On the home straight with e-invoicing
“For Webasto, tangro is the right partner to implement a strategy of centralised, legally compliant digitalisation of invoice processing around the world,” says Jürgen Nickles, Business Analyst at Webasto, one of the top 100 suppliers for car manufacturers. E-invoicing and centralisation are key to the company’s accounting – and software from tangro.
Particularly good progress has been made at the sites in Mexico and Italy, where Webasto has been processing invoices electronically using structured XML data alone. E-invoicing is essential for fighting tax fraud and corruption in Mexico and Italy. So Webasto was urgently looking for a solution and was delighted with how professionally it was implemented: “tangro has vast experience in EDI and supports important formats. So we quickly had a fully functional e-invoicing solution for both countries,” says Jürgen Nickles.
In Mexico, suppliers submit their electronic invoices to an Outlook mail box, that was set up specifically to receive XML files. In Italy companies have to exchange all invoices via the state SDI (Sistema Di Interscambio) portal. tangro therefore collects the incoming invoice data from the SDI portal via a service provider and prepares it so that it can be posted without further intermediate stages or, if necessary, so it can be postprocessed and sent to the workflow.
“Because of the various tax regulations, documents cannot always be mapped in full and therefore posted automatically. Postprocessing is often still needed at the end of the day", explains Jürgen Nickles. However, XML data records are so cryptic that laypeople are not able to read and check them with ease. Nickles therefore describes the option of depicting XML files in tangro as PDFs as extremely useful. In this form, the clerk can simply postprocess any EDI invoice and if necessary correct the tax codes. “We successfully implemented electronic invoice processing with tangro in Italy and Mexico and are now ready to roll it out across Europe,” concludes Nickles.
IndustrySupplier for car manufacturers
Volume of documents280,000 Invoices/year