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Month: June 2007

OpenCoffee North – Task completed with launch of OpenCoffee Sheffield

Dean Sadler recently announced the launch of OpenCoffee Sheffield. From July onwards, you have the option to attend an OpenCoffee event every Tuesday in the North of England, these being: 1st Tuesday – Leeds – Imran Ali 2nd Tuesday – Sheffield – Dean Sadler 3rd Tuesday – Liverpool – Phil Blything 4th Tuesday – Manchester – moi! All events can be accessed through OpenCoffee North Club here. Tags: OpenCoffee, OpenCoffee North, OpenCoffee Manchester, OpenCoffee Sheffield, OpenCoffee Liverpool, OpenCoffee Leeds, Saul Klein

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OB10 – steaming ahead with e-invoicing

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL), one of the largest and busiest teaching trusts in England, has selected OB10 to improve the efficiency of processing over 115,000 invoices per year and provide key management information that will help the front-line. As part of the solution, OB10 has integrated with COA (previously CedarOpenAccounts) Health Business Suite – the finance and procurement system. Here is an extract from the news release: "We consider electronic Invoicing to be a fundamental part of our ongoing Finance and Procurement transformation programme," says Neil Callow, Assistant Director of Finance, UHL. "Not only will e-Invoicing help us to…

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ExPP Summit in London – major annual European e-invoicing/EIPP event

The next European ExPP Summit will be held on 10th and 11th September in London. According to Bruno Koch who runs the event, solution and service providers attending either as partners and/or exhibitors include: Accountis Europe Ltd – multi-hub solutions with inter-connectivity. DHL is expected help Accountis become a key European supplier. Ariba, Inc – Supplier network hub with 160,000 suppliers providing accounts payable connectivity for large buyers. Good foot hold in Europe in addition to strong US base. ADP – does not seem to be a hub solution. Atos Worldline – Acquisition of Banksys and Bank Card Company (BCC)…

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Taking stock..

I have now been blogging for well over a year, and perhaps its time to take stock and review areas I ought to focus on. So what does interest me? Two areas come to mind: Documents Startups Documents Very wide area. I am interested in both structured and unstructured information in the form of documents. Two technologies interest me, one being structured document exchange between organisations and the other being exchange of unstructured documents among two or more parties. Structured documents exchange between organisation – solutions in this category falls into e-invoicing, document exchange hubs, Electronic Invoicing Presentment and Payment…

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Finally, an informal collaboration platform for Engineers

 IET has launched an on-line collaboration platform for Engineers, as a result of an initiative by Altran. The I-Spark allows engineers to share experiences and expertise, and inform others of individual career aspirations and progress. What a great idea! Why did it take so long for such a service to emerge? So far the forum has 3 discussions, with the most popular with 328 views and 9 replies. Tags: IET, Altran, i-spark, collaboration, engineers

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Three companies to watch in EIPP space

Size is everything until there is a competitor with real disruptive technology, a clear value proposition for any size of business and connectivity up and down the value chain (ebdex wanted to be just that!). Until that occurs, we have three leaders in the making, these being: Ariba Harbar Payments with American Express Xign with JP Morgan Who will emerge as the undisputed leader within the next three years? Tags: ebdex, EIPP, Ariba, Xign, JP Morgan, Harbor Payments, American Express

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Breaking News….OpenCoffee Leeds Uno

Imran Ali has finally done the smart thing, after weeks (if not months) of thinking and taking in feedback for a venue and date to start the first OpenCoffee Leeds event. It’s finally happening on 12th of June, and then first Tuesday of each month. Imran is a well known figure, therefore has connectivity up and down the country, which should result in good turn up for these events. Imran described the event simply as. Leeds’ first OpenCoffee event…Geeks, coders, bloggers, investors, entrepreneurs, designers, developers and anyone with a passing interest – share+demo+network It took me lot more words to…

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