Many governments and big corporations switch from
paper-based business processes to electronic document
and process flows. SME in Switzerland cannot resist
this trend. Responding to market pressures many SME
question their invoicing processes. The authors
provide concrete direction to companies having to
take a strategic decision concerning E-Invoicing.
The work starts by clarifying the underlying
concepts, standards and definitions and giving an
introduction into the most relevant laws and
regulations in Switzerland.
After illuminating the topic from various angles
(e.g. technology, operations, practical experiences),
the E-Invoicing solutions on the Swiss market are
empirically analyzed, systematized and rated using
eight distinct criteria.
Before selecting a solution the company has to
evaluate its “need for action” and “capacity to act”.
The book provides a self-assessment questionnaire to
create the company’s profile.
Finally, the company’s decision maker gets support in
determining “the most appropriate type of E Invoicing
solution” by comparing the result from the
self-assessment to the profiles of the rated
solutions offered on the market.
Guy ROM, MBA-IMC, has a formation in IT and economics and heads a business consulting firm specialized in business engineering and records management in the region of Zurich, Switzerland.
Kurt Maurer, MBA-IMC, is partner at Bernet