Small and medium businesses

eInvoicing brings financial, operational and strategic benefits to businesses of all sizes, by simplifying and automating the exchange and processing of invoices.

Benefits of eInvoicing

By adopting eInvoicing, your business has the opportunity to share in the following benefits:

  • Faster payment and improved cash flow
  • Reduced admin
  • Reduced processing costs
  • Direct and secure information
  • Universal connection
  • Improved financial visibility
  • Available to any business
  • Improving our economy

Read more about how your business can benefit


Getting started

Step 1

Check if your finance or accounting system is eInvoicing enabled. See the eInvoicing enabled software providers list. If they’re not enabled now, check if they’re planning to be.

Find an eInvoicing enabled provider today:

Software providers

If you don’t use finance or accounting systems, or issue many invoices, there are FREE options with basic eInvoicing capabilities available.

Check this list of free eInvoicing solutions

Step 2

Get your eInvoicing enabled software provider to activate the eInvoicing feature on your existing system.

Step 3

You're ready to eInvoice. Start to send and/or receive invoices directly through your finance or accounting system.

Your access point provider and suppliers will want to record your NZ Business Number (NZBN). This number is the unique global identifier that ensures your suppliers’ eInvoices reach you. If you don’t have one already, it’s easy and free to get one.

You’ll also want your buyers’ NZBNs for the same reason.

Find or register for an NZBN(external link)


Cost to implement eInvoicing

Most small business accounting and finance software provide free eInvoicing capability. Ongoing costs are generally based on the number of eInvoices you receive, with little or no cost to send.


Resources

Free einvoicing options

eInvoicing enabled software providers

Check out all the other resources we have to help you with your eInvoicing journey

Last updated: 19 November 2021