The Spanish government's department for telecommunications and the information society has launched an initiative to support the adoption of electronic billing by businesses and citizens.
www.lafacturaelectronica.es is a new internet portal launched to raise awareness of the advantages of online invoicing/e-invoicing.
Information on e-billing will be sent to over 80,000 Spanish firms, in addition to the running of an internet advertising campaign.
Agreements have been reached with e-billing solution providers for them to offer discounts on their products and services to businesses ready to implement e-billing by March 2011.
The cloud of participating organisations consists of:
- Telefonica Soluciones
- Indra Sistemas
- Gas Nautural Fenosa
Also, collaboration agreements were signed with water, electricity, gas and telecom utilities to provide their customers with incentives to use e-billing.
According to recent national statisitics, off the 45 percent of Spanish businesses with internet connections which use B2B electronic data transmission, 51.2 percent receive e-bills and 25.1 percent send them.