Basware Einvoices Ltd
January 8, 2008
3 Invoice sender vs. receiver perspective
The perspective on einvoicing varies greatly based on whether it is being looked at from the
angle of the sender (seller) or receiver (buyer).
The potential for immediate internal cost savings is much greater for the receiver than the
sender. That is because the receiver is looking to improve internal processes for handling
invoices. These process improvements include, but are not limited to, faster processing times,
faster payment cycles, better discounts, and savings in scanning and non-essential invoice
handling personnel costs. However, it should be noted that electronic invoicing does provide
senders with exceptional opportunities for improved customer satisfaction, better credit
collection, and above all, lower customer churn.
Whether sender or receiver, both gain from improved staff satisfaction because converting from
a manual to an electronic process usually frees personnel, such as those in accounting, to
refocus their efforts on activities for business support.
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