Mittwoch, 12. Februar 2020

E-Invoicing Exchange Summit: The Next Steps Towards Global Interoperability

Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, February 2020 – 72% of the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit participants 2019 feel that their organizations are impacted by global interoperability challenges. There are numerous successful regional and national initiatives and models for interoperability, but what does it need to build a truly global framework? Since so many different national approaches and regulations exist, this is a very complex issue. Which recognizable strategies already work consistently and what is the reason for it? Are these the elements that can be the starting point of a global approach? Furthermore, the various document standards used by industry and the public sector, such as ANSI, EDIFACT, UBL or the European norm have to be considered, as well as different business, fiscal and legal models.

At the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit in Miami from May 4 to 6, 2020 the next steps towards truly global interoperability will be discussed. Carefully selected expert user case studies will demonstrate how companies solve some of the challenges. Among others, Alexandra Mesquita will present how the Robert Bosch GmbH is taking E-Invoicing globally to a whole new level with a fully digitized P2P process supported by an all-embracing finance portal, Chauncey St. John will elaborate on how GE is unlocking global business service potential in an E-Invoicing framework, and Carolina Ruiz will show how Walmart is leveraging electronic billing compliance for efficient processing. All key findings of these presentations will be taken into account, among other things, within the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit expert panel discussion on The Design of a Global Interoperability Framework, a further highlight of the conference. And this is only a small extract of the two-day program.

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Mittwoch, 5. Februar 2020

Data Sharing Days: Innovative Technical Concepts and Smart Ideas for a Future Where People Will Be Put Back in Control of Their Data

The Hague, February 2020 – The Data Sharing Days took place in The Hague on January 27 and 28, 2020. Over 100 international experts from private and public sector participated in this premier edition and discussed concepts and strategies in relation to the main theme of the event: “How to use data sovereignty to create value”. Participants experienced two days full of inspiring presentations, fruitful discussions and interviews conducted by visionaries and experts.

Driven by the implementation of GDPR in the EU and alike regulations in other countries, promoted by a growing public awareness for personal data and how it is handled by the Big Techs, data sovereignty and data sharing recently have become highly discussed topics across all industries.

To name just two of many highlights: Yvo Volman, head data policy and innovation in DG Connect at the European Commission shared his thoughts on the importance of data and data sovereignty for Europe. The interview led by Douwe Lycklama, founding partner of Innopay co-hosting the Data Sharing Days 2020, revealed precisely the necessity of rebuilding the trust of businesses and consumers in how their data is handled. That demands for innovative technical concepts and smart ideas. Consequently, Ruben Verborgh, professor of semantic web technology at Ghent University, presented his vision of reshaping the web as we know it. In his view we are entering the „post-Big Data era“, with companies realizing that data harvesting as a business model is a dead end. Instead, people should be given the choice of paying with data or money. Verborgh sees the future consisting of lots of small, interlinked data where people will be put back in control of where they store their data and with whom they share it, independently of the apps they use.

The feedback from the delegates and speakers leaves no room for doubt that the first edition of the Data Sharing Days was a remarkable success. A milestone was reached and laid a firm foundation for an industry-wide data sharing community that starts to speak the same language and for the phase of the transactional internet in the years to come.

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Donnerstag, 28. November 2019

Singapore Spearheading the E-Invoicing Roll-out in ASEAN

Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, November 2019 – The E-Invoicing Exchange Summit took place in Singapore on November 5 and 6, 2019. Almost 150 international experts, thought leaders and key decision-makers from 33 nations gathered to discuss best practices, new market developments, international solutions, and formed valuable, long-lasting business partnerships.

With the ASEAN region now approaching the implementation at full speed, topics at the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit highlighted Singapore’s first experiences in becoming a PEPPOL authority, and their strategy to onboard businesses to E-Invoicing. In the Singapore keynote IMDA’s Director-General for International Affairs made clear what important part E-Invoicing plays in Singapore’s strategy for a digital economy.
In the multinational, top-flight panels of experts the harmonization of different initiatives towards a truly global interoperability framework as well as the ASEAN perspective on E-Invoicing have been discussed intensively.

Presentations from South Korea, India and Taiwan showed their current status of implementation and the plans for a fast roll-out in the near future. More presentations gave insights into the legislative changes to new tax reporting requirements up to real time E-Invoicing requirements via government platforms. Country insights from Europe, Kazakhstan, Australia and New Zealand rounded off the convincing two day agenda.

