(Français) Participez à l’atelier « Comment optimiser les flux EDI ? » animé par EDICOM Group au Salon Solutions Démat 2015

Comment optimiser les flux EDI ? Comment choisir le prestataire EDI capable de vous accompagner selon vos besoins ? Comment faut-il se lancer avec l’EDI étapes par étapes ? Toutes ces grandes questions qui entourent l’échange dématérialisé d’informations, EDICOM y apportera des réponses avec un atelier dédié, lors du Salon Solutions Démat 2015.

 

Apprendre à maximiser et rentabiliser les projets EDI

Pierre MEYBLUM et Orianne COLLETTE, Key Account Manager pour EDICOM Group, animeront l’atelier « Comment optimiser les flux EDI ? », mercredi 7 octobre, de 16h à 17h, dans le cadre du Salon Solutions Démat, à Paris, Porte de Versailles. Pendant 1h, il sera question des bonnes pratiques en matière d’EDI et des clés qui permettent la réussite d’un projet de dématérialisation. « La conférence nous donnera l’occasion d’expliquer au public comment maximiser et rentabiliser les projets EDI, en faisant dès le départ les bons choix » confie Pierre MEYBLUM.

« Les critères sur lesquels se baser pour un choix de prestataire EDI sont bien souvent méconnus. Logique, car la dématérialisation est un sujet souvent nouveau pour de nombreuses entreprises. Elles savent comment sélectionner un expert-comptable, comment choisir un prestataire de téléphonie et d’informatique, mais à qui parler au sujet de l’EDI ? Pour leur faire gagner du temps, nous expliquerons les paramètres à considérer » explique Pierre MEYBLUM.

 

Un prestataire EDI doit s’adapter aux besoins multiples et globaux de votre entreprise

EDICOM Group est un acteur majeur de l’EDI, implanté dans plus de 60 pays. Les experts EDICOM interviennent ainsi pour des projets globaux avec de grands comptes, et disposent d’une excellente connaissance des contraintes liées à la dématérialisation, tant à l’échelle nationale qu’internationale. « Nous avons cette approche globale nécessaire, cette vision avec de la hauteur, indispensable pour la réussite de l’implantation de l’EDI dans une entreprise » témoigne Orianne COLLETTE. « Faut-il lancer l’EDI dans une entreprise d’abord en France, puis dans les différents autres marchés ou elle est présente ? Faut-il au contraire avoir une vision de l’EDI orientée métier, et commencer par la dématérialisation de tous les documents commerciaux, avant de passer à d’autres services comme la logistique, sans tenir compte des contraintes géographiques ? Se poser les bonnes questions en amont permet de trouver la bonne réponse. Nous savons faire preuve de proactivité grâce à une expertise légale, administrative et commerciale, et ainsi trouver la meilleure issue ».

Edicom Group est convaincu qu’un prestataire EDI doit partager les bonnes pratiques avant, pendant et après la mise en production de la dématérialisation. Il est essentiel de proposer du « sur-mesure » en configurant les modules adaptés au fil du temps, et de savoir s’adresser aux différents services et leurs spécificités métiers. Pour en savoir plus sur les points clés à surveiller afin de vous lancer avec succès dans l’EDI, venez partager la parole d’experts EDICOM au salon Solutions Démat. EDICOM vous invite au salon ! Demandez gratuitement votre invitation électronique et venez assister à l’atelier, et nous rencontrer sur notre stand.

Mexico, Argentina and Brazil preparing international e-Invoicing model

In recent years, e-invoicing has been growing apace worldwide. Nevertheless, there remains one challenge facing this system, that of interoperability. Until now, each state designed its own billing model, in such a way that the requirements demanded when generating this document would vary in each region and in some cases would hamper international trade. To resolve this problem, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil are working on an international electronic invoicing model, which could also be extended to the CIAT members.

The policies that these three tax authorities have laid down in their respective States are a role model for other regions of the world to follow. They have managed to massify electronic invoicing in the B2B and B2G areas. In fact, Brazil, with a penetration of over 90%, exchanges almost one billion electronic invoices for tax purposes (NF-e) every month. In Mexico, there are now over 4.6 million taxpayers using the CFDI. And in Argentina, the AFIP is gradually bringing more economic sectors into the electronic regime.  In other words, we’re talking about some of the most advanced countries on the planet using this technology.

What will FEI be like?

The international electronic invoice, known as FEI, is intended to facilitate interoperability in transactions taking place between different markets.. The model currently being implanted must include an electronic signature in order to ensure integrity. In addition, it shall contain a minimum number of common fields.

These features make negotiations in international trade easier and more reliable. In fact, all participating countries will have a record of the electronic invoices issued, without having to consult the system for each of them.

A European standard

Going beyond this project, the European Union is also drawing up an interoperable electronic billing standard for its member states.  In fact, the CEN is now working on the creation of this model, some of whose features are described in Directive 2014/55/EU.

A global solution

EDICOM has developed an international e-invoicing platform adapted to the technical and legal requirements of any country. Through this solution integrated in the ERP, large multinationals can issue their e-invoices automatically and centrally, regardless of the destination.

