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Don’t Forget the Largest Cost – Mexico CFDI PAC Strategies (Part 5 of 5)

In the 5thpart of our series on the dangers of working only with a PAC in Mexico, I wanted to cover support and change management. These are the real cost drivers over the long term but are often not reviewed in the decision process. Why does this get overlooked? Two reasons:

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Where is my Money? DSO Alert – Mexico CFDI PAC Strategies (Part 4 of 5)

It should not be forgotten in this discussion around government XML standards and compliance mandates that the purpose of an invoice (electronic or paper) is to get PAID.

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Printers, what do you mean I have to manage Printers? – Mexico CFDI PAC Strategies (Part 3 of 5)

Printers!

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Brazil Alert – Nota Fiscal Version 3.1 Announced

The Brazilian SEFAZ, tax authority, in combination with the ENCAT, the technical arm of the SEFAZ, has just published the latest version of Nota Fiscal as of July. In future blogs, we will be discussing the impact to the current processes; however, these are the key items your teams should be aware of concerning the […]

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Don’t Forget the SAP Configuration – Mexico CFDI PAC Strategies (Part 2 of 5)

In my previous article concerning Mexico CFDI electronic invoicing, we focused on the logistics and shipping aspects of the CFDI legislation. The lesson learned from that article was: the new laws affect your ability to ship, so make sure you don’t just contract with a single point of failure. Instead, ensure you have built-in contingency […]

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Did you just implement a Single Point of Failure – Mexico CFDI PAC Strategies (Part 1 of 5)

In my previous article, we discussed the common issues that are starting to make their way to the operational and finance teams. Many companies are setting themselves up for customer service issues, delayed payments, and most importantly delayed or lost revenue recognition as they implement their Mexico CFDI electronic invoicing strategy. In this document, we […]

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Mexico e-invoicing: 5 Questions to Ask a PAC

There is a lot of confusion in the marketplace for solutions for Mexico CFDI. To make matters worse, the timeline for implementing CFDI is looming just around the corner on December 31, 2013. In conversations with many companies, we are seeing a wide variety of solutions. Here are the five mission critical questions you need […]

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Brazil Nota Fiscal – Key Support Costs that Go Undetected

The biggest challenge with Nota Fiscal in Brazil is not the selection of a solution for compliance, it is the ongoing support costs.

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Brazil Nota Fiscal – The Cost of Change Management when Running SAP GRC or External 3rd Party Solutions

I have written a lot on the cost of implementing Brazil Nota Fiscal, especially the hidden costs. However, in this blog, I wanted to discuss the often overlooked cost of change management. Remember that the Brazil Nota Fiscal legislation is a living and constantly evolving mandate. This means that someone has to

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The Real Cost of e-invoicing in Latin America

There is a distinct change in the mindset of multinationals happening. The trend is becoming a reality now, and management – specifically the SAP teams – are realizing the true cost of operating electronic invoicing in Latin America. It’s not a selection of a better local tool. In fact, local solutions in each country are […]

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Latin America Shared Services – Top 5 Issues when evaluating AP einvoicing

To successfully implement Account Payable E-invoicing or Shared Services in Latin America, you will need a regional solution approach that is addressing the issues, culture and technical requirements. There are a lot of companies that will claim electronic invoicing compliance through some signing partners, but it is important to understand the real issues to successfully […]

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Mexico CFDI eInvoicing – Red Flags to Avoid

So. . . you have received the news by now. And, most likely the Mexico change is starting to make waves through the organization. Well, hopefully it is making waves because if it’s not, cancel your plans for New Years. We estimate that over 20% of multinationals will struggle to meet the deadline because they […]

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Mexico eInvoicing – NO CFD Grandfather clause, You Must Move to CFDI by December 31, 2013 – Link to Mexican SAT Tax Authority

With the announcement on May 31, 2013 of the updates to einvoicing in Mexico, there is a huge amount of interest – yet one potential misunderstanding of many companies. There are no old CFD paper “grandfather” clauses in the updates. Many organizations have been lulled into a peaceful sleep with the older knowledge that the […]

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The Changes in Mexico are OFFICIAL – Deadline set for December 2013

On May 31, 2013, the Mexico SAT, their governmental tax agency, announced the mandatory transition of all invoices, for companies generating more than 250,000 pesos in revenue annually, to an electronic process known as CFDI. With nearly 500,000 organizations potentially having to switch by the end of 2013, there will be a mad rush to […]

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eInvoicing – Mexico CFDI Transition – make sure your organization is ready

The chatter is increasing in Mexico around the upcoming changes to CFDI. With more than 500,000 companies potentially affected, there is a lot of posturing by solutions in the market place. But what is important and can derail your transition is not the obvious, but what is in the details. If you overlook these following […]

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The Basics in Chile for DTE eInvoicing

Latin America continues to show why they lead the world in electronic invoicing. Below I cover the basics of the Chile eInvoice process. Chile was one of the first movers in electronic invoicing and they have one of the more complex environments. The model isuniquebut does take into account some similar processes from other Latin […]

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Seeing Continued Expansion of Brazil Nota Fiscal Accounts Payable (inbound) Projects – know what to consider

There have been a number of requests coming in to cover the basics for Brazil Nota Fiscal Inbound. Remember, that the validation of all inbound supplier Nota Fiscals is mandatory. Many companies are still accomplishing this manually. One company had over 15 individuals manually entering supplier invoices into the government portal. Another company had over […]

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Challenges of Running an On-Premise Compliance Solution in Brazil

There is a definite trend for companies using SAP to move away from in-house software solutions because of the maintenance difficulties imposed by the changing legislation in Brazil.

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