Problem with e-invoicing
This results in recieving party having to re-key invoice data manually into the A/P system, duplication of effort leading to potential re-keying errors and delays. This method whilst may include buzz words like "e-invoicing" has no clear advantage than sending by post or fax other than in reducing the delivery time. Sage's Transaction E-mail as mentioned earlier is such a solution. It works well if both ends have compatible Sage systems.
Where as e-invoicing or EIPP systems that integrate tightly with accounts/ERP systems allow invoice data to flow from the sending party's A/R system to receiving party's A/P system without having to re-enter the invoice data. These systems can add significant benefit to both parties. E.g. headcount reduction.