Peppol is an interoperability infrastructure, co-funded by the European Commission and 18 government agencies. The goal is to simplify the purchase-to-pay process between government bodies, and B2B Companies (for both buyers and suppliers). In simple terms, PEPPOL offers a standardized messaging connection for e-ordering, e-invoicing, electronic credit notes and advanced shipping notifications (ASNs). These technologies automate the information exchange across the supply chain, reducing the cost and potential risk of errors from manual intervention.
The Peppol network is an open, many-to-many platform, with standardization on all three necessary levels:
1. addressing and routing of the messages
2. document specifications and
3. network infrastructure
There are many benefits to using Peppol. You will save time and money by enabling your business messaging to be exchanged digitally, rather than on paper. You can easily connect to other trading partners who are also using Peppol. You will also reduce the amount of errors. It's also important to note that within the EU, many governments are now requiring e-invoicing when sending invoices to governments. Peppol allows your business to be compliant with these new regulations.
Connecting to the PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure takes place using Access Points (operated by Access Point providers, e.g. OpusCapita is one Access Point Service Provider) in a similar way to how sending and receiving email requires access to an Internet mail server (provided by Internet Mail Service Providers).
Find out more how the Peppol Access Points work in practice.
If you have questions about Peppol, chances are you are not the only one. Head over to our Peppol QA to check if we have the answers you're looking for.
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"OpusCapita's solution provides the finance department with real-time information about incoming invoices from the moment the purchase order is submitted"
"The digital transformation of our financial management will play a major role in the digitalization of Finland’s public administration in general."
"I was lucky to work with a brilliant project leader, Lars Larson at OpusCapita. He guided me through the process and taught me all I needed to know to guide our suppliers."