Exploring E-Invoicing Benefits and Challenges with Expert Markus Hornburg

Markus Hornburg

We’re pleased to announce a Spend Matters webinar in association with Coupa, on Thursday, June 9, at 7 a.m. CT (1p.m. in London).

Peter Smith, managing editor of Spend Matters UK/Europe, will be talking about e-invoicing, and more importantly, asking Markus Hornburg, vice president of global product compliance at Coupa, some key questions. Markus was involved 15 years ago when the Swiss government implemented e-invoicing, the first to do so at the time. Since then he has worked with European and South American governments as well as numerous private sector firms on e-invoicing strategies and implementations. He is genuinely one of the world’s leading experts in this field.

During the webinar, Peter will be asking the big questions around e-invoicing. While there are technology issues, Hornburg’s view is that successful implementations are at least as much about change and business management as they are about the tech. So issues around senior management buy-in, and getting the internal stakeholders lined up behind the program, are just as important as choosing the right platform, in his opinion.

Indeed, Hornburg is very balanced about e-invoicing, despite his great expertise — he is just as interesting talking about the issues and challenges of e-invoicing as he is on the benefits. So Peter will be asking the tough questions, such as why so many programs have not lived up to expectations. (Yet equally it seems inevitable that everyone will eventually be doing e-invoicing. It seems inconceivable that we will still be sending paper through the postal service in 2025!)

This webinar is designed for procurement executives with an interest in the end-to-end purchasing process, invoicing "process owners" or program directors for e-invoicing implementations. If you fit into any of these categories, or are just generally interested, and whether you are thinking of implementing or indeed have already started, we think you will find it a useful 45 minutes.

You can register here, free of charge of course.

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