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.
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 infrastructure based on:
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
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.
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
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.
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:
AP - Peppol Access Point
These use standardized document protocols and formats, and also apply electronic signature algorithms.
SMP - Service for Metadata Publication
A registry that offers information about access points and message types.
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
Directive 2014/55/EU on electronic invoicing in public procurement enters into force in Europe
Latest news on e-Invoicing in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia
Saudi Arabia Makes Electronic Invoicing Mandatory: FATOORAH Project
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