If you are like me, being a proud business owner, everything that leads to more productive work and cost savings is always worth looking into. Two months ago my friend Garry told me about electronic invoicing. I have to admit that I was dumbfounded. I always considered myself a modern businessman up-to-date with everything, but I didn’t know about electronic invoicing at all.
Garry told me that he is using electronic invoicing for his own business for several months already, with very good, if not outright excellent results. Obviously, when I went home I immediately started some research about electronic invoicing. It didn’t take days that I already knew that this is what I needed from a business. And let me assure you, this was probably one of the best decisions I made in the recent months.
So, what exactly is electronic invoicing?
Well, there most simple way to describe it would be that electronic invoicing makes it possible for you to send and receive your invoices over the Internet. What I like about it is not only the speed, the fact that I can send and receive invoices instantly, but even more so that I can use it with my normal invoices without having to any changes. The only difference is that I don’t print them out but rather email them to the provider. This provider then converts the invoice into digital format and sends it to the recipient on my behalf. The same is of course true the other way around.
Now, rather than having to dig through a pile of paper work like had to do before, now all my invoicing is done electronically. I don’t need to send invoices separately per mail which can amount to some savings, along with the fact that a save a lot of time.
With the electronic invoices now done electronically on the Internet, I can use an app on my phone to do invoicing, that is creating them or sending them right from my phone. In other words, I don’t even need to be in the office to do this. Sometimes I do the invoices on the way to a client. This can be done in two minutes in the parking lot.
No matter how I look at it, electronic invoicing save me a lot of time and money and I can highly recommend it to you if you are also a business owner!