Industry best practices on how to align with Trading partners, User Networks, Trade associations, Industry standards within your B2B Network.
“Networks are back, in case you missed it – social networks, business networks – supplier (or vendor), and some of the largest technology and non-technology firms have been building new networks in the last few years. In the business world, networks have again become a key strategy to facilitate business-to-business e-commerce by connecting buyers and suppliers and to enable them to exchange an ever growing range of supply chain related transactions such as purchase orders, shipping notifications and commercial invoices.”
The Theme presentations included:
|Keynote Getting the Most From Your B2B Network by Mark Morley of GXS/OpenText
This informative session will discuss how global B2B platforms bring increased value to supply chain operations – achieving 100% trading partner enablement, simplifying new market expansion projects and adhering to regulatory compliance issues.
|Case Study in Small Partner Integration by Stefan Ceulemans and Steven Spence of Hewlett Packard
Discusses reasons why it is worth integrating small partners, some difficulties encountered and the key question: “what’s in it for me?” that every partner considers. One method HP has used to reach a group of small partners is discussed along with advantages/disadvantages.
|How the IoT will impact B2B and global Supply Chains by Mark Morley of OpenText
This session discusses how information from the millions of devices that are expected to be connected to the internet over the next decade will help improve supply chain visibility, enhance replenishment processes and automate aftermarket maintenance procedures.
|Trends and Evolution of B2B Standards by EDIFICE
The results of a consultation among EDIFICE members and partners regarding the current and planned use of B2B standards. The findings will trigger interesting discussions and will provide an idea on where the industry is going in terms of Standards usage.
|Use case on SME integration in the Aerospace and Electronics industries by Samy Scemama of TICIO
The aim of this presentation is to illustrate by use cases, how the Aerospace and Electronics industries facilitate the integration of SMEs in the last digital initiatives of their industry.
|Increase your ROI by using the full potential of your B2B Network by Jean-Louis Desquaires, ADESLIN
The presentation highlights a set of use cases from other industries on how they successfully increased their ROI using B2B.
|E-Invoicing in the European Union – State of Play and the Way Forward by Antonio Conte, DG Enterprise and Industry/European Commission
E-invoicing is at the top of the political agenda in Europe. The presentation will address the major developments in the regulatory and standardisation domains, and will provide an outlook of future initiatives that will be undertaken by the Commission
|WorldWide e-Invoicing developments by Anna Nordén of TrustWeaver on behalf of the EDIFICE Billing Task Group
Many countries in the world that have previously prohibited e-invoicing now mandate it. In addition, these emerging economies have overhauled invoicing processes to use information technologies for maximizing tax collection through so-called ‘clearance’ mechanisms. The ‘old world’ for now maintains traditional paper process assumptions for e-invoicing, but growing VAT gaps are putting strain on these ‘ex post’ systems. In this session you will learn more about regulatory developments in the world of e-invoicing.