Advice for 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.
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
Small and medium businesses
Use this flowchart to work out the best option for you to get started sending eInvoices.
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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:
If you don’t use finance or accounting systems, or issue many invoices, there are free eInvoicing online portals with basic eInvoicing capabilities available.
Get your eInvoicing enabled software provider to activate the eInvoicing feature on your existing system.
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.
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.
List of NZ businesses registered to receive eInvoices [XLSX, 16 MB] (with matching instructions; updated monthly)