Electronic document and data exchange with customers
VIPER 2 VIPER (e-Doc & Data)
Companies may have customers that want to reduce processing costs by switching from paper to electronic documents. They discover that an electronic image (PDF) alone is not adequate. Such customers need to receive specific data sets before they can properly process order confirmations, despatch advices, invoices, and credit notes automatically in the EDP systems being used. There is a parallel requirement to provide a visual presentation so the operators can clarify discrepancies, perform acceptance processes, or complete other downstream processing steps. In the case of electronic invoices and credits, both the sender and the receiver have additional responsibilities to comply with statutory requirements. All of these considerations are addressed in our b4 VIPER™ solution - the perfect platform for the pure electronic exchange of documents and data.
- VIPER™ is extremely cost efficient, fast, reliable, and flexible – perfect for companies of all sizes in any sector. It takes only a few minutes to become operational and no upfront investment is necessary.
- VIPER™ performs the electronic exchange between companies within the b4 platform and the platforms of our network multipliers as well as with third party platforms.
- VIPER™ combines image formats for display to humans with the processing and control information stored in data sets for EDP systems along with verification protocols and signatures.
VIPER™ permits companies to send just what the customers want for their processing and cost optimization needs: individual data sets per document and document type as well as a visual format like PDF or TIFF. The documents with the associated signature and index file can be downloaded by the sender, supporting either manual or fully automated archival, via the VIPER Connector. The archival itself is incumbent upon the companies using b4 to send and receive. If requested, b4 also offers an optional service module for long term archiving. Take advantage of our complimentary b4 invitation process to quickly and easily convince your business partners to consent to electronic receiving - paperless - a great way for both parties to save costs.