Electronic invoicing in the Automotive industry The solution forward

The automotive industry constantly strives to improve both quality and efficiency in invoice processing. E-invoicing networks like Peppol are gaining significant traction, with organisations signing up to streamline their invoicing process, automate their workflows and boost efficiency.

E-invoicing in the Automotive industry

E-invoices contain all of the same information as traditional invoices, but in a digital format.

Electronic invoicing, or e-invoicing, is the digital exchange of invoice data between a supplier and a buyer in a structured format. The structured format of e-invoices allows accounts payable systems to automatically process each invoice field quickly and efficiently, starting the invoice processing cycle immediately.

Here is an overview of the e-invoicing process: 

  • The Automotive Supplier creates the invoice in their accounting system as per usual and pushes send.
  • The invoice travels through the Peppol eInvoicing Network.
  • The Automotive Customer’s accounting system automatically receives the invoice data, populated right where it needs to be, moments after the invoice was created.
  • The Customer reviews the invoice and approves (or denies) it without any manual entry.

The entire e-invoicing process, whether you are a supplier or a customer, can be completed in a matter of minutes which can free up the finance team to focus on other tasks.

E-invoicing adoption results

eInvoicing offers a number of benefits to automotive companies, including:

  • Security: E-invoicing is much more safer than paper invoices or the existing email system.
  • Cost-effective: According to research, paper-based invoices and PDF invoices are more expensive to process than an e-invoice.
  • Rapid payments: As a supplier, you can gain accelerated payment cycles of up to 3x faster payments. As a customer, you can improve your supplier relationships.
  • Scalability: Ability to handle large volumes of invoices with no delays.
  • Enhanced supplier and customer experiences: Easy accessing, reviewing and tracking invoice and payment status.

How to implement e-invoicing in your business?

To ensure a smooth transition to e-invoicing, it is important to consider some key elements:

  • Identify your invoicing goals.
  • Choose your e-invoicing provider based on experience and skills.
  • Integrate your existing accounting system with e-invoicing.

How can LinkFor help?

At LinkFor, we offer e-invoicing solutions for businesses of all sizes, helping them send and receive invoices easily and improve supplier-customer relationships.

Our team of experts is here to support you every step of the way and ensure all your invoicing goals are met. Discover more about LinkFor e-invoicing at www.linkfor.asia/my.

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