Presentation on theme: "Enabling micro-enterprises to send structured e-invoices to the public sector Gerhard Laga, Federal Austrian Economic Chamber."— Presentation transcript:
Enabling micro-enterprises to send structured e-invoices to the public sector Gerhard Laga, Federal Austrian Economic Chamber
Why shall a micro enterprise change its behaviour? Micro-enterprises don`t actively think about structural changes. Convince the owner/CEO! Tell a good story Share the benefit earlier payment confirmation of receipt E-Invoicing is NOT a technical project! It is about communication and understanding between the right people!
Information Public sector has a political responsibility for transparency and equal treatment micro, small and large enterprises Tax, public and civil law shall be in line Public sector has contact to nearly every branch of business Variety of reasonable, practical processes needed Understandable for tax layman; clear, reliable language Establish certification process for compliant software and service providers and publish according lists involve accountants
Technical Aspect: Simple structure search for the smallest common denominator same core structure all over Europe same reusable identifyer in public and private procurement (eg GLN) Simple to understand and without any doubt to fill out Simple to implement for ICT micro-enterprises and in software for all sectors useable without any restrictions
Free tools and services micro-enterprises need practical guidance, code of practise pick micro enterprises up, where they are: plugins for text processing software free basic services offered by the public service, interoperable europeanwide
Policy evaluation Draft directive on electronic invoicing in public procurement is on the right track One Open European minimal format important Incentives for regional levels needed Give SME time to digest the change Communication on end-to-end e-procurement shows bigger picture Mind a digital divide: Implementation of e-invoicing in most companies is more important than eprocurement in few companies