The rising popularity of PDF E-Invoicing

Technical, cost and process barriers are removed for suppliers when using PDF e-invoicing, making it a preferred method of document transfer.

Why is PDF e-invoicing so popular? 

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. 

  • TECHNICAL BARRIER IS REMOVED

    Suppliers don't have to change their billing systems or infrastructure to send XML or EDI documents.

  • PROCESS BARRIER IS REMOVED

    Suppliers don't have to duplicate their invoicing activity and log onto a portal to submit their invoice.

  • COST BARRIER IS REMOVED

    No investment is needed to change systems.

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