How do I reap the rewards of digitisation in times when you still see paper everywhere?

31/07/2019
Billtobox

As an economic professional, you always hear talk about ‘the digitisation’ of the accounting profession, and that your firm had better hop on the digitisation bandwagon before it’s too late.

Paper everywhere

In 2019 paper is still omnipresent. According to recent figures, about 35% of all the electronic invoices we receive are printed and subsequently archived. No wonder that it is sometimes difficult for you to consider digitisation when this is not something your clients want. They often remain attached to their traditional paper invoices.

In fact, digitisation does not mean that your clients will have to start working in a completely different way from one day to the next, and will stop using paper invoices entirely. Confusing your clients and plunging them into total chaos is precisely what economic professionals want to prevent – at all costs.

Unified by Invoicing brings solace

Unified by Invoicing, a partnership between the Institute of Belgian Accountants and UnifiedPost, sees digitisation as the conversion of any invoice (PDF, JPG or other format) into a file that can automatically be read and interpreted by your accounting software. This is made possible by the fact that all the information on the invoice is included in the file. In technical jargon, these files are called UBL or e-fff files.

Today, the manual input of their clients’ invoice data remains a daily activity for many economic professionals. The Unified by Invoicing Billtobox platform ensures that time-consuming work with little added value is completely eliminated and automated. In this way, you can heighten the efficiency of your accounting firm without having to change the habits of your clients. Billtobox is already helping many accountants to optimise their everyday tasks and significantly reduces their workload.

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