway Technologies
- Christiaan van der Valk, Vice President Strategy, Sovos, Sweden
- Gary Benson, Tungsten Network, United Kingdom
- Patrick Schuller, Cegedim e-business, France
Moderation: Charles Bryant, Secretary General of EESPA, Belgium
Networking Break and Exhibition (15:10-15:40)
Individual Meetings and Networking
OpenPEPPOL SeminarDelegates of the Exchange Summit are invited to attend this seminar free of charge. Please indicate your wish to attend in the registration form.
Invoicing and Procurement Through PEPPOL – What Is the Value?
- How do public and private sector entities use PEPPOL for their invoicing and procurement processes? Learn about the experience of governments using PEPPOL to support national policies, as well as private companies using PEPPOL to support their business processes.
- How to get started with invoicing and procurement through PEPPOL? Learn about OpenPEPPOL onboarding procedures, agreements, testing and support mechanisms, as well as the experience of service providers already on-boarded.
Closing of Exchange Summit 2018 (17:30)

 

Wednesday, October 10: E-Invoicing Workshops

↑ Day 1   ↑ Day 2

Workshop A Workshop B

The Uses of Cryptography and Blockchain for E-Invoicing and Business

Looking beyond the hype of blockchain, there are implications on business practices and business asset management that are brought about by the uses of cryptography and blockchain technologies.

This half-day workshop looks at the present and possible future uses of these technologies in business contexts, without the presumption that blockchain is or is not the answer to all woes and requirements. What are the properties of these technologies and how can one assess their appropriateness in our organizations?

FACILITATOR

G. Ken Holman Chair of OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) Technical Committee, Advisor to BBILLER.com Supply chain on the Blockchain

 

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VAT Compliance: How to Stop Panic-Fixing New Local E-Invoicing and Other Real-Time VAT Compliance Mandates

This workshop has been especially designed to answer the most pressing questions of VAT managers of multinational companies. It examines the impact of the tectonic shifts in VAT compliance we are currently facing and it measures the impact of real-time tax controls on global businesses. Participants in this workshop will be guided through the full checklist of strategy topics that an international business must consider to keep consistency, stay competitive and maximize growth without building up an unmanageable debt of varying local point solutions to meet short mandate deadlines.

FACILITATOR

Christiaan van der Valk, Vice President Strategy, Sovos, Sweden

 

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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.
www.eespa.eu

Partners


Centrifuge is building a new way to offer solutions within the financial supply chain. The foundation is a decentralized, blockchain-based operating system that will allow the creation of applications addressing the needs of corporates and SME’s within the procure-to-pay or order-to-cash process.
Before starting Centrifuge, the team built Taulia, the global leading in supplier financing and working capital solutions. Using this knowledge and experience from the past, and combining it with the exciting and groundbreaking technologies that blockchains provide, Centrifuge creates together with its partner's solutions that address the financing needs of businesses large and small worldwide. First applications center around truly decentralized receivable financing, deep-tier financing and related trade finance and insurance products.
www.centrifuge.io/


CloudTrade’s patented data capture technology converts human readable, application generated documents (e.g. PDF’s) into data structures that can be automatically uploaded and processed by the receiving application - enabling the digital transformation of business transactions and back-office processing. As CloudTrade acts on the data carried in a PDF (and other text documents), we guarantee 100% data quality at header and line level – a reality that can never be achieved using OCR. CloudTrade goes to market primarily through partner organisations (including: Cegedim, IBM, OpusCapita SAP/Ariba and SupplyOn), who typically OEM or white label our enterprise ready technology, in order to complement their own client solutions and generate new annuity revenue streams.
www.cloudtradenetwork.com


Comarch is a technological company that has been engaged in the optimization of business processes for 23 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.
www.comarch.com


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.
www.crossinx.com

Foriba is the pioneer e-transformation solution company which offers fast, professional and seamless e-transformation journey to over 8500 clients, with 500 top multinational brands, across the world.
As a digital government provider among the countries which are subjected to e-transformation regulations, Foriba has been creating and developing local and global compliance products that directly address the client’s needs regarding regulations.
In 2014, Foriba had closed its first-round investment of 4 million dollars and second-round investment was 5 million dollar in 2017, with the leadership of the world’s largest private sector-focused development agency, World Bank (IFC), Revo Capital and Endeavor Catalyst.
Get a deeper understanding of country electronic invoicing regulations. Foriba SAP Cockpit makes you prepare your SAP solutions with the next step of regulations.
www.foribaglobal.com



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 www.gosocket.net, which can also be accessed through mobile devices either by their mobile web version m.gosocket.net or through native applications for your smartphone or tablet iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Windows 10.
www.gosocket.net


