There is compelling evidence that eInvoicing saves money for both public bodies and suppliers. It is generally the last part of the Purchase to Pay (P2P) cycle that has not as yet been automated. It is likely that if you are processing or dealing with invoices that it will be a manual, labour intensive process. Each paper invoice requires time-intensive, error-prone, manual processing for both buyers and suppliers. The Scottish Government recognise that there are a range of benefits and efficiencies to be made by implementing eInvoicing.
To accelerate the use of eInvoicing and eProcurement, the European Commission has included specific provisions within the revised EU Public Procurement Directives, and has recently adopted a Directive on eInvoicing.
Should you require any further information regarding the Scottish Government eInvoicing Programme then please email the eInvoicing team mailbox.