Mandatory B2B e-invoicing in Italy: who thinks about the purchasing cycle?

Fatturazione elettronica B2B e ciclo passivo

Now January, 1st 2019 it is really about to come: the turning point for electronic invoicing in Italy. What impact will this mandatory process have for Italian companies?
For us, positive consequences overcome the negative ones, if we do not only comply with the obligation. And we take this moment as an opportunity to rethink our business processes instead. Because electronic invoicing does not just mean invoices to customers. We should also consider the relationship with suppliers.
We talk about B2B e-invoicing and automation of the purchasing cycle.

EDI, flows automation, electronic invoicing: just an obligation?

Often technological innovations enter the company as an obligation. Obligation to adapt to customer requests. Obligation to comply with laws and regulations by the institutions. In doing so, we just add a new process to the existing ones. We often adapt without having time to stop and reflect: could this new technology also bring advantages to the company, other than not losing the customer or being compliant?

The introduction of mandatory B2B e-invoicing in Italy it’s the right moment to stop and ask: could I change something and benefit from this obligation?

Automation of the purchasing cycle: if not now, when?

From January, 1st 2019 there will be no alternative: all invoices, both from sales and purchase, should be exchanged through the official platform Sistema di Interscambio (SdI) and have the structured xml electronic format. Invoices in other formats or exchanged through other channels will not be valid.

In order to be sure to continue your business, your first concern will be to adapt your processes to be able to send invoices to your customers.
In the past, maybe you have already given priority to customer’s requests. For example, you searched for a solution to automate orders and invoices flows through EDI, only to answer to your customer’s needs.
Perhaps once you have wondered: why don’t we automate also documents exchange with our suppliers? Thus, we could manage everything in a single place and with only one tool, the ERP system.
And probably the answer was: “Not yet”. Or that it will have been a titanic endeavor to manage all different document formats from your suppliers, sometimes even paper documents.

Now there are no more excuses. All your supplier’s invoices will be available in a single structured electronic format: it is the right moment to start with the purchasing cycle automation.

B2B electronic invoicing and purchasing cycle

With D/b2b e-invoicing you could exchange both sales and purchase invoices in electronic format through the SdI system. It could directly be integrated with your ERP system, without installing any software.

Increased openness, less errors and costs

If you automate the receiving of purchasing invoices with D/b2B e-invoicing, the invoices approved by the SdI system will be directly available into your ERP system.
Thus, you could avoid errors due to manual data entry and optimize purchasing invoices management time and costs.

After this first step, why not proceeding with the digitization process and automating also the order sending to those same suppliers? You will eliminate other low added value activities with new benefits for your business.

And if you need it, you could also electronically archive your documents according to law, thanks to the collaboration with Ifin Sistemi, AgID accredited partner.

I’m already using D/bip: how does D/b2b invoicing work for me?

If you are already using the D/bip platform, your active EDI flow will be used also to exchange e-invoices through the SdI system. There will be no changes for your customers and suppliers, both Italian and foreign: they will continue receiving documents through EDI as today.
If you are not receiving invoices in electronic format yet, we need to define and activate the new flows for purchasing invoices: they will be transmitted from the SdI system and will be directly available into your ERP system.

Do you still have doubts?
Contact us.
Or find an answer to your questions Thursday, 22nd November at 17.00 at our offices. Thanks to DERWID and Ifin Sistemi you will discover how B2B e-invoicing in Italy will work. Join the event: it’s free.

DERWID’s Project Management internal course: new competences available to you

DERWID's internal course about Project Management

How could a DERWID’s internal course about Project Management be useful for our customers and partners? Let’s discover it together in this article.

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Why working on Project Management?

In DERWID, we always work towards increasing our internal competences. Of course, we want to continuously improve our internal organization. But, that is not the only reason. First of all, we invest in our training to enhance our services to you, our customers and partners.

During last year, DERWID’s employees had a great opportunity: to learn more about Project Management.

In a company, projects are fundamental. Also if you don’t call them projects. And knowing how to manage them is the right starting point to reach positive results.
For that reason, among DERWID’s employees, we have some experienced and qualified Project Managers (PM), that work on projects according to standard international best practices. In order to be more efficient and profitable, we decided to further grow and spread the Project Management culture inside the company.