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.
www.inposia.de


Headquartered in Houston, OFS Portal LLC is a group of globally diverse suppliers helping operators in the use of industry best practices when digitizing their supply chain, promoting cost-effective approaches in making eCommerce a reality for both suppliers and operators. Membership is open to any supplier in Oil & Gas. Current OFS Portal Members include: Baker Hughes a GE Company, Halliburton, Schlumberger Oilfield, Select Energy Services, Total Safety, and Weatherford International.
www.ofs-portal.com


„Partner HUB Ltd is a small startup developing a white-label e-invoicing platform. Charlie-India Invoice HUB is a software product that is able to digitize and consolidate invoicing processes within and outside the boundaries of the company irrespective of what other invoicing/accounting/ERP systems the company uses, or what formats incoming invoices have. Our mission is to radically increase e-invoicing penetration in the SME segment by developing a decentralized and globally interoperable e-invoicing network.”
www.charlie-india.com



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.
peppol.eu


Resulting of the merger with Hubwoo and Perfect Commerce, Proactis, the global spend management and B2B eCommerce company, offers a comprehensive suite of technology solutions and expert services organised into three key brand areas:
ReThink Spend: an integrated suite of spend management solutions that streamline every aspect of buying and paying for all types of goods and services, while eliminating risk.
ReThink Sales: integrated digital marketing, selling and invoicing solutions that streamline the entire B2B sales process.
The Business Network: a global eCommerce network that makes all forms of interaction and commerce faster, easier and more cost effective.
Proactis supports a significant customer base in all of the major industry segments of the global market – UK, North America, Continental Europe – working with over 1,000 enterprises, over 2 million suppliers, transacting over $100b in spend in over 100 countries.
www.proactis.com



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.
www.pwc.com

SEEBURGER AG is a global provider of business integration solutions that streamline business processes, enable digital transformation and business initiatives, reduce operational costs, facilitate governance and compliance, and provide end-to-end visibility to the farthest edges of the supply chain to maximise ERP effectiveness and drive new efficiencies. Customers can choose between a Cloud Service, an on-premises installation or a hybrid business integration solution. With 30 years in the industry, SEEBURGER today is ranked among the top business integration providers by industry analysts and serves thousands of customers in more than 50 countries and 15 industries. Since its foundation in 1986, Bretten has been the company's headquarters. SEEBURGER maintains 11 subsidiaries in Europe,Asia and North America. For more information, visit:
www.seeburger.com

Sovos TrustWeaver provides a comprehensive cloud-based compliance service for eInvoicing and other legally critical documents in over 60 countries. Our solution guarantees VAT compliance for hundreds of millions of diverse business transactions every year eliminating risk and uncertainty for our customers, increasing efficiency and saving both time and money.
In 2018 we became part of Sovos, a leading global provider of software. Sovos safeguards businesses from the burden and risk of modern tax. The Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud combines world-class regulatory analysis with a secure and reliable cloud software platform to create a global solution for tax determination, eInvoicing compliance and tax reporting. With offices throughout North America, Latin America and Europe, Sovos supports 4,500 customers including half of the Fortune 500 and integrates with a wide variety of business applications. For more information follow Sovos on LinkedIn and Twitter or visit
www.sovos.com

Founded in 2010, Tradeshift is the world’s largest business commerce platform that connects buyers and sellers. Tradeshift connects over 1.5 million companies across 190 countries, processes over half a trillion USD in transaction value yearly, and has a marketplace containing 28 million SKUs. It offers solutions for procure to pay, supplier engagement and financial services, and enables companies and partners to build custom or commercial apps on its business commerce platform. Tradeshift is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Copenhagen, New York, London, Paris, Suzhou, Chongqing, Tokyo, Munich, Frankfurt, Sydney, Bucharest, Oslo, and Stockholm.
tradeshift.com

Bundesdruckerei, DATEV, SGH, Neopost Deutschland, Asterion, Becloud and b4value.net have joined together with a common technology base to become an unprecedented business network for the exchange of business documents. Thus, eliminating significant initial hurdles for companies for the electronic exchange of data and documents. Since 2004 the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), headquartered in Kaiserslautern, has supported the development of a technology that allows for business documents to be exchanged between the sender and receiver independent of their respective system environment. A redundant network architecture provides the necessary process security and scalability, where each node represents an independent provider. Each provider is based on the same technological platform. A member may now send documents in individual formats to a different member via their provider- independent of the node the respective sender or receiver is connected to. What sounds like a complex pilot project at first, has long become common practice and doesn´t require neither investments nor changes to the existing processes on the member side. Therefore, millions of documents are already being send monthly between many hundreds of thousands of companies in this manner, and it´s a growing trend. The coalition of providers by means of a common technology base is unique and offers economic independence of each provider and significant size and security through cutting-edge technology. This differs fundamentally from all business models and options of its competitors. As a coalition, each node profits from the developments and opportunities of the others. Furthermore, the volumes generated are reflected in attractive conditions for each member – even with conventional dispatch via letter post. This network is revolutionizing the market!
www.traffiqx.net

 

Media Partners

Financial IT is the venue where community makes itself heard. Innovation is the common feature of the companies that we work with. We provide a digital platform for product listings, multimedia and other editorial content, reviews by Financial IT, companies’ clients, and overviews of major trade events. Financial IT magazine is published around 8-10 times a year in digital form.
financialit.net.

