If you are a business owner, there is a chance that you already heard of electronic invoicing. Seeing how the switch to electronic invoicing can save a business considerable time and money, the increasing popularity of electronic invoicing is certainly understandable. Let me give you a short overview on electronic invoicing and why you should consider it if not already done so.
The difference as compared to your normal invoicing process is that you will send your invoices to a third-party electronic invoice provider over the Internet, rather than mailing your invoices to your recipient by postal mail.
This electronic invoice service provider will convert your invoice (which is usually in Adobe PDF format) into an electronic format and subsequently dispatch the electronic invoice. The entire process from creating your invoice, sending it to the electronic invoice service provider and the provider sending it your recipient will only take a few minutes.
The advantages of electronic invoicing should be obvious:
Instant sending and receiving of your invoices without the delays that would usually occur when you send them by mail.
One other, not insignificant advantage is that all your invoicing data is available in digital format from the instant and invoice is created. There is no data on paper that needs to be transferred manually. This can mean a significant reduction of possible errors. Likewise, it makes the management of your invoices a lot easier.
Simply spoken, with electronic invoicing your business will be able to save time and money.