Therefore, during last year the company invested in Project Management training: DERWID’s employees in all our offices attended Project Management courses and some of us already obtained the first level ISIPM certification.

An internal course about Project Management

In order to complete this training, an internal course about Project Management was planned. It was completed last week.

Our asset and PM Lorenzo Cuciniello introduced us to the Project Management basics. Starting from the International Norm, we then explored the context, technical and behavioral competences that a PM should have. Moreover, we examined the requirements, the players involved and the project processes. We also talked about the risks of Project Management, about constraints and assumptions and all the variables to be considered if we want that a project ends successfully.

And, which are the results after this Project Management training? First of all, more awareness to manage your projects. And then, a whole company that supports you and our PMs and understands Project Management topics. A concrete help to reach your goals.

And remember, as Sir Winston Churchill once said:
“Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.”

Do you want to know if DERWID could help you with your projects? Contact us and discover our Project Management competences.

3D configurator for bus and train seats: the Franz Kiel project

3D configurator for bus and train seats - Franz Kiel project

Fresh news from DERWID’configuration department!
Together with our partner msg treorbis, which offers German SAP full-service consultancy, we are implementing a 3D configurator for bus and train seats in S4/Hana at Franz Kiel GmbH.

Franz Kiel GmbH, leading German manufacturer of bus and train seats, has planned to change all its ERP systems into the SAP S4/Hana in the next year and a half. The Kiel group decided to implement also the webbased UI5 quote system by msg treorbis, completed by the 3D visualization by DERWID. And so began the collaboration between the three companies.

Soon Franz Kiel will be able to intuitively and flexibly configure their products in 3D and device independent. And readily market them, starting from Turkey and reaching then all other 6 Franz Kiel’s premises around the world.

 

Since the Franz Kiel’s project started, DERWID has been implementing the 3D visualization of their seats for the SAP Configurator. Once the implementation is finished, as part of its consultancy work, DERWID will support the resources at Franz Kiel and coach them, in order they could independently handle and maintain the configurator.

Are you interested in the 3D visualization integrated in SAP S4/Hana? Contact us and ask for a demo.

Our new 3D CONFIGURATOR for the nautical sector

3d configurator for the nautical sector

These last years have seen an interesting growth of the nautical sector. A lively sector in constant bustle, where investment in new techniques and approaches always rewards entrepreneurs. Here is our innovative way to present boats to end customers: the new 3D configurator for the nautical sector.

Nautical sector latest trends at Genoa boat show

In these days recreational boating and sea life enthusiasts will gather in Genoa for the 58th Salone Nautico, the famous Italian boat show.

From the 20th to 25th September Genoa will be the right destination to discover all about the latest trends in the nautical sector. You will find more than 1000 boats, i.e. sailboats, outboard engines and inflatable boats, powerboats and motor yachts, displayed along the docks in Genoa and could participate to various events.

And this will also be the right occasion for boat producers to discover DERWID’s new 3d configurator for the nautical sector.

A new approach to customers

DERWID’s 3D configurator for the nautical sector offers boat producers a new approach to customers.

Ever dreamed of configuring your boats at the moment, presenting them with a real time high definition 3D image?
With DERWID’s 3D full web and cross-platform configurator, you could show your yachts or inflatable boats to end-users avoiding the long time needed by the classical rendering. It’s modular, extensible and customizable: handling the variety of your boats couldn’t be easier, both for sales and production.

Do you need more information about the 3D configurator for the nautical sector? Contact us, we will be pleased to answer all your questions.

DERWID at CERSAIE 2018

DERWID at Cersaie 2018

For the first time this year DERWID will exhibit at CERSAIE 2018 with its own stand: come and visit us in Bologna from 24th to 28th September 2018 at HALL GALL 15-18 STAND F3.

Experience a new configuration concept

At our stand at Cersaie 2018 you will experience firsthand and discover everything about our photographic configuration and 3D product configuration competences.

You could try how other companies have already enlived their products: with our configuration competences you will really experience and visualize your products as in a real environment.

