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Crossing the Boundaries: e-Invoicing/e-Procurement as Native ERP Features

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 8)

Abstract

Electronic Invoicing has attracted a lot of attention by being a cornerstone of the Digital Agenda for Europe, Europe’s 2020 Strategy. This agenda mandates a “think small first” principle in order to enable e-invoicing for companies of any size. The electronic invoice should be exchanged between the ERP systems of business partners. Traditional approaches based on electronic data interchange failed to attract SMEs. Due to the high costs, they only use e-invoicing if forced by their larger business partners. In this paper, we present an alternative approach that is based on native ERP integration of most common e-invoice scenarios. This approach was successfully implemented in a research project resulting in a university spin-off.

Keywords

Electronic invoicing Enterprise resource planning Electronic data interchange Inter-organizational systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Huemer
    • 1
  • Marco Zapletal
    • 1
  • Philipp Liegl
    • 2
  1. 1.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Ecosio GmbHViennaAustria

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