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Dienstag, 19. November 2019

Neues Spiel, neues Glück in der Payment-Branche

Zürich, Schweiz, November 2019 – Das diesjährige Swiss Payment Forum fand am 11. und 12. November in Zürich statt. Zur 2-tägigen Konferenz versammelten sich rund 200 Schweizer und internationale Teilnehmende aus der Fachwelt des Zahlungsgeschäftes, um die Zukunft des Payments zu diskutieren. Die breite Streuung der Themen reichte von E-Wallets und Super Apps in China und Indien über biometrische Authentifizierungsverfahren des Bezahlvorganges, emotionale Einkaufserlebnisse und Herausforderungen im E-Commerce bis hin zu Kryptowährungen wie Bitcoin, Ether, Libra und Stablecoins. 

Die Referenten des Anwenderpanels zeigten auf, was für sie beim Bezahlprozess relevant ist und wie der Entscheidungsprozess zur Einführung einer Bezahlmethode abläuft. Darunter befanden sich die AccorHotels-Gruppe, Lidl Schweiz, euroShell Deutschland und die SBB. Die Beliebtheit innovativer Payment-Lösungen steigt, nicht zuletzt durch die Verwendung biometrischer Authentifizierungsverfahren, stetig an. Fintechs entwickeln immer neue Lösungen und auch digitale Banken sind auf dem Vormarsch: Ein neues Spiel in der Payment-Branche mit neuen Bedürfnissen, Regeln und Spielern entsteht. So zeigt eine repräsentative Umfrage des Swiss Payment Monitor 2019, dass bereits 19 Prozent der Schweizer und deutschen Bevölkerung Leistungen von Neobanken wie Revolut und TransferWise beziehen.

Die Entwicklungen bleiben weiterhin spannend und auch im nächsten Jahr trifft sich die Payment-Branche wieder beim Swiss Payment Forum am 9. und 10. November 2020 in Zürich.

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Donnerstag, 14. November 2019

How Businesses Create Value with Data Sharing

Switzerland, November 2019 – Data sovereignty should be the central design principle of the data economy; an economy in which everyone – organisations and consumers alike – will enjoy control over their data and thrive from all the benefits that sharing data entails. This is a challenge which policy-makers and organisations must address now.

Using data sovereignty to create new value is the key theme of the Data Sharing Days, taking place in The Hague on January 27 and 28, 2020.

Among the growing list of keynote speakers is professor of semantic web technology, Ruben Verborgh, from the Ghent University, Belgium. He works on Solid; a new ecosystem started by the World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, and will speak about “reshaping the web with linked data apps”. Additionally, Susan Morrow, a prominent member of the “Women in Identity” community, will elaborate on what needs to happen in the digital identity landscape in order to achieve data sovereignty. And Paul Ham, General Manager Business Development at Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam will present a new data service that allows better planning in the logistical chain.

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Montag, 14. Oktober 2019

8. Swiss Payment Forum: Trends der Financial Services Industry

Kreuzlingen, 14. Oktober 2019 – Die Financial Services Industry befindet sich im Umbruch: Die Banken stecken mitten in der digitalen Transformation und durch die Kooperation von Banken und Fintechs entstehen neue vernetzte Ökosysteme. Dadurch haben Banken heute die Möglichkeit, mit innovativen digitalen Services Mehrwerte für ihre Kunden zu generieren und die Kundenbindung zu stärken.

In diesem Zusammenhang soll die Einführung neuer Payment-Lösungen den Anwendern das Bezahlen leichter und transparenter machen und zum Teil auch mit interessanten Mehrwertdiensten aufwarten. Inzwischen nimmt das mobile Bezahlen in der Schweiz an Fahrt auf, kann sich bisher aber trotz prominenter Vertreter wie Google Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay und Twint noch nicht durchsetzen. In Schweden beispielsweise ist die Adaption neuer Payment-Lösungen schon weiter fortgeschritten und aktuellen Pressemitteilungen zufolge könnte die Abschaffung des Bargelds dort sogar noch schneller als geplant vonstatten gehen. Interessant ist die Frage, wie für Handel und Kunden in der Schweiz ein optimaler Bezahlvorgang aussieht und was sie sich am POS wünschen. Darüber werden im Anwenderpanel des Swiss Payment Forum Referenten und Teilnehmende intensiv diskutieren.

Beim Swiss Payment Forum, das am 11. und 12. November 2019 in die 8. Runde geht, stehen neben hochkarätigen Vorträgen über die Trends und Einflussfaktoren in der Financial Services Industry und die aktuellen Payment Trends auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene intensive Diskussionen und Networking im Vordergrund.

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Donnerstag, 10. Oktober 2019

E-Invoicing Exchange Summit Vienna: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications for the E-Invoicing Industry

Vienna, Austria, October 2019 – The E-Invoicing Exchange Summit took place in Vienna from September 30 to October 2, 2019. More than 200 international experts, thought leaders and key decision-makers gathered to discuss best practices, new market developments, international solutions, and formed valuable, long-lasting business partnerships.

