Unlocking Efficiency: The New E-Invoicing Feature Available On Xero

Following on from At Xerocon 2024, one of the most anticipated announcements was the introduction of Xero's new e-invoicing feature, powered by PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line). This development is set to revolutionise how businesses handle invoicing, providing numerous benefits in terms of speed, accuracy, and efficiency. Here's an in-depth look at what this new feature entails and how it can benefit your business.

What is E-Invoicing?

E-invoicing refers to the electronic exchange of invoice information between suppliers and buyers. Unlike traditional invoicing methods, e-invoicing with PEPPOL standardises the process, ensuring that invoices are exchanged in a consistent format that is recognized and accepted across different systems and countries.

PEPPOL is an international standard that facilitates this process, making cross-border transactions simpler and more efficient. By integrating PEPPOL into its platform, Xero enables businesses to send and receive invoices seamlessly, regardless of their location or accounting system.


Key Benefits of Xero's E-Invoicing Feature

1. Speed and Efficiency:

E-invoicing significantly reduces the time it takes for invoices to be delivered, processed, and paid. With Xero's new feature, invoices are sent and received instantly, eliminating postal delays and ensuring quicker payment cycles. This improvement in speed enhances cash flow management and reduces the waiting period for receivables.

2. Accuracy and Reduction of Errors:

Manual data entry is prone to errors, which can lead to discrepancies and disputes. E-invoicing automates the exchange of invoice data, minimising the risk of mistakes and ensuring that all information is accurate and consistent. This accuracy helps maintain good relationships with clients and suppliers by reducing the chances of invoice-related disputes.

 3. Cost Savings:

Traditional invoicing methods involve costs related to paper, printing, postage, and manual processing. E-invoicing eliminates these expenses, providing a cost-effective alternative that also supports environmental sustainability by reducing paper usage.

4. Compliance and Standardization:

Using e-invoicing ensures that invoices comply with international standards and regulations. This standardisation simplifies cross-border transactions and helps businesses adhere to legal requirements, reducing the risk of non-compliance penalties.

5. Enhanced Security:

E-invoicing offers enhanced security features, protecting sensitive financial information from fraud and unauthorised access. This secure exchange of data gives businesses peace of mind, knowing that their financial transactions are protected.

6. Time Savings:

E-invoicing streamlines the payment process, saving clients valuable time by eliminating the need for manual handling of invoices. As the invoices are sent directly to the client’s accounting system, this means bookkeepers no longer need to spend time chasing clients for paperwork, and clients don't have to waste time searching for misplaced or overlooked paperwork. The automated system ensures that all invoices are easily accessible and organised, leading to faster payments and smoother financial operations. By reducing these administrative tasks, e-invoicing allows both bookkeepers and clients to focus on more strategic aspects of their business.


Xero's new e-invoicing feature, powered by PEPPOL, marks a significant advancement in the world of accounting and bookkeeping. By adopting this innovative solution, businesses can streamline their invoicing processes, improve cash flow management, and enhance overall efficiency. As we embrace this new technology, we look forward to helping our clients achieve greater success through improved financial practices.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights from Xerocon 2024 as we continue to explore the future of bookkeeping and accounting.


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