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PEPPOL implementation in the European Union continues to rise

03/03/2017

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Ever since the OpenPEPPOL Association came into being in 2012, one of its main objectives has been standardization of the public procurement process in European governments, with a view to achieving better connectivity and interoperability among all the EU member states in these processes. The creation of this network achieves alignment of business e-procurement processes through the development of technical standards.

Today, 18 partners form part of the PEPPOL network, charged with developing agreements, standards and alignment with the laws of each country. They are in 11 countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Greece, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

 

EDICOM is currently leading a project designated Govein, co-funded by the European Union, with the aim of implementing e-invoicing in the European health sector using standards promoted by the EU, including the PEPPOL format. To this end, EDICOM has rolled out its B2B Cloud Platform in 30 European hospitals, as well as a solution able to carry out e-invoicing in multiple standards, in line with each participant’s needs. Collaborators will be using a certified PEPPOL Access Point such as EDICOM to exchange electronic bills and receive orders through these channels, using the same PEPPOL standard to do so.

The development and growth of PEPPOL is remarkable in many EU countries. PEPPOL is becoming increasingly consolidated as a network with infrastructure and standards recommended by public bodies of these countries and uptake is growing, thanks to its effectiveness and the harmonization of communications between countries. These are the next steps some governments will be taking in relation to PEPPOL:

The United Kingdom rolled out the PEPPOL standard throughout the public sector in 2014 for its e-procurement strategy. Specifically,  the United Kingdom Department of Health (DoH) has drawn up an e-procurement strategy for the National Health Service (NHS) and its supply chain, stipulating the use of GS1 and PEPPOL standards.  By March 2017, some hospital providers should be ready to receive NHS orders via PEPPOL. Recently, the Crown Commercial Service set out a framework agreement whereby PEPPOL Access Points can work for the public sector. EDICOM is already party to this framework agreement RM3784 and ready to work with any public sector supplier. If you would like to know more about implementation of this technological quantum leap, download our White Paper on the NHS e-Procurement Strategy.

In Norway, the e-procurement infrastructure is designed around PEPPOL standards and the format of the documents used is an EHF own-formula based on the PEPPOL specifications (BIS). Currently, around 50 public hospitals now exchange their documents through PEPPOL.

The Swedish government has recommended use of the PEPPOL network for e-procurement to link up buyers and suppliers. As of 2018,  use of the PEPPOL infrastructure will be mandatory for government agencies.  The PEPPOL components currently used are Transport Infrastructure, e-Invoicing, e-Catalogues and e-Orders.

In Denmark, the Danish government is working to link up its own domestic e-billing platform with PEPPOL to extend its implementation and introduce PEPPOL to Denmark for foreign suppliers.

In Belgium, the Flemish region began using PEPPOL for e-billing on January 1, 2017. Although this standard is currently only used for e-invoicing, the Belgian public sector is considering extending it to other e-procurement processes.

As for the Netherlands, public sector suppliers and service providers are obliged to submit their bills electronically via PEPPOL from January 1, 2017.

The Italian region of Emilia-Romagna has set up a mandatory dematerialization flow for orders and despatch advices or delivery notes exchanged between health agencies and their suppliers, which must now use the PEPPOL format.

In Austria, the PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure system is implemented for electronic invoice with the federal government. Currently, roughly 5,000 users are authorized as PEPPOL recipients.

EDICOM, certified PEPPOL platform Access Point

Accreditation as a PEPPOL Access Point or authorized third party enables Edicom to link up with the PEPPOL platform, through which 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).

Edicom runs its own PEPPOL technology independently from third parties, ensuring flexibility and agility in meeting the demands of markets that have implemented the PEPPOL standards.

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