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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

Where is your country?

26 July 2011  |  4554 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Deadlines for paper or otherwise unstructured invoices (e-mail) to the public sector have been issued in many countries - and more are on their way. The reasons for this are obvious: 1. save tax payers money 2. move increasingly scarce human resources from administration to services and other productive tasks 3. kick-start e-invoicing in the econom...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

No scanning please

19 July 2011  |  4085 views  |  5 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

When Denmark legislated against paper invoicing in the public sector (including municipalities) back in 2005 service providers (including banks) where not ready with easy solutions for the SMEs. The solution was that enterprises where told to go to the local post office to have invoices scanned. The state paid the cost. Many enterprises (worldwide...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

The biggest of them all

19 July 2011  |  4089 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

We read that PayPal is moving into e-invoicing. Natural step for anyone who wants to stay in the payments business = keep the funding and profitability transaction accounts offer. Some banks have not ...

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Bo Harald
Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

Why is innovation so difficult in banks

04 July 2011  |  3521 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I attended a very good innovation meeting last week and there one senior banker said that innovations in banks are so difficult because there is an obsession with business cases. No innovation investm...

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Bo Harald
Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

CUT 50

03 July 2011  |  3291 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

CUT 50 is the name of the next phase in the Real Time Economy program run in Finland since 2006. It stands for cutting SME administrative costs in half by 2014-15. The main building blocks are the fol...

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