Technical, cost and process barriers are removed for suppliers when using PDF e-invoicing, making it a preferred method of document transfer.
A recent survey by the Accounts Receivable Network highlighted PDF e-invoicing as the second most popular way for organisations to send their invoices, after paper. In fact, in most organisations there is already a high proportion of PDF e-invoices received. Once an organisation actively promotes PDF e-invoicing as part of a supplier enablement programme, they can expect to on-board > 90% of suppliers that are targeted - and usually by their very next invoice.
The simple reason for this level of supplier conversion is that PDF e-invoicing is easy to use, non-disruptive and out-of-the-box with most accounting and billing applications. For most suppliers, emailing their invoices to you is their preferred way to invoice. As a result, when asking a supplier to move away from paper and onto e-invoicing, the barriers to adoption of are removed.
Suppliers don't have to change their billing systems or infrastructure to send XML or EDI documents.
Suppliers don't have to duplicate their invoicing activity and log onto a portal to submit their invoice.
No investment is needed to change systems.