An article relating to this blog post on Finextra:
Lack of standards hindering European e-invoicing take up - survey
Over a third of big businesses in Europe are shying away from electronic invoicing because of a perceived complexity and lack of standards, according to a survey commissioned by vendor Iron Mountain.
Hello, anonymous! It is interesting that you feel the need to remain anonymous when taking issue publicly with a representative of the "Innovation" space. Is it career-threatening to do so? My opinion is that for 10 years we have confused "Innovative" with
"Useful" in this industry; the publicity space is clogged with material about "Innovations" or "New Initiatives" (I could list 50 although 20 would be re-sprays of one another or ringers of a couple of earlier duds), many supposedly being demanded by the EU
as a precondition for the Single Market, and all sharing the characteristic of low adoption. If, by contrast, one were looking for meaningful preconditions, how about a single EU postal system, a single EU vehicle licensing and insurance system, a single EU
railway company, reestablishment of the Trans-Europe Express network, abolition of roaming charges..? e-Invoicing, in my humble opinion, would flash across the screen well before the first advertisement break in any Channel 4 documentary of "100 Single Market
preconditions we must achieve before [the next respray of the Lisbon agenda/2030/England win any type of World Cup/the SMED/we die]". If we agree on that, we are each of us no longer a minority of one, and that, in my case, would be a milestone.