Germany's Billportal to offer e-invoicing
04 July 2007 | 2076 views | 0
Accountis Europe Ltd, an international provider of secure financial document exchange and payment systems, today announces that German-based Billportal will be using the Accountis e-invoicing platform to support its e-invoicing services.
Billportal has signed up as an Accountis partner to improve its electronic invoice presentment and payment (EIPP) provision to multinational organisations and SMEs in Germany.
Based in Köln, Billportal is part of a group of companies operating consulting and software services in Germany. The companies provide the best possible combination of IT services and business processes to a wide range of clients including: Talkline, Deutsche Post, T-Online, DHL, T-Mobile and Vodafone.
As an established provider of e-invoicing services, Billportal will be reselling the Accountis service under its own branding. Werner Schneider, founder, owner and managing director of Billportal, explains: "To take advantage of the fast growing European e-invoicing market, we looked for a product that could add value to our existing activities. We were impressed with the Accountis system - especially its technology and range of services.
"By partnering with Accountis, which already operates in most European countries, we'll be able to develop and strengthen our customer focus, and position ourselves as a premier provider of EIPP services in Germany."
According to Ulrich Tiegel, senior vice president of Commerzbank AG, Germany's SME sector is one of the most thriving in Europe, powering Europe's biggest economy. Accountis provides an unrivalled range of e-invoicing and e-payment services that help companies such as Billportal meet the growing demand from SMEs for EIPP applications.
Ifor Williams, sales director at Accountis, adds: "The e-invoicing market in Germany is expanding rapidly, and it is quickly catching up with other European countries. We recognised Billportal's reputation for electronic billing in Germany, and saw an opportunity to work together, catering for the e-invoicing needs of corporates and SMEs.
"For Accountis, working with Billportal provides a depth of knowledge and understanding of the local market requirements; and strong and powerful platform for VAT compliant e-invoicing in Germany."