Shaw Industries is commencing electronic invoicing with Tungsten Network
As part of Shaw's on-going efforts to enhance the way we do business with our suppliers, Shaw Industries is actively urging you to switch to electronic invoicing with Tungsten Network.
Frequently asked questions
There will be no changes to your agreed payment terms as part of this initiative. Whatever has been agreed previously remains in place.
Yes. The Shaw customer number is AAA241582642
Shaw Industries is moving to global paperless invoicing program. Moving to Tungsten Network will lead to accelerated invoice receipt, elimination of lost invoices and increased visibility of the invoice status.
Yes. This is an important initiative for Shaw Industries and we are expecting all of our valued suppliers to support us. We hope that you will work with us in this initiative, and strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to introduce an improved invoice processing system. The new process has full management support within Shaw Industries. Suppliers not transitioning by the target date will be contacted directly to reiterate the importance of the request.
Secure and guaranteed invoice delivery, no more invoices getting lost in the post
It will take us less time to process your invoices and therefore we will be able to pay you on time
No more delays due to missing information, landing on the wrong desk or manual intervention
Any-to-any data formatting technology – there is no need for additional software or hardware
Higher processing transparency and better Cash Flow Management due to 24/7 access and reporting
VAT compliance, regardless of where invoices are sent from or received
Easy and cost efficient to send invoices – at any time
Yes. Electronic invoicing via Tungsten Network will be included in the evaluation process for new suppliers and tenders. For new contracts, Shaw Industries will include terms and conditions in contracts for future business which will require suppliers to use Tungsten Network.
Yes, your use of Tungsten Network service will ensure we continue to pay you on time.
While you are working with Tungsten Network to complete your registration, Shaw Industries will be prepared to continue to receive your paper invoices. We have set a deadline of August 14th, 2015 for suppliers ofShaw Industries to transition to the network. Once you are sending invoices via Tungsten Network, please ensure you cease sending paper copies.
You can submit up to 52 free invoices annually using the Web Form solution. If you choose the Integrated Solution there is an annual membership fee plus a transaction fee. Please see the enclosed Costs and Options for current pricing.
The membership fee covers the cost to Tungsten Network of setting you up on their network and the general costs of maintaining the account. This is a once-a-year cost irrespective of the number of customers that you service via the network.
To use the full features of the Tungsten Network service, both you and Shaw Industries pay a fee as we will both benefit from the enhanced service. At present, Shaw Industries does not cover supplier’s costs to produce your paper invoices. Please consider that you will save the costs for paper, printing and posting when moving to e-Invoicing.
Tungsten Network is not a payment platform. Shaw Industries will continue to use the current payment method.
Yes, regardless of the solution you choose, you will be required to accept Tungsten Network’s terms and conditions.
No. There is no software required. Tungsten Network provides an easy-to-use solution. Instead of mandating data standards, Tungsten Network’s any-to-any data formatting capability accepts invoices in any format and any file structure.
EDI and XML are just data formats for Tungsten Network. Therefore, you can use this preferred format to deliver the data to Tungsten Network if you choose to use the Integrated Solution. Shaw Industries will not take any electronic data directly from suppliers as we take a single consolidated invoice file from Tungsten Network which will contain invoices from all of our suppliers.
No, Tungsten Network ensures that Shaw Industries receives the data you send in a format that will upload to our accounting software and, where applicable, match to a goods receipt record. Offering Shaw Industries an image of the invoice or an option to download the data in a fixed format does not satisfy Shaw’s business processes.
You can access the Tungsten Network secure portal and create invoices online using the Web Form. No software installation is required. All you need is an Internet connection and a standard bser.
Yes. Once you are subscribed to Tungsten Network, you will be able to send electronic invoices to any other customers that are members of the network.
Our stated aim is to have all suppliers registered and sending invoices as soon possible. Tungsten Network accepts any incoming data formats so you can join the network and send invoices. When you are ready to use your new software, simply advise Tungsten Network of the data output changes and they will make the necessary alterations to ensure a smooth transition and uninterrupted invoice delivery.
Yes. Tungsten Network provides Sales, Implementation and Support services in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Portuguese.
Tungsten Network also has local client services numbers for the following countries:
Australia +61 1800035399 Austria +43 19280722 Belgium +32 24031012 Brazil +55 1149508725 Canada +1 866 310 4502 Denmark +45 80885818 Finland +358 800118871 France +33 170708109 Germany +49 69222220293 Ireland +353 12477710 Italy +39 0236006341 Malaysia +60 1800813158 Mexico +52 5547411483 Netherlands +31 207121386 North America +1 877 752 0900 New Zealand +64 800448121 Norway +47 21611557 Poland +48 223971851 Portugal +35 1800814549 Singapore +65 8001204757 South Africa +27 105008826 Spain +34 914141473 Sweden +46 850578454 Switzerland +41 445801466 UK +44 870 165 7430 Other Asia Pacific Countries +60 3 920 77877
Buyer Support numbers EU +44 20 7406 5568 US +1 770 698 2961