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In a global context and favored by digital economy, the future looks set to be paperless– and technology plays and important role to achieve it. The use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and e-Invoicing are indicative of the state of digital development in which countries find themselves. In Northern Europe, PEPPOL network and its standards are set to move into the spotlight in 2019. Countries like Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have actively got behind this route to ensure interoperability in the rollout of e-Procurement.
PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement Online) was established and developed in the context of the public procurement strategy in European public administrations and to secure interoperability. The PEPPOL infrastructure, built on PEPPOL Access Points, represents a series of specifications designed to facilitate public procurement between businesses and administrations regardless of where in European Union they are based or the systems they use. In short, it is a common and interoperable standard and is a key factor in rolling out cross-border e-procurement.
The standard message adopted by PEPPOL network is PEPPOL UBL (Universal Business Language), a variant of XML.
Increasing number of European countries have taken measures towards adopting PEPPOL standards and implementing its infrastructure. Adoption is on the rise as it has proved its effectiveness in electronic communications and it fosters harmonization of communications between countries.
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