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.
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.
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.