Deloitte and Basware team up to improve e-invoicing

Wednesday 22 May 2024 09:27 CET | News

Deloitte and Basware have formed an alliance to accelerate AP automation and touchless invoice processing amid compliance regulations.


E-invoicing is becoming increasingly important within CFO departments alongside e-reporting requirements from local governments or tax authorities. Accounting teams will be required to comply with specific legislation when sending and receiving electronic invoices. The new legislation will replace paper processes and reporting as the EU and other regions trend towards a harmonised approach and centralised government databases to compare reported data.

The Deloitte and Basware alliance will focus on key challenges, opportunities, and regulatory requirements in the finance domain. It will bring together Basware's strengths in AP automation, with Deloitte's access to its network of finance, procurement, and tax experts, to drive value for customers. The partnership will also deliver enterprises with the latest trends and best practices around finance transformation through the integration of AP automation services.

Finance teams in large enterprises that process a great volume of invoices per week often face challenges around late payments to suppliers, duplicate invoices, and even fraudulent payments. As a result, according to an Ardent Partners' Performance Benchmark, only 32% of invoices on average pass-through finance teams without requiring manual intervention, compared to 89% through Basware's AP automation platform. A completely touchless invoice saves time for AP teams from manual invoices processes, freeing them up to deliver operational and financial insights.

Deloitte and Basware have formed an alliance to accelerate AP automation and touchless invoice processing amid compliance regulations.

Enhancing AP automation and compliance for finance teams

The two companies will work on developing a joint go-to-market strategy to reach a wider audience, creating co-innovation opportunities to address evolving legislative e-invoicing requirements, and building a pool of certified Deloitte consultants trained on Basware solutions for project delivery.

Through the partnership, AP teams will have the potential to process invoices 80% faster, reducing the average invoice processing time from 10 days to less than one day.

Officials from Bassware said this is a significant milestone for both companies to accelerate touchless invoice processing. CFOs are constantly grappling with manual AP processes that slow down teams and impact bottom-line profits. It's been exciting to collaborate with Deloitte over recent months and work towards a joint vision that helps companies save time and money when sending and receiving invoices, while reducing compliance risk.

Also commenting on this partnership, representatives from Deloitte said their clients are moving from automating task-specific processes to running autonomous finance operations. Partnering with Basware to combine their expertise in touchless invoice processing is an important step to increase the adoption of e-invoicing. Through their alliance, they aim to support clients with the technology-enabled transformation of their AP process while meeting the rising legislative e-invoicing requirements.

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Keywords: e-invoicing, accounts payable, digitalisation, compliance, regulation
Categories: Banking & Fintech
Companies: Basware, Deloitte
Countries: World
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