Hubspan Unveils Cloud-Based Invoicing
September 27, 2011 Alex Woodie
Hubspan is augmenting its cloud-based B2B data exchange platform with an invoicing solution called SnapShot for Invoice. The solution, which is sold as an add-on to its core trading system, automatically renders PDF images of electronic invoices during the B2B integration process.
Hubspan’s flagship trading platform, called the WebSpan SaaS Integration Platform, is a next-generation hosted EDI solution that helps simplify the tedious task of connecting buyers, sellers, and other participants in various industrial and commercial supply chains. The service automates various EDI-type tasks, including message translation, data validation, choreography, activity monitoring, and multi-party routing. It supports all types of B2B connections, including popular protocols like X12 and AS2; trading communities like RosettaNet; product data synchronization services; and SOAP- or REST-based Web services. Its 20,000-plus users include Infor, Oracle, JD Edwards, and SAP customers, as well as stand-alone procurement and e-commerce solutions.
With SnapShot for Invoice, a Hubspan user won’t have to worry about getting his hands on an invoice document that he can print, email, and archive for compliance purposes. The solution automatically presents to the user a PDF copy of an invoice that lives in the Hubspan cloud.
The new offering enables customers to simultaneously send standard electronic invoices via the Hubspan B2B cloud while automatically generating the PDF image, with both the electronic message and PDF delivered to the intended recipient, Hubspan says. Hubspan provides a library of invoice templates they can use, or they can implement a custom PDF invoice using Hubspan’s managed services.
Hubspan says SnapShot for Invoice answers a growing need by companies of all sizes to create invoice images or attachments in order to comply with key business process workflows, compliance mandates, or security policies. “Snapshot for Invoice makes image rendering a seamless part of a multi-enterprise integration transaction,” Trisha Gross, Hubspan president and chief executive officer says in a press release.