Electronic Invoicing Becomes Mandatory for More Companies in Peru

This past August, SUNAT, Peru’s tax administration published a new regulation that designates which companies must implement electronic invoicing by next year. More than 12,000 of the country’s largest companies were affected by the regulation and will incorporate e-invoicing gradually.

The first deadline for implementing electronic invoicing is July 15, 2016. SUNAT has already published a list of 520 companies obligated to implement the system. Since July 31st of last year, these were the main national companies known for issuing tax documents and will become part of the system of companies that issue electronic tax documents.

SUNAT has also designated another 11,800 companies, which must implement e-invoicing by December 1, 2016.  This phase will include the main companies known for issuing tax documents on behalf of Lima’s government, regional governments and zonal offices since July 31st of last year. This list is also available on SUNAT’s website.

Furthermore, those companies that will be issuing e-invoices will also be obligated to issue other electronic documents such as ballots of sale, and credit and debit notes. The goal is to facilitate tax compliance, streamline management, reduce costs and improve fiscal control in these operations.

Since 2014, hundreds of companies have already incorporated the electronic tax issuing system. According to SUNAT, these companies have issued more than one million electronic invoices. This is proof that the B2B and the B2G sectors in Peru are totally embracing paperless invoicing solutions, which has already occurred in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Brazil.

How to get electronic invoicing?

EDICOM, an INDECOPI accredited e-invoicing provider, has an international platform for e-invoicing especially designed for large companies that need to issue tax documents and it can be integrated with the company’s business management software. Also, the platform automates the generation, sending and receiving of electronic documents according to government regulations. This way, it’s possible to manage large volumes of documents in a short amount of time. Furthermore, multinational companies can use the same solution to transmit their electronic documents to any market especially since tax authorities in more than 60 countries around the world use this solution.

The Future of Electronic Interchange in the Air Cargo Industry

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has organized a new version of its Cargo-XML System Workshop. The workshop is set to take place on September 29th in Montreal, Canada. The event will unveil the challenges, solutions, benefits, associated technology, and tips for the implementation and advancement of the Cargo-XML Project. It will also unveil the application of multilateral agreements for the development of this standard between airlines and cargo agents.

Since EDICOM develops technological solutions for the implementation of the e-Air Waybill, it belongs to the Strategic Partnership Program, which is promoted by IATA. This program brings the leading suppliers of electronic solutions for the air cargo transport industry together and has enabled EDICOM to position itself as a key partner in relation to the Cargo-XML system.

In this context, EDICOM actively promotes initiatives aimed at implementing this new system of electronic communication for the air transport sector, which aims to eliminate paper and optimize the logistic and fiscal processes between airlines, cargo agents and customs.

The e-Air Waybill is the Solution for IATA’s Cargo-XML System

EDICOM’s e-Air Waybill platform automatically generates cargo information based on the XML standards established by IATA. This platform is capable of translating Cargo IMP messages into Cargo XML messages.  Then these messages are sent to cargo agents, airlines and customs authorities through communications networks that are secure and private. The e-Air Waybill platform also provides traceability in real time.

Furthermore, through the HUB of EDICOM’s public administration, this solution allows for direct and secure connections with the customs authorities of each country adhering to IATA’s new model in order to declare the legal documentation associated with the movement of goods. With this new system, the automation of communication is complete and the use of paper and the management problems associated with it are eliminated.

Paperless revolution reaches the supply chain

An alert on the PC screen notifies the user that a new order has come in. Automatically, the entire supply chain starts up. In the warehouse, the items are prepared and packaged, ready for shipping out on the next trip. Staff give notice through a simple tablet to carriers, who load up the order and bring it to its destination. Everything takes place swiftly and electronically, with hardly any human involvement.

In recent years, the supply chain sector has witnessed an important technological evolution. Companies have gone from moving thousands of tons of paper each year to a system in which virtually the entire process is performed digitally. The goal? To cut down the number of mistakes and be more efficient, in order to minimize costs and provide data service to customers.

But the paperless revolution goes beyond the electronic interchange of documents such as delivery notes, invoices or order sheets. The new solutions in EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), a technology now widely used in this sector, provide traceability in each phase of the supply chain. This means that you can automatically detect the status of orders. This way, the customer can receive updated information at all times on estimated delivery times. Then, once the order has been received, confirmation is again sent by electronic means.

Traceability is one of the main values provided by the technology in this field. In fact, some customs and tax administrations now require logistics companies to notify goods movements in real time, to improve control over business operations. This is the case of Portugal or Hungary, for example. Moreover, freight communications are also beginning to spread to the aviation sector with the IATA initiatives, designed to automate the exchange of information between freight forwarders, airlines and customs through XML messages.

 

Implementing technological solutions

Several large logistics companies like DHL, TNT or FCC use EDI solutions in their day-to-day business operations. The evolution of this system now allows a quick start-up and an economic cost that soon pays off. And automation, cutting out errors and less use of paper have led to a drastic reduction in costs.

In addition, thanks to EDI platforms integrated with the ERP, it is no longer necessary to modify internal processes. Staff continue to work with the same system, but with a difference: transactions take place unassisted, quickly and efficiently, which means they can manage large volumes within a short space of time.