How to Meet Mandatory E-invoicing and National Legal Requirements Efficiently: Agfa-Gevaert and Comarch Team up
With governments around the world revising tax systems and preparing to implement new e-Invoicing solutions, Agfa-Gevaert, a multinational corporation that offers an extensive range of imaging systems, workflow and IT solutions for the printing industry, the healthcare sector and hi-tech industries providing printed electronics and renewable energy solutions, has opted to take advantage of the services of global service provider Comarch. This move provides the company with professional support in global sending and archiving of e-invoices.
Ever more companies operate on the international market. A global presence requires taking into account the diversity of political systems, economic policies and government requirements, particularly in terms of regulatory regulations for B2B and B2G e-invoicing.
These regulations prompted Agfa-Gevaert to investigate potential e-invoicing providers on a global basis.
"The proactive and reactive approach of the sales and consulting team made a big difference by highlighting Comarch’s strong points. Comarch’s project experience in international collaborations was confirmed by their clients, convincing Agfa of the product and the added value of the performance and services Comarch has to offer.” - says Guy Bylemans, Manager, Global Electronic Data Integrations at Agfa.
The company was looking for ways to decrease the team’s workload, optimize processes, offer better customer service and reduce costs. The solution itself had to meet an extensive list of requirements including an intuitive customer portal for invoice delivery. This is why Agfa-Gevaert chose Comarch e-Invoicing, which enables the cost-effective handling of entire invoice-related flows within one integrated suite.
“The complexity of this project lies in the high number of countries (44), some of them with particular legal frameworks, and the different formats of invoices that are used by each of the Agfa-Gevaert divisions. This requires strong consulting services on the legal framework, and detailed mapping to align the formats and fields of the invoices for every division. And here lies the added value of the services our team has to offer on top of our core e-invoicing engine and customer portal. Comarch accepted the challenge and beat the competitors throughout the sales process” – says Niels De Smet, Business Development Manager for Comarch Services Sector in Benelux.
About the Agfa-Gevaert Group
The Agfa-Gevaert Group develops, produces and distributes an extensive range of imaging systems, workflow and IT solutions for the printing industry, the healthcare sector, and hi-tech industries providing printed electronics and renewable energy solutions.
The headquarters are located in Belgium. The largest production and research centers are located in Belgium, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Austria, China and Brazil. Agfa is commercially active worldwide through wholly owned sales organizations in more than 40 countries. In 2018, Agfa-Gevaert Group’s revenue amounted to EUR 2,247 million.