Electronic Invoice

November 9, 2014

Drivers and barriers for small and medium-sized enterprises NEG study shows high demand for information in the Midmarket Regensburg, 21.07.2011 – more and more companies rely on electronic invoices, to save costs and to be able to complete the processing faster. However, many companies fear challenges during the introduction. In particular, the middle class has a high demand for information. These are results of a survey of the network of e-commerce (NEG) funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and technology (BMWi). The results of the study are available at erechnung-befragung.html free.

Electronic invoices are for companies of all sizes an ever more relevant topic: over 80 percent of the companies have already received invoices in electronic form, albeit in very different degrees. This is a result of a recent online survey of the network of e-commerce. Asked about the main reasons for the use is evident, that the initiative to receive by electronic invoices with 78 percent emanating from suppliers or business partners. But also fees for paper bills have moved about a third of the respondents to an acceptance of electronic invoices. For 39 percent of the company, a faster processing was an important reason to receive bills electronically. State Secretary Stefan Kapferer at the Federal Ministry of Economics and technology: the middle-class has the largest share of the total invoice volume. If small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) take advantage of electronic invoices, which causes significant savings at the macroeconomic level. With appropriate information materials, we therefore want to support mid-market to thus contribute further to their growth and competitiveness. Also in regard to the developments to the modernisation and further development of the European payment traffic within the framework of e-SEPA, companies are engaged in the future increasingly this issue.” The results of the study “electronic “Billing easy, efficient, safe” erechnung-befragung.html are available for free at.

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