Review of the 6th Digital Invoice Day in Mülheim: a resounding success

For the 6th time, EASY SOFTWARE AG’s Digital Invoice Day on May 27, 2015, attracted more than 70 decision-makers from the fields of IT and accounting on the Ruhr River. The one-day conference in Mülheim offered a 360-degree perspective on the subject of digital accounting and GOBD with the help of user examples and expert lectures.

 

Compact – including coffee

Is it possible to inform in detail on the topic of digital accounting and the advantages of an electronic accounting system in five and one-half hours and still find time for coffee breaks and lunch? It definitely is feasible if you are used to offering clients solutions for increasing efficiency – just as EASY SOFTWARE AG does.

 

Tax law and compliance

The first lecture on the agenda was a presentation by PricewaterhouseCoopers AG auditors. They described what aspects are important to consider in digital processing and releasing incoming invoices. They focused in particular on topics of tax law compliance and discussed the key success factors in implementing digital accounting.

 

Practice example for efficiency

Next, Christian Wallon, Director of Finance Infiana Germany GmbH, informed participants about his experiences in implementing EASY. His conclusion: digital invoice processing with EASY software could considerably increase the efficiency of accounts payable, clearly shorten the lead time of an invoice until booking and ensure ability to provide information and process transparency. Wallon especially emphasized the competent communication with EASY from the first contact.

 

EASY INVOICE, GOBD and ZUGFeRD

After lunch, Dirk Hupperich, Head of Sales Service at EASY, went into detail about invoice receipt workflow in EASY INVOICE – from reading the content and automatic legal test to the digitally-based approval process and provision of finished accounting entries. Finally, Bernhard Lindgens from the Department of Turnover Tax Fraud Prevention at the Federal Central Tax Office enriched the discussion with a broader perspective. The priorities of his presentation included the requirements of the value added tax act, commercial code and tax code. He also drew attention to the new GOBD and possibilities of ZUGFeRD,

 

Participants’ opinions:

  • “The bridge between theory and practice was brilliantly constructed. The speakers conveyed their content clearly, and there was much extremely useful “insider” information that is otherwise difficult to obtain.”
  • “Interesting subjects, described very well.”
  • “Expert speakers.”
  • “Good opportunities for exchange with other participants.”
  • “A mix of different perspectives (user, Federal Agency for Tax, consulting) was helpful and balanced”.
  • “Good input properly scheduled in the presentation time.”
  • “Compressed content with a practical, interesting look at the digital incoming invoice from different viewpoints.”
  • “Comprehensive overview of the topic.”
  • “Pleasant atmosphere/good organization.”