E.g. Do you want to show your customers a realistic representation of their desired flooring and surfaces? Try D/e.design, our web photographic and interactive configurator: you will give to your customers a new and emotional shopping experience.

Do you need a solution that unifies graphic configuration with sales and production for your bathroom furnishings? With our full web and cross-platform 3D product configurator, you will have a realistic representation of your product, without waiting the long time needed by the classical rendering, and at the same time generate technical documents and data, thus optimizing production and delivery times.

 

Don’t miss DERWID’s configuration experience at CERSAIE 2018: contact us to arrange an appointment at our stand.

DERWID doesn’t go on holiday!

Estate 2018: DERWID non va in vacanza.

DERWID does not close during the summer.

For us it is really important to be always available to answer promptly to all our customers’ requests.

We work closely with all our customers and partners,  to help them revolutionize their processes, to grow, and to become more competitive together.

If you need any kind of information or support, do not hesitate to contact us, even in August!

Variant Configuration in SAP

5 luglio 2018 - Conferenza Configurazione di Varianti con SAP

Last 5th July DERWID attended the 11th Conference about Variant Manufacturing and Variant Management in Sankt Leon – Rot, organized by Sybit together with SAP and msg treorbis.

We explained the highlights of 3D Configuration in SAP Fiori in partnership with msg Treorbis and the unlimited possibilities of Variant Configuration.  As a matter of fact, the production of the future needs to be always faster, more individual, more intuitive to continue to satisfy the wishes of customers.

It is increasingly important to be able to easily configure and order even complex machines, tools, components or devices adapted to specific needs online. Variant configuration thus gains new and important importance – also for management.

Do you want more information about 3D visualization in SAP? Please, contact us.

 

DERWID at Smart Variant CON 2018

Last week, from 24th to 26th June DERWID attended Smart Variant CON in the Maritim Pro Arte Hotel in Berlin. This event is one of the most important conferences on the topic variant configuration and complexity management in the german speaking area.

Within the moderation of two Tech Take Sessions, for the 4th edition, DERWID with the partner MSG.treorbis presented current trends around visualization and graphical configuration of variants. In particular, the graphical visualization integrated in SAP Fiori had a real positive feedback.

The combination of practical lectures and interactive elements characterized the conference and gave an overview on the latest trends and opportunities of variant configuration, such as the integrated 3D visualization technologies of DERWID, to around 200 participants.

We are glad to be part of the growing product configuration community  in Germany and to share our innovations and knowledge in these such stimulating environments.

Do you want more information about our solutions for the visualization and graphical configuration of variants? Contact us.

Team Rotary RAAMs polio winning at Race Across America

Today we tell you an unbelievable story:

4 people from 50 to 59 years old and  from 3 different countries decided to cross the United States by bike, from the West coast to the East one, through 3000 miles, 12 states and 175 feet of difference in high, in only one week!

But… there is more!

This challenge is not only athletic. They try to raise money to fight against polio, a terrible disease that affects million of children worldwide.

Thousands kilometres of training and thousands kilometres to ride before the finish line… day and night, sun and rain… without stops but always together with their amazing staff… and then, after 6 days, 18 hours and 4 minutes… on Saturday 23rd June they won the 1st place!!!

And there is even more: before and during the race, Team Rotary RAAMs polio has raised more than USD 1 million!!!

As you can image, it’s not a fairy tale, everything is true!

Derwid is very proud of these two big results and happy to take part to this project by sponsoring these amazing people!

Congratulations dear friends!

Smart Variant CON 2018

Smart Variant CON 2018
24/26.06.2018
Titanic Chaussee / Berlin

On 24th June 2018 Smart Variant CON 2018 will begin: it is the biggest platform for variant and complexity management in the German speaking area.

During the two-day congress many successful projects about variance management and solutions for an efficient configuration will be presented, while practical methods for the calculation and reduction of complexity will be discussed.

For the forth time, DERWID is partner of Smart Variant CON and during the icebreaker session on 26th June we will speak about the advantages of 3D visualization with our partner msg treorbis GmbH.

More information about Smart Variant CON 2018 and the complete agenda here: http://smart-variant.de/de/.