MessageXchange accepted as a supplier on the government’s Peppol E-invoicing Panel

MessageXchange, a leader in business-to-business cloud integration solutions such as electronic data interchange (EDI) and e-invoicing, has been accepted as a supplier on the federal government’s Peppol E-invoicing Panel. The panel is made up of pre-selected e-invoicing-related service providers for government agencies. 

John Delaney, managing director, MessageXchange, said, “Acceptance to this panel cements MessageXchange’s place as a leading service provider to governmentMessageXchange is a local company with more than 20 years’ experience in digital messaging that has demonstrated its depth and breadth of expertise and capability in delivering Peppol projects to agencies such as the NSW Department of Customer Service. 

In late 2019, MessageXchange was certified as the first Peppol Access Point service provider for e-invoicing in Australia and New Zealand by the Australian and New Zealand Peppol authorities, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) respectively. 

MessageXchange’s access point (AP) and service metadata publisher (SMP), including any government e-invoicing gateways, use the MessageXchange cloud on the Microsoft Azure Central region, which is Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP)assessed for government applications. 

John Delaney said, “MessageXchange owns 100 per cent of the intellectual property of its industry-leading cloud solution, which allows efficient mapping between file types, comprehensive process management and customisable reporting for rich insights. Coupled with its proven supplier onboarding methods, government agencies can be assured that they will continue to benefit from new features and capability when they invest in MessageXchange. 

The federal government is looking to mandate e-invoicing for all Commonwealth agencies by 2022, which means agencies need to start looking at what’s next for them when it comes to e-invoicing. 

John Delaney said, “To ensure rapid uptake over the next two years, it’s important that government agencies make the process as easy as possible for their suppliers, providing them with a roadmap to achieve digital capabilities for e-invoicing. To accomplish this, it will be essential to choose the right partner that can take them on that journey and grow with them to provide additional value along the way.” 

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About MessageXchange   

MessageXchange is an innovative Australian-based cloud B2B integration service provider. Our solution can streamline business operations and provide visibility and business insights.   

Founded in 1996, MessageXchange today processes more than 300 million messages each year for customers such as Target, Harvey Norman, Costco Australia, The Good Guys and Telstra.   

MessageXchange is the first Peppol Access Point service provider to be certified by the Australian and New Zealand Peppol authorities, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) respectively, for e-invoicing.   

For more information, visit messagexchange.com.    

NSW Department of Customer Service appoints MessageXchange to provide e-invoicing for streamlined procure-to-pay services

MessageXchange, a leader in business-to-business integration solutions such as electronic data interchange (EDI) and e-invoicing, has been appointed by the New South Wales Department of Customer Service (NSW DCS) to implement a sustainable e-invoicing solution that streamlines the payment experience for suppliers. E-invoicing provides faster payments and automates the procure-to-pay process, which delivers significant benefits for both DCS and suppliers.

NSW DCS comprises more than 30 different agencies, entities and business units that assist the people and businesses of NSW. Excellent customer service is a key goal across the organisation. DCS provides digital leadership and innovation in government services that align with the NSW Digital Government Strategy.

MessageXchange implemented e-invoicing through its Peppol-certified Access Point for NSW DCS, which involved creating a dedicated gateway on the MessageXchange cloud service that connects to the SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system at NSW DCS. In this gateway, the workflows and business rules have been applied specifically to NSW DCS’s needs, ensuring that invoice data is received correctly the first time. If there are errors, MessageXchange software flags them with both NSW DCS staff and its suppliers immediately.

MessageXchange also established connections to accounting software commonly used in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) so suppliers can send e-invoices.

A part of the NSW Digital Government Strategy is to offer digital services that will benefit customers and suppliers. E-invoicing is a streamlined system that enables DCS pay suppliers within the government-stipulated five-day turnaround period.

E-invoicing is also more affordable for both DCS and suppliers; processing an e-invoice costs less than $10 versus $30 to process a paper-based invoice manually.[1]

MessageXchange was chosen after it met robust assessment criteria based on functionality and price. MessageXchange offered phenomenal support and expertise and was able to meet DCS strategic expectations to provide end-to-end automation to the procure-to-pay (P2P) cycle, with the intention of scaling up throughout all areas of government.

John Delaney, managing director, MessageXchange, said, “With an e-invoicing solution from MessageXchange, DCS can pay invoices faster and help its suppliers maintain cashflow. The MessageXchange Access Point processes these e-invoices securely and accurately, reassuring DCS that its data and supplier information is secure.

“E-invoicing makes processing and sending invoices faster, more accurate and less expensive for organisations of all sizes, including government departments and private businesses.”

The initial pilot was carried out in October 2019 and phase one of the project started in January 2020 and went live in March, with stage two currently underway.

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About NSW Department of Customer Service  

DCS was established July 1, 2019, with more than 30 agencies, entities and business units working across projects that affect millions of people, including: leading the bushfire relief efforts; work health and safety initiatives; consumer and business law reforms; and rebates that ease the cost of living.

DCS provides leadership in digital and innovation initiatives in government services, while delivering excellence in customer service and safe, secure markets.

About MessageXchange 

MessageXchange is an innovative Australian-based cloud B2B integration service provider. Our solution can streamline business operations and provide visibility and business insights.

Founded in 1996, MessageXchange today processes more than 300 million messages each year for customers such as Target, Harvey Norman, Costco Australia, The Good Guys and Telstra.

MessageXchange is the first Peppol Access Point service provider to be certified by the Australian and New Zealand Peppol authorities, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) respectively, for e-invoicing.

For more information, visit messagexchange.com.

[1] https://www.ato.gov.au/business/e-invoicing/benefits-of-e-invoicing/