EDICOM PEPPOL Access Point

The PEPPOL network allows you to connect with organizations and administrations at the international level. EDICOM is PEPPOL Access Point certified to operate within the PEPPOL network.

Consolidation of cross-border electronic procurement with the PEPPOL network

Public sector procurement in the European Union accounts for approximately 2 billion Euros each year. It is estimated that of the over 250,000 agencies that make up the EU spend around 14% of GDP on the procurement of services and supplies. To manage this complex procurement system transparently and efficiently, the European Union developed Directive 2014/55/EU on e-procurement. This requires all public agencies in different countries to be ready to use a common electronic standard for receiving e-Invoices.

PEPPOL was born and developed within Europe in this context. It is one of the standards for the exchange of electronic documents. This promotes interoperability between partners—namely public administrations, their suppliers, and technological providers of data communication services.

EDICOM accredited as PEPPOL Access Point

In 2015, the OpenPEPPOL association certified EDICOM as a PEPPOL Access Point. In addition, EDICOM received the SMP certification for the implementation of its metadata publishing service.

EDICOM PEPPOL Access Point allows European administrations and public authorities to interact with their trading partners and providers through integrated solutions that automate the exchange of all types of electronic documents under the PEPPOL-XML standard.

EDICOM PEPPOL Access Point

Why EDICOM PEPPOL Access Point?

EDICOM's Access Point simplifies connectivity with the PEPPOL network. This allows for transparent, direct access to the other access points in the network. EDICOM offers an access point to public procurement (POPPOL) infrastructure based on:

PEPPOL infrastructure

Our own infrastructure

We develop our solutions entirely on our own technological infrastructure, guaranteeing immediate response times and adaptation to any change.

PEPPOL security

Security

EDICOM manages information security in line with strict quality requirements such as the ISO27001. EDICOM has other accreditations, such as the ISAE3402, and is an eIDAS trust services provider

 

PEPPOL automation

Automation

Our solution integrates with your internal management system, automating the sending and receiving of all your PEPPOL transactions from your own ERP. 

 

PEPPOL compliance

Compliance

The platform adapts to the requirements defined in Europe's different technical and regulatory specifications for electronic invoicing and e-procurement.

PEPPOL centralization

Centralization

EDICOM users can centralize all e-procurement communications through the PEPPOL network. An Italian company, for example, can participate in an e-tender in Spain, France or any other country from a single solution.

PEPPOL improvement

Continuous improvement

We guarantee the permanent adaptation of our e-procurement solution to operate in line with any technical or legislative update that may occur in any country throughout the world.

Objectives of the PEPPOL Network

The use of a common, interoperable standard with PEPPOL is essential to achieve a cross-border public procurement model. Through the PEPPOL platform, companies and governments can exchange invoices, purchase orders, shipping notices, price catalogs, etc.

 

  • Improve interoperability in electronic procurement in the public sector and promote transparency in relations between private companies, administrations and public entities.

  • Business process automation in both the public and private sectors.

  • Promote the competitiveness of companies, especially SMEs, in a global, transnational context.

  • Single digital marketplace development.

The state of e-procurement in Europe

Learn about the status of public procurement systems modernization initiatives being developed in Europe that are based on the PEPPOL platform. OpenPEPPOL's objectives are linked to those of the Digital Agenda for Europe 2020-21, which aims to lay the foundation for a more sustainable, globally competitive business ecosystem.

Benefits of the PEPPOL Network

Cost reduction

Cost reduction

PEPPOL is a standard used in many areas of public procurement. It is being extended and adopted by public administrations. With a single accredited solution, it is possible to manage relationships with several administrations in different countries.

Interoperability

Interoperability

Interconnection between the different PEPPOL Access Points in the network is guaranteed. This makes it a platform with guaranteed access for any partner participating in public procurement processes within the PEPPOL framework.

Automated management processes

Automated management processes

The PEPPOL and EDI standards open the door to automation. Sales and administration departments can reduce workload and focus efforts on jobs that provide better value and efficiency.

Increased competitiveness

Increased competitiveness

Companies can automatically exchange data with partners in different countries. Once companies take this technological leap, they continue to develop their digital strategy.

How does PEPPOL work?

PEPPOL is a set of specifications designed to facilitate public procurement between companies and administrations, regardless of their location or the internal management systems they use. The message standard adopted by the PEPPOL network is called PEPPOL-UBL (Universal Business Language) and is based on the XML taxonomy. The PEPPOL infrastructure comprises:

 

Countries with e-procurement initiatives based on PEPPOL

Since its creation in 2008, the use of PEPPOL has grown throughout Europe. In addition to the European Commission's initiatives to achieve cross-border interoperability, such as Directive 2014/55/EU, many other countries have pushed for electronic communications with this network at the national level.

 

PEPPOL in Italian public health

The Emilia-Romagna region is the first in Italy to adopt PEPPOL for public procurement. Since January 2016, regional authorities have been able to send and receive electronic invoices.

The PEPPOL network for electronic invoicing in Ireland

Public sector e-Invoices in Ireland must be sent and received through the PEPPOL network via a PEPPOL Access Point, as no central platform is used at the national level.

PEPPOL regulation in Sweden's public sector

In November 2014, a Swedish public sector initiative to promote public procurement suggested using PEPPOL for this purpose. The vast majority of Swedish public institutions are already connected to the network, and it has been mandatory since 2018.

PEPPOL at the NHS in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is implementing its NHS e-procurement strategy for the electronic exchange of purchase orders, invoices and dispatch notifications. To this end, it is mandatory that the exchange of these documents between the UK Health Service and its suppliers is done in a standardized way through Access Points connected to the PEPPOL network, such as EDICOM.

PEPPOL in Norway's cross-border trade

Since July 1, 2012, Norway's central government has received electronic invoices from suppliers by using a proprietary format that follows PEPPOL specifications. This format is called EHF, a national application that follows PEPPOL-BIS. 

PEPPOL in Denmark's cross-border business

Denmark's national electronic invoicing platform is run by PEPPOL so that foreign suppliers can exchange documents with Danish public institutions and follow regulations.

PEPPOL in Singapore

Singapore chose the PEPPOL standards infrastructure and network to implement e-Invoicing nationwide. It activated e-Invoicing in January 2019, and certified access points and service providers started offering network connectivity and e-Invoicing solutions.

PEPPOL in Australia and New Zealand

In February 2019, Australia and New Zealand announced the adoption of the PEPPOL interoperability framework for e-Invoicing to increase opportunities for companies to integrate into the global trading environment.

PEPPOL in Japan

The EIPA (E-Invoice Promotion Association) announced that it will analyze PEPPOL standards and hopes to create a Japanese standard for electronic invoices. The association encourages companies to use e-Invoicing software that supports PEPPOL by October 2022.

News about electronic invoicing and e-procurement

Update on e-Invoicing in the German Federal States

Germany is advancing in the implementation of B2G e-invoicing in each federal state

Electronic Invoicing Will be Mandatory for Spanish Companies

The government has published a draft law requiring the adoption of electronic invoicing

Portugal Makes it Mandatory to Declare the SAF-T Accounting File

The declaration of SAF-T accounting files will be mandatory beginning in January 2024

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