Peter divides up his world map into four regions:
- North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand
- Latin America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East and Africa
Here at Spend Matters, we'd probably accuse Peter of being a bit Eurocentric in his view of the world, lumping the US in with Europe and what not, if we were having a bad day in the office. But we'll suspend disbelief for a moment and just agree to disagree on whether or not the US and Europe (not to mention Canada for that matter) should be grouped together. And I agree with Peter that "the detailed rules and regulations that exist in the various regulatory authorities can make the implementation of e-invoicing in a manner that complies with local laws, extremely complex." Which is one of the reasons why there hundreds upon hundreds of local electronic invoicing providers and operators flogging their wares in various markets in Europe and the US, alone.
Stay tuned as our analysis of Purchasing Insight's world map continues.
Source: Purchasing Insight