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Topics: Project management, Invoice, Enterprise resource planning Pages: 51 (15522 words) Published: February 24, 2014
Project towards automatic invoicing
Case: Metso Minerals Inc.

Katja Kuusisto

Bachelor thesis
December 2011
Degree Program of International Business
Green Supply Chain Management
TAMK Tampere University of Applied
sciences

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Bachelor’s thesis

Author: Katja Kuusisto
Degree program of international business
Title of thesis: Project towards automatic invoicing: Case Metso Minerals Inc. Year of completion: 2011
Supervisor: Anasse Bouhal
Number of pages: 52
Commissioner: Metso Minerals Inc., DC Europe

ABSTRACT

This thesis is written to bring up way to improve invoicing efficiency in Metso Minerals Inc and drive the company towards new procedures. The new solutions that are implemented support general fashion moving towards more and more automated invoice issuing. In case of Metso Minerals individual solutions are searched to find best possible way to find common practice to satisfy the needs of the customer as well as Metso. The solutions utilize SAP as ERP system as well as an invoicing tool and einvoicing with Basware.

For Metso Minerals DC Europe, the commissioner of this thesis, the outcome of this thesis serves as an information base following which the long way towards automated invoicing can be continued. The project is carried out with the invaluable knowledge and help of SAP specialists and the manager at the DC office. The results are gathered from combining theory with measuring procedures at the DC Europe office. The results introduce strengths and places for improvement for the future implementations towards more automated invoicing and well tested working methods to be shared to other Metso units.

Key words: Operations management, invoice, e-invoice, ERP, SAP, automation, effectiveness

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Table of contents
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Introduction .................................................................................................................. 4 1.2. Need for the project ........................................................................................................... 4 1.3. Objective ............................................................................................................................... 5 1.4. Research method ................................................................................................................ 6

2. Theory: Managing effectiveness ................................................................................... 7

2.1. Operations management .................................................................................................. 7 2.2. Focus on process design ................................................................................................... 8 2.3. Enterprise resource planning ...................................................................................... 10 2.3.1 SAP .............................................................................................................................................................. 11 2.2.1.2. Operating with SAP ......................................................................................................................... 11 2.4. Human Resources Strategy ........................................................................................... 12 2.5. E-invoicing ......................................................................................................................... 14 2.2.2. EDI-invoicing versus e-billing ........................................ Error! Bookmark not defined. 2.2.3. Advantages and disadvantages of e-invoicing .......................................................................... 16 2.6. Key to successful project plan ...................................................................................... 19 2.5. Role of an invoice............................................................................................................. 17

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