E - Invoicing Platform
We received a press release from a Swedish bankers association,
stating that in 2011, the number of e-invoices sent to consumers
connected to internet-banks increased by staggering 29%. In 2010 only
11% of Swedish customers accepted e-invoices. In 2011 no less than 40%
of the consumers accept e-invoices.
Now, the press release stated that the environment was the winner, but we are not so convinced about that really.
E-invoicing adoption in Sweden
to research carried out on members of the Swedish Bankers’ Association
the number of e-invoices sent out last year amounted to 60 million,
which equates to 17 percent of all internet payments made by consumers.
estimate is that 70 % of Swedish consumers connected to internet-banks
will receive e-invoices within 3 years says Johan Schmalholz, Senior
Adviser, E-invoicing at the Swedish Bankers’ Association.
invoices in Sweden were to be changed from paper to electronic, a total
energy saving of around 1 400 TJ-equivalents/year and reductions of
greenhouse gas emissions corresponding to 39 000 to 41 000 ton
CO2-equivalents/year would be made according to a study carried out at
the Department of Environmental Strategies at KTH, the Royal Institute
of Technology in Stockholm.