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
www.globalbankingandfinance.com.


innovative VERWALTUNG ist das führende Fachmagazin für den Bereich modernes Verwaltungsmanagement. Die Zeitschrift informiert reformorientiert und praxisnah über die Themenbereiche Organisation, Personal, Finanzen, Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik in der öffentlichen Verwaltung. Das Fachmagazin richtet sich an Führungskräfte und Beschäftigte mit (Führungs-) Verantwortung bei Bund, Ländern, Kommunen und sonstigen öffentlichen Einrichtungen und Verwaltungen
www.innovative-verwaltung.de

MoneyToday.ch bringt recherchierte News, Fakten und Hintergrund sowie Meinung, Bewertungs- und Einordnungsvorschläge zur Digitalisierung und zu aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Banken- und Finanzlandschaft. Zur Finanzbranche, zum Zahlungsverkehr und zum Banking. Zur Digitalisierung und zur Digitalen Transformation. Zu Banken, zu Startups und zu FinTechs. Themen, welche die Branche bewegen, zu Banking und Finance im digitalen Alltag. Mit einem zusätzlichen Fokus auf das Projekt der Harmonisierung des Zahlungsverkehrs in der Schweiz. News, Berichte und Hintergrund – konsequent in Verbindung mit abrufbarem Wissen und konkretem Know-how aus unserer Knowledge-Datenbank.
www.moneytoday.ch

PPN is a not for pro¬fit organisation founded in 2008 to form a focal point for the purchase to pay community. Since then it has been successful in providing leading P2P professionals with a sharp insight into the latest news and up-to-date information on key processes and technologies. Today, PPN attracts over 14,000 readers to download white papers, discover how and why other organisations may do things differently, attend insightful webinars, add their voice to surveys, and to successfully benchmark themselves against others. In short, in just a few years, PPN has established itself ¬firmly at the heart of the P2P business community.
www.p2pnetwork.org

rechnungsaustausch.org - Portal zur Förderung elektronischer Rechnungs- und Geschäftsprozesse - thematisiert die Potenziale eines medienbruchfreien, elektronischen Rechnungsaustauschs sowie den Weg zur Erschließung dieser Potenziale. Das Rechnungsdatenformat ZUGFeRD ist eines der Schwerpunktthemen von rechnungsaustausch.org. Umfassende ZUGFeRD-Anbieter-Übersichten geben dem Anwender Orientierung.
rechnungsaustausch.org


S@PPORT ist ein Magazin aus dem Verlag MarkIT Communciation.
S@PPORT bietet den Lesern wertvolle Unterstützung bei der Auswahl, Installation und dem Betrieb von SAP-Lösungen. Das Magazin wendet sich monatlich an Management, IT-Leiter und Fachabteilungsleiter in großen und mittelständischen Unternehmen, die vor der Auswahl eines ERP-Systems stehen und an professionelle Anwender, die bereits mit SAP-Plattformen arbeiten. Zentraler Bestandteil des Magazins sind umfangreiche Schwerpunktthemen mit technischem oder Branchenhintergrund. Darüber hinaus berichtet S@PPORT über aktuelle Produkte, Add-ons und Dienstleistungen, die für mehr Effizienz beim Betrieb von SAP-Lösungen sorgen. Das Magazin wird in Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich verbreitet. Kostenlose Probeexemplare, Abonnements oder Sonderhefte bestellen Sie über
www.sap-port.de

Spend Matters is the leading solution intelligence source for procurement and supply chain professionals. Combining deep technology analysis and tailored advisory services with daily news coverage and subscription research, Spend Matters is trusted by CPOs, consultants, investors and solution providers alike as their procurement technology intelligence partner. Keep up with today's procurement technology solutions by using SolutionMap, the persona-based series of provider rankings released each quarter. Spend Matters is owned and managed by Azul Partners, Inc.
spendmatters.com

The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment and ecommerce community. Our readership consists of merchants, banks, payment services providers, processors, acquirers, financial institutions and technology vendors.
We have a special focus on all major trends and developments in: payment solutions & services, digital payments, digital commerce, b2b payments, payments infrastructure, fraud & risk management, regtech, digital identity, regulation & compliance, banking & fintech, and mergers & acquisitions.
thepaypers.com

 

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