Posted by Link4 Team on 12/05/2022
The Devonport City Council became the first major council in Australia to join the Peppol e-invoicing network.
The Tasmanian Council signed a deal with leading Access Point Provider, Link4, and has gone live with invoicing documents being delivered into Council’s ERP platform TechnologyOne.
Devonport City Council Deputy General Manager Jeffrey Griffith said the shift to e-invoicing would be substantially beneficial to all Council’s financial procedures and its suppliers.
“We were very eager and absolutely ready to experience the positive impacts of e-invoicing,” Mr Griffiths said.
“Devonport City Council is a leader in embracing digital adoption, consistently showing that digital business is not a choice but a necessity.”
During the implementation phase, Link4 successfully delivered e-invoices between BOC Gas and Devonport City Council. Now that the solution is live in the production environment, the Council’s suppliers who are on the Peppol network can also have their invoices delivered instantly.
In addition, through Link4, Devonport City Council was able to discover how many of its suppliers are ready for e-invoicing.
Link4 CEO Robin Sands said more than 40 suppliers can now start benefiting from delivering e-invoices and get paid even faster.
“It is incredible to see how e-invoicing can transform invoicing procedures for any public or private institution. It is a smarter, more efficient and safer way to do business,” Mr Sands added.
“We are truly excited to be a part of this project. It is uniquely special to Link4 since it is the first collaboration between Link4 and EzeScan, a solution specialising in document capture and business process digitisation.
“The involvement of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) team from the very start further establishes the project’s significance.”
Mr Sands said Devonport City Council is the first of many local government authorities to adopt the safer and more efficient e-invoicing process.
“We look forward to supporting more councils as they switch to e-invoicing in the coming months,” Mr Sands added.
Link4 is an award-winning, Peppol certified Access Point that revolutionised the Procure-to-Pay solutions by providing seamless e-invoicing services throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK. Counted amongst Link4’s government clients (such as The Treasury, DISER, AOFM, and APRA) are BOC Australia, the BGW Group and thousands of Australian businesses that use Xero, MYOB or QuickBooks as their Accounting system.
About Devonport City Council
Devonport City Council is a local government body located in the North-West Coast region of Tasmania. The Council works in partnership with all levels of government and local community members to deliver services to the Devonport community.