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Germany Prepares for PEPPOL Adoption in e-Procurement Processes


Germany is carrying out the pilot tests that will set up their national e-Invoicing platform. This platform called ZRE (Zentrale Rechnungseingangsplattform des Bundes) will act as intermediary between suppliers from public administrations and central public entities. Also, three federal states have already announced that they will be using this system.

Following Directive 2014/55/EU, the German National IT Planning Council has decided to implement the PEPPOL UBL standard for e-Invoices exchanged with the public authorities in the country.  However, the German format XRechnung will still be used in public procurement, as public authorities will still have to be able to receive and process invoices in this format. As for national authorities, they can accept other formats next to XRechnung .

Connection whit this platform will be made via WebServices or via the PEPPOL infrastructure. The Coordination Office for IT Standards (KoSIT) has become German PEPPOL Authority, to expand the use of the PEPPOL network. KoSIT is the 10th PEPPOL Authority in the EU.

We have taken part on the pilot project to be ready to help you comply with the particularities of the German e-Invoicing model. Our multistandard platform is able to transform your documents to UBL, XRechnung or ZUGFeRD structures. And as certified PEPPOL Access Point, we can offer you connectivity not only with any German public entity, but with any other European public authority.

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Other countries that already have adopted PEPPOL

As part of the NHS e-Procurement Strategy in the UK, the healthcare sector companies must join certified PEPPOL Access Points in order to exchange outbound invoices and incoming orders. Therefore, they have to prepare their internal systems for e-communications through the PEPPOL platform.

Also, Ireland has recently become PEPPOL Authority. The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) will operate as PEPPOL Authority and is working to establish a National Framework Agreement with commercially available solutions to facilitate that Public Sector Bodies access the services needed to become compliant in time.

Italy also uses the PEPPOL infrastructure in the healthcare sector. By 2018, the government plans to require all public health sector suppliers to be able to receive orders electronically through the NSO (Nodo Smistamento Ordini) platform. The standard chosen is PEPPOL, an interoperable European standard that is gaining ground in many e-procurement initiatives across the European Union.

PEPPOL is also commonly used in most of the Nordic countries. For example, as part of the implementation of the European e-Invoice Directive in Danish legislation, the Danish Agency for Digitalisation is planning the integration of NemHandel and PEPPOL in the coming years. In Norway, public Administrations use PEPPOL network for inbound invoices. Both Public Administrations and providers can choose their own Access Point amongst certified service providers.

EDICOM, certified PEPPOL Access Point

Accreditation as a PEPPOL Access Point or authorized third party enables Edicom to link up with the PEPPOL platform, where private companies and governments in Europe can exchange e-documents of any kind. In addition, Edicom holds SMP (Service Metadata Publisher) certification, allowing it to manage its own identifier infrastructure in the PEPPOL network connected to the SML (Service Metadata Locator).

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EDICOM has its own AS Server, accessible for all customers that require AS connections with their agents. Recently, EDICOM has obtained certification of its AS server (EAS Server) by the European Union, having complied with all technical and security requirements and specifications. EDICOM’s AS server also has the Drummond Group Certificate of Interoperability, that ensures a secure exchange of information via EDICOM solutions using the AS2 protocol.

At EDICOM we are ready to use the AS4 protocol with those customers that wish or require it in relation to their communications with their partners.

EDICOM participates in MADE CEF eDelivery Project (2016-EU-IA-0063)

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