Ever since the mid-1980s, with the advent of personal computers, and a little later with the Internet becoming mainstream, it would be unimaginable that a business would operate successfully without the use of computer systems or emails. Today, we communicate with others instantly. We can send emails or stay in contact with others with messengers such as Skype. Even small businesses can now take advantage of accounting software or spreadsheets and otherwise do things that hadn’t been possible just a few decades ago.
In the same way as electronic mail has changed the way how we communicate, electronic invoicing is about to revolutionize how we do invoicing in the business. The key word here is electronic invoicing.
Electronic invoicing can provide us similar benefits as electronic email, but its advantages go even beyond.
The first and most obvious advantage of e-invoicing is that we can send and receive e-invoices instantly.
Instead of having to rely on postal mail, electronic invoices can be sent over the Internet without any waiting times or delays in the process.
One further advantage of e-invoices is that the entire invoicing process can now be done on mobile devices such as your smart phone or tablet and that it doesn’t involve any paperwork. Being able to do invoicing no matter where you are means greatly increased mobility and flexibility. One can even go so far as to say that electronic invoicing does away with the requirement for an office. A contractor can now do invoices while they’re out and about, within minutes from their smart phone.
The organisation and management of invoices is likewise made a lot easier with electronic invoices. While it was necessary to dig through piles of paperwork only several years ago, now all your invoices can be accessed and organised from one central place.
Electronic invoicing is back-compatible with any type of ordinary invoicing, plus it doesn’t require any expensive training or special equipment. Furthermore, it is very affordable. If you are a business owner, I can highly recommend that you look into electronic invoicing since it can save you considerable time and money.