Electronic invoicing is a broad term that covers the exchange of invoices between a supplier and a buyer in an electronic format – for example, emailing an invoice in portable document format (PDF).
However, when we talk about e-invoicing (or digital invoicing), we mean the automated direct exchange of invoices between the supplier’s and buyer’s software systems.
E-invoicing relies on open standards and technology solutions to exchange invoices seamlessly, without manual input. It removes the need to create paper-based or PDF invoices, scan, post or email them, or manually enter them.
E-invoices can be sent directly to a customer’s software system, even if the buyer and supplier are using different systems. It’s secure, safe and reliable.