Documentation automation firm Bottomline Technologies has been approved by Swift to send and receive electronic invoices as a service provider over the messaging network.

The move pushes Bottomline further towards providing a fully automated service to customers.

Bottomline can now offer a service to banks to send and receive e-invoices on behalf of non-Swift members.

“We are extremely pleased that our Swift connectivity solutions have achieved this recognition,” says Eric Campbell, chief technology officer at Bottomline.

André Casterman, head of trade and supply chain at Swift, adds: “We are delighted to see Bottomline, a valued Swift partner, demonstrate its commitment to playing a key role in Swift’s e-invoicing initiative.”

Swift expects this collaboration to help drive market adoption of this international project to standardise messaging systems.