Much of the early momentum behind eInvoicing in New Zealand has come from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), the lead government agency responsible for it.
MBIE is walking the talk by getting itself ready to receive eInvoices, and we’re quietly chuffed that the very first production invoice that landed came from none other than Streamline. The $5.75 invoice, received on 1 July, successfully tested the links between the ministry’s accounting system, access providers and ourselves, an eInvoicing-enabled software provider recognised by the ministry. Its successful delivery means MBIE has easily met its deadline for receiving incoming eInvoices and is a step towards the adoption of eInvoicing by its suppliers and by all government agencies.
There’s plenty still to do, but the government is clear on the direction. Small Business Minister Stuart Nash said earlier this year that “eInvoicing is going global, and we need to keep up”. If keeping up is on your agenda, check out einvoicing.net to see how Streamline can help your business capture all the advantages of eInvoicing.