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The market for dematerialization of invoices - France

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1.1 Definition and scope of the study

The dematerialization of a document consists in transferring it from a physical medium (most often paper) to a digital medium. Invoice dematerialization solutions offer either to convert paper invoices to digital format, or to edit and manage all the invoices of an individual or an organization directly on some kind of software. Such solutions allow invoice management through the entirety of its life cycle, from its issue to its archiving, with the possibility of sending it to the customer.

These solutions have become popular with businesses, local authorities, the State and private individuals because of their efficiency, paper savings and document traceability.


1.2 The dematerialization of invoices is progressing rapidly around the world

According to a study by Zion Market Research, the global e-invoicing market was worth $*.** billion in ****. This report expects a sharp increase in revenue generated by e-invoicing solutions, with an expected CAGR of **.*% per year between **** and ****, reaching approximately $**.** billion by ****.

E-Invoicing Market Size Global, ****-****, Billion $ Source: ****

This very strong ...

1.3 The dematerialization market in France is growing

Estimated turnover of the French market

In ****, ** million electronic invoices were exchanged in France, representing *.*% of the invoices exchanged that year. The adoption rate of e-invoice solutions (***), reveals that the exchange of e-invoices is however not systematic. [***]

The number of electronic invoices sent to local authorities and the State, now centralized ...


2.1 Bills and individuals

According to an Opinion Way survey, "The French and bills" of late ****, between **% and **% of French people personally pay their bills for "current expenses" (***), without going through an intermediary.

Personal payment of current housing expenses France, ****, % Source: ****

The French generally pay their bills via an automated direct debit each month. Internet ...

2.2 Invoices and companies

The majority of companies in France have already implemented dematerialization solutions for invoices (***). However, most of these companies only have one solution. This implementation is generally old since it is more than * years old in **% of the companies concerned.

Use of dematerialization solutions for invoices in companies France, ****, % Source: ****

This equipment ...

2.3 Bills and local authorities

According to the dematerialization barometer conducted by the JVS group, the employees of town halls in French municipalities of less than **,*** inhabitants see the rise of dematerialization as an opportunity. The three main benefits they perceive are time savings (***).[***]

Perception of dematerialization in French municipalities with fewer than **,*** inhabitants France, ****, % Source: ...

2.4 Towards dematerialization beyond invoices

Bruno Koch, analyst at Billentis, explains that dematerialization should become widespread in the years to come. [***] On the one hand, this process could be encouraged by the authorities, via restrictive legislation, or by a will of the companies to simplify their internal management. He expects in particular the dematerialization of :

Purchase ...


3.1 Who are the players in the dematerialization of invoices market in France?

According to data from SerdaLab, covering the year ****, there are * main players in the market :

Bill management and intermediation service providers between the payer and the receiver, ISPs and integrators, Electronic invoice management software publishers (***).

The other, less important players are cloud-based dematerialization platforms, consulting companies, trusted third parties and software ...

3.2 Activities related to electronic invoicing

Invoice dematerialization software developed by software distribution companies is usually accompanied by several ancillary services that enable the publisher to secure future revenues. The revenues of Generix Group, one of the largest publishers of invoice dematerialization software, gives an insight into the distribution of revenues of an invoice dematerialization company.

Generix ...


4.1 The dematerialization of invoices takes several forms

According to CCM there are two types of electronic invoices.

The "structured" invoices which are issued according to the standards of electronic data interchange recognized by the State. They have several formats and correspond to the EDI standard (***), XML and other formats such as the IDoc of SAP. Unstructured" invoices sent ...

4.2 The advantages of dematerializing invoices

According to CCM the dematerialization of invoices has many advantages:

The dematerialization of invoices generates financial gains for the company with a reduction in paper costs and processing of shipments: while a paper invoice costs an average of €**, a dematerialized invoice costs about €*. This represents a financial gain of nearly **€ per ...


5.1 An important current regulation

Software publishers and economic actors using electronic invoices must respect a certain number of standards set by law. The legislation has indeed greatly evolved over the last few years, for all companies, whatever their size. They are no longer able to refuse electronic invoices since ****, for example. [***]

E-invoices must comply with ...

5.2 Electronic invoicing for public contracts and between companies

The Le Coin des Entrepreneurs website has drawn up a typology of present and future obligations for companies and local authorities regarding electronic invoicing.

Public contracts

The order of June **, **** gives a set of rules for electronic invoices sent in the context of a public contract. Electronic invoicing is already mandatory ...

5.3 Electronic invoices can replace paper invoices

Signexpert details the new rules that recently apply to electronic invoices. With the new article **** of the Code Civil, reliable copies of invoices have the same evidentiary value as the original invoices. Several conditions must be respected in order to ensure this reliability:

The transfer between paper and electronic media must ...


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