Basware vs Ariba – Open vs Closed

13 Dec 2010 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Electronic Invoicing, The Rest

For Ariba read OB10 and for Basware read any number of open eInvoicing networks. It’s a critical question. When embarking on an electronic invoicing strategy, do you choose an open network like Basware for it’s interoperability with other networks or do you choose Ariba for…

Procurement Process Problems in the Windy City

05 Dec 2010 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Procurement Process

The Procurement Process Should be Fit For Purpose The New York Times recently publish an interesting article on the difficulties in running a 21st century procurement process to support the growth of wind power in Chicago. They describe the procurement process as “byzantine” explaining that …

European Union’s 2020 Vision For Electronic Invoicing

02 Dec 2010 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Electronic Invoicing, Financial Supply Chain Management, The Rest

Electronic Invoicing Vision The European Commission wants electronic invoicing to be adopted broadly across the Europe Union and  for e-invoicing to become the predominant invoicing method by 2020. It has published a communication entitled  ‘Reaping the benefits of electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) for Europe’ in which…