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Open Source Replacements For Small Business Software

Small business software can often cost a lot of money. But there is no reason to spend a fortune since you can replace almost any of today’s commercial software with free, open source alternatives.

Here at http://www.datamation.com/osrc/article.php/3931181/70-Open-Source-Replacements-for-Small-Business-Software.htm is a huge list of seventy free open source alternatives you can use on your PC for your small business.

It’s a great article that lists basically all available alternatives on software that is out there today.

The list does not only contain business software such as replacements for Quickbooks or Sharepoint, it also lists commonly used utilities that are available for free, such as web browsers and other tools.

Start saving money with those great Open Source software packages!

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What Is E-Invoicing?

For almost any business owner, and here it doesn’t matter what size a business may be, cost savings and  operating at peak efficiency are always top priority. One area where the business owner can see dramatic cost savings is by replacing their traditional invoicing process with e-invoicing.

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What is E-invoicing?

With E-invoicing, most of the steps involved with traditional invoicing such as mailroom, post, printing, sorting and registration become unnecessary and obsolete.  The supplier can send electronic invoices right to the customer without all those steps necessary. In some cases, suppliers can save up to 70% on costs just from switching to electronic invoicing.

What makes e-invoicing in particular appealing is the fact that it is compatible with most existing forms of conventional invoicing. What this means is that a supplier does not need to acquire new technology to switch to electronic invoicing nor will there be any large financial investment required.

Modern e-invoicing systems take advantage of the fact that almost 90% of invoices today are created as electronic PDF files. Those documents can be read and then digitally processed. What this means is that the supplier simply emails a PDF invoice and  the customer will receive the electronic e-invoice data within minutes.

Any supplier can be an e-invoice supplier. With modern cloud-based e-invoice systems there is no reason to  worry since those systems can use  existing tools and processes seamlessly.  The significant cost savings and  faster and more effective operations make e-invoicing the recommended invoicing alternative for many types of businesses today.

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