How is that for a change? Together with the ‘Polish Confederation of
private employers and companies’ Orange Poland decided to create the
coalition ‘I choose the e-invoice (Wybieram e-fakture)’ to promote the
electronic payment of bills.
340.000 trees saved
calculated that if all invoices in Poland were sent electronically, the
country would save 340,00 trees from being cut per year. Among the
approximately 4 billion invoices sent per year in Poland, at most 11
percent of the bills are sent in an electronic form.
Orange Poland, this result shows that Poland is among the last countries
in Europe when it comes to adopting e-invoicing, according to Orange
Poland. At present, two million Orange Poland customers use e-invoicing,
the company said.
Setting the example
initiative set a clear example of how to achieve e-invoicing adoption.
Even with slow take-up because of the inertia exhibited by certain
stakeholders who need to be persuaded to change their ingrained habits.
also because of mrket fragmentation that emerged from the existence of a
wide variety of systems, sometimes technically complex, deployed across
the EU that can lead to increased costs for suppliers.
So, who’s next? Who is going to starts the next e-invoicing coalition?