Topics ranged from legislative changes to new tax reporting requirements up to real time E-Invoicing requirements via government platforms. However, not only governments and corporates, but also solution providers are playing a huge role in driving digital transformation. The use of Blockchain technology as a universal interoperability layer for E-Invoicing and payment is an opportunity, but still a huge challenge. Further subjects of debate include the harmonization of different initiatives towards a truly global interoperability framework. All key topics and highlights are available in the “big picture” of E-Invoicing drawn at the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit Vienna in 2019 – a compact yet comprehensive graphic recording on

In conclusion, it is not the end of the E-Invoicing journey yet. The expansion to South-East Asia with Singapore’s launch of its national E-Invoicing network will open new horizons. For this reason, the next E-Invoicing Exchange Summit will take place Singapore, the very first PEPPOL authority outside of Europe, from November 5 to 6, 2019.

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Donnerstag, 26. September 2019

E-Invoicing Facing a Powerful Market Transition 2019-2025

Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, September 2019 – The next E-Invoicing Exchange Summit will be held in Singapore on November 5 and 6, 2019. Participants at this global platform get in-depth information about recent developments and future trends.

The programme covers a great variety of relevant topics: new mandates for E-Invoicing, real-time tax reporting, global E-Invoicing trends, impact of Blockchain on Purchase-to-Pay, growing importance of clearance models – to name just a few.

The speakers represent a wide range of countries and regions such as Singapore, India, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Latin America and the European Community. They give deep insights in the current status and the next developments of E-Invoicing in their regions.

One of many highlights is the keynote by Tan Kiat How, Chief Executive of IMDA, on the role of E-Invoicing in Singapore´s digital economy strategy and on the implications of Singapore being the first national PEPPOL authority outside Europe. Furthermore, keynote speaker and E-Invoicing market analyst Bruno Koch presents the key findings from his latest market report The E-Invoicing Journey 2019-2025.

Experts, thought leaders and professionals in E-Invoicing meet and network regularly at the global events of the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit. For the detailed Singapore agenda and free download of the latest E-Invoicing market report visit

Montag, 15. Juli 2019

E-Invoicing Facing a Powerful Market Transition 2019-2025

Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, July 2019 – In the first phase of E-Invoicing implementation, the private sector was the main driver for market development. However, E-Invoicing is now being increasingly pushed by governments all over the globe, the VAT gap being a main accelerator for the digitization of fiscal, trade, logistical and other business documents. A powerful market transition is now taking place in the E-Invoicing industry due to a rapidly growing number of next-generation technologies such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, and because of current developments such as Request-to-Pay and Dynamic Discounting models which establish a strong base as strategic drivers.

The E-Invoicing Exchange Summit will be held in Vienna from September 30 to October 2, 2019. Participants at this global platform get in-depth information about recent developments and future trends. Keynote speaker Bruno Koch, an independent and international E-Invoicing consultant and market analyst, presents key findings of his high-valued market report The E-Invoicing Journey 2019-2025.

At this leading international networking event, experts, thought leaders and professionals in E-Invoicing, but also in P2P, E-Procurement, Supply Chain Finance and AR/AP come together. The programme covers a wide range of relevant topics: from first lessons learnt of the E-Invoicing mandate in Italy over to global E-Procurement, E-Invoicing and Payment interoperability towards fully integrated electronic P2P processes and compliance.

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Dienstag, 2. Juli 2019

Billentis Market Report 2019: The E-Invoicing Journey 2019-2025

Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, July 2, 2019 - Brand-new international market report “The E-Invoicing Journey 2019-2025” has been published and is available for free download.

The global market is forecast to encompass 550 billion invoices annually. It is expected to quadruple in size by 2035. In 2019, only around 55 billion invoices are exchanged on a paperless basis. According to this report, it is estimated that the size of the global E-Invoicing / E-Billing and enablement market in 2019 amounts to EUR 4.3 billion, and that it will reach approximately
EUR 18 billion in 2025.

E-Invoicing / E-Billing is a rapidly expanding technology. Whereas Latin American and many European and Asian countries are already considerably advanced in this field, a vast majority of organisations have not yet decided upon a specific system or service. A high number of providers offer solutions and services for this matter. In this phase, it is important to have up-to-date information and guidance on selecting the right solution.

Bruno Koch (Billentis), a well-known independent international E-Invoicing consultant and market  analyst, has authored this high-value report. It is aimed at supporting invoice issuers and recipients in replacing expensive, paper-based invoicing with modern, automated processes. About 180 pages offer readers facts on market development, relevant initiatives, tips for implementing solutions and qualitative views, evaluation and details about the products offered by many leading solutions providers.

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