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Preparing for Basware Connect UK - Rich Lanza

In rounding out my slide deck for the upcoming Basware Connect event on Preventing Fraud in Accounts Payable, I wanted to share three truths we can't lose sight on as we go into 2016:   1) Fraud is One "F" Word We Can't Avoid Saying - While some F words are used extensively in a business setting, Fraud is an F word that few want to consider given the feelings it dredges up about others.  However...

As the NHS moves towards true e-invoicing, what does this mean for you?

Being a supplier to the National Health Service can be painful – things take time, from contracts to payment. But once in, however, the NHS can be a customer for life. The good news is that some of the pain is set to go away in the near future as the UK finally plays catch up with the rest of Northern Europe.  To change the game, new legislation is on the way which forces the NHS to accept true e...

The road to better UK Public Procurement (Part 2)

In our first blog we looked at the wider implementation of e-invoicing within the public sector. We asked Andrew Jesse (AJ), VP of Basware, and Stephen Carter (SC), Head of UK e-invoicing Centre of Excellence for Basware, about the barriers and opportunities that will be made available through the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (SBEE) Act receiving Royal Assent. We now look at the...

New government promises payment improvement, but road ahead is long

With the first outright Tory government for almost two decades, the UK voted in favour of an overall majority opposed to what the polls may have predicted.  But what will the new government mean for small business, and the late payment crisis that SMEs are facing? “This is a big win for the FSB as we have long been pushing for a dedicated voice at the heart of government who could robustly...

The road to better UK Public Procurement (Part 1)

With recent news of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (SBEE) Act receiving Royal Assent, the UK Public Sector has been given a ‘kick’ to start receiving e-invoices before 2016. As the SBEE Bill is further developed into Law and adopted via government edict over the coming months, we ask our own Andrew Jesse (AJ), VP of Basware, and Stephen Carter (SC), Head of UK e-invoicing Centre of...

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