Speaking in Dublin at the launch of the pilot, Minister Hayes said, “The pilot projects will take two months to complete. The objective after the pilot is to have a paperless billing system that operates across the public sector. That’s good for business because it cuts down on red tape and cuts down on costs. The seven public sector bodies taking part in the pilot are: The Office of Public Works, the Department of Defence, the Department of Justice, HSE East, HSE North West, Enterprise Ireland and the Local Government Computer Services Board. Once the findings of the pilot projects have been compiled and reviewed we will take a report to Government on the suitability of rolling out e-Invoicing across the entire public sector. The cost-saving benefits of this project could genuinely help SMEs to compete and win additional Government business."
Kevin Hoyle, CEO of B2BGateway, who attended this morning’s launch in Leinster House, commented,“We are very pleased to be partnering the NPS and OPW in this e-Invoicing project. B2BGateway has been providing e-Invoice and EDI solutions to public and private entities around the globe since 1999. We have seen at first hand the large savings that are to be made from switching from paper to electronic invoices."
The Minister concluded, “The full rollout of e-Invoicng could lead to multi-million euro savings for the exchequer in terms of reduced administrative and transactional costs, as well as providing savings to suppliers to the public sector. In addition Irish service providers in this area could become leaders in this technology across the EU Member States ."
About B2BGateway: B2BGateway is a leading global e-Invoice and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)