EDICOM certified as Access Point for PEPPOL platform
International Association OpenPEPPOL has certified EDICOM as Access Point provider. This non-profit organization has been working since 2012 to ensure cross-Europe interoperability The aim is to streamline communications and e-procurement processes for businesses and Public Administrations.
The accreditation as an Access Point allows EDICOM to link up with the PEPPOL e-procurement platform. Through it, private companies and governments in countries all over Europe can exchange all kinds of e-documents: invoices, purchase orders, orders, price catalogues, etc. These business processes are carried out in a standardized and interoperable manner.
Use of the PEPPOL platform also favours implementation of e-procurement in the public sphere, improving competition, removing barriers and opening up the door to SMEs, micro businesses or cross-border companies. In fact, last year these advantages prompted the European Parliament to approve the switchover to mandatory e-procurement in the Public Sector as of 2018.
EDICOM’s accreditation as Access Point for the PEPPOL platform is yet another example of our commitment to worldwide interoperability. Certifications like this and the signing of interconnection agreements encourage us to expand the EDICOMNet communications network more and more. This way, users can link up easily with businesses and administrations from anywhere in the world.