Why are retailers moving to drop shipping and EDI?

Increased pressure for high margins has made more retailers look to alternative business models. One of these is drop-shipping. Retailers are moving away from just physical stores and warehouses to drop shipping. This is often coupled with e-commerce stores. As retailers adopt drop-shipping, they’re also starting to look at ways to make fulfilment fast and [...]

Portal to integration: Why switch?

Suppliers have two main ways to comply with their retailers’ EDI requirements: EDI webforms (web portal-based EDI) or integrated EDI. Portal or web-based EDI is often the go-to choice for suppliers just starting out. EDI web portals They’re usually easy to setup and simply use a web browser to send messages to your retailers. The [...]
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Key to onboarding: Message Compliance Testing (MCT)

Onboarding your suppliers to EDI is an exciting time, but it can be challenging, particularly when it comes to EDI message testing. If you’ve undertaken an onboarding exercise before, you’ll know that suppliers rarely get it right the first time around. Testing EDI messages often involves lots of effort from your team to process messages [...]

Benefits of e-invoicing for software providers: An infographic

E-invoicing automates the sending and receiving of invoices directly between businesses' software. Countries in Europe and South America were among the first to mandate e-invoicing and others around the world are starting to follow after seeing the benefits. In Australia and New Zealand, more and more government agencies and their suppliers are connecting to the [...]

What do you need to prepare for e-invoicing? Your readiness checklist

So, you’re interested in implementing e-invoicing but unsure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a few things you’ll need to think about. Look at your business processes This is to understand your current business processes and where e-invoicing could fit. Ask yourself: How many invoices are you processing? Are [...]

4 things to think about when choosing an e-invoicing Access Point

Businesses around the world are recognising the benefits the Peppol e-invoicing network. Some of the benefits are: easier invoice processing cost savings faster invoice payments fewer errors exchanging invoices directly to and from software security it’s 60–80% more efficient than paper-based processing. If you’ve decided e-invoicing is right for you, the next step is choosing [...]

E-invoicing Access Points: Building your own vs outsourcing it

Access Points are vital to e-invoicing. But why are they so important? As part of the four-corner model, Access Points send and receive trade documents between two parties. Organisations who want to connect to the Peppol e-invoicing network need an Access Point. Access Points go through a certification process set by the Peppol framework. It [...]

The benefits of EDI: an infographic

Electronic data interchange, or EDI, is widely adopted around the world by companies looking to gain efficiencies, visibility and cost savings. But if you’re new to the concept, it can seem overwhelming. Simply put, EDI (electronic data interchange) is the exchange of business information directly between business software. Think of a purchase order being created [...]

Why should software providers become e-invoicing-capable?

E-invoicing continues to gather momentum and increase uptake around the world due to its many benefits. These include: improved cash flow and quicker payments easier processing and cost savings fewer errors direct and secure messaging available for every business size. A business’ software plays a big part for those looking to implement e-invoicing. Businesses will [...]

Traditional invoicing and e-invoicing: A comparison

We’re beginning to see a big change in the way we do invoicing in business. What used to be a very manual, paper-based process is now becoming automated and digital with the introduction of e-invoicing. What is e-invoicing? To put it simply, it is the electronic sending and receiving of invoices in a structured data [...]