Electronic Data Interchange – EDI

NEP NHS Consortium Mandates The Electronic Exchange Of Purchase Orders And Invoices

NHS e-Procurement Strategy: NEP NHS Consortium

The NHS e-Procurement Strategy requires PEPPOL and GDSN compliance in order to ensure interoperability between hospitals and NHS suppliers by exchanging invoices, credit notes purchase orders and order responses  electronically. The aim of this initiative is to speed up and streamline the procurement process for goods and services, making it more efficient.

Now, the NEP Consortium, consisting of more than 58 NHS organisations, has mandated the use of electronic invoicing and purchase orders via PEPPOL as of 1st of June 2022. This means that any trading partner working with the NEP Consortium will need to contract a PEPPOL Access Point to ensure connectivity and automate these transactions. 

As a major global EDI service provider, EDICOM offers NHS trusts and suppliers 100% EDI-compliant solutions, ready to connect by using our GDSN Data Pool and PEPPOL messaging standards.

  1. The EDICOMData electronic catalogue authorized by GS1 as a Datapool operating in the GDSN network. In addition, it is certified as a Data Aggregator and can operate in the TSD, the world’s first B2C network. This makes it the most complete solution on the market.
  2. EDICOM is accredited as an Access Point to connect with the PEPPOL e-procurement platform. One indispensable requirement is that all those affected by the new NHS e-procurement strategy should engage the services of an Access Point, as this is the only way to ensure connectivity, interoperability and security of communications.

One of the main challenges faced by large-scale sector suppliers concerns integrating their ERPs with the NHS. To this end, EDICOM has developed an international module which guarantees connectivity with the public sector in any country. Moreover, it is able to extract the information transparently, without making internal changes to regular working procedures, and forward it in the format and conditions required by the NHS.

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Immediacy and information security are two key factors for efficient and optimal healthcare supply chain management. With EDICOM's electronic solutions, it is possible to meet these major challenges: more security, more speed and ease of communication between partners.

EDICOM has an integrated, automatic solution with a strong presence in the healthcare industry. Our extensive experience in data processing in the healthcare industry means that we can adapt to any project, public or private, complying with the requirements and legislation of more than 70 countries around the world.

Business Case: General Electric Healthcare

The exchange of business information in electronic format has seen significant progress in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in recent years, becoming a reality between the industry's leading suppliers to some of their clients in both the private and public sectors.

GE Healthcare's project has several types of business partners with different needs in both the private and the public sectors. This requires a customized EDI platform.

EDICOM has collaborated with GE to develop a 360º platform that includes the full management of all EDI needs and is integrated into its internal SAP management system.   

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