Palette Launches e-Invoicing Services Portal to Simplify Electronic Invoicing Roll-out

24 February 2014

New Portal helps companies of any size drive e-invoicing take-up with customers and partners, driven by Palette’s Connectivity Services network for seamless EDI 

Palette, the leading enterprise purchase-to-payment specialist, has launched a new e-Invoicing Services Portal to help businesses encourage and maximise e-invoicing take-up amongst customers and partners. 

Driven by the PaletteConnectivity Services network, the new portal enables users to invite customers and partners to quickly set up and benefit from the cost- and time-savings enabled by e-invoicing, without the need for complex implementation.

With the Services Portal, Palette users are able to initiate the ‘onboarding’ process for e-invoicing by selecting relevant customers and partners and inviting them to opt-in to supply e-invoices.  Once a contact has confirmed and approved the invitation, a connection is established to allow e-invoices to be sent or received via the PaletteConnectivity Services platform.

Palette’s e-Invoicing Services portal gives customers a dashboard overview of the current and historic status of their e-invoices.  It also gives an immediate overview of the status of e-invoicing connections between organisations, their partners and customers. 

Lars-Ola Petters, CEO of Palette said: “Although e-invoicing delivers significant benefits in reducing costs, improving efficiency, shortening processing times and enhancing visibility, many companies find it challenging to set up consistent electronic invoicing processes with their customers and partners. Palette’s e-invoicing Services Portal gives companies the tools and services to simplify e-invoicing deployments.”

PaletteConnectivity Services allows e-invoicing to be tailored to suit individual business environments, and does not require customers or suppliers to use the same e-invoicing tools or invoicing / EDI formats.  This enables users to benefit from easier validation of data and invoices, along with enhanced data matching capabilities and the elimination of duplication.

A full e-invoicing approach delivers a host of added benefits to organisations, including easier tracking and reporting and meeting local compliance requirements.  Invoices can be viewed, searched and sorted within the e-Invoicing Services Portal, which can help to quickly resolve any disputes.

PaletteConnectivity Services (PCS) acts as a broker and translator of electronic business transactions which enables users and their business partners to send and receive transactions in electronic format. Purchase orders, confirmations, advanced shipping notices, change orders, invoices and other electronic transactions can be delivered and received as easily as email. PCS is an electronic trading hub that accepts transactions in one format from the supplier or Palette customer, translates them into a format that the recipient system can process and delivers the transaction in seconds.

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