An additional package of validation artefacts has been published in JoinUp.
Open PEPPOL will participate actively in the Exchange Summit 2015, October 5th and 6th in Barcelona, with panel participants, as official exhibitor and with a dedicated OpenPEPPOL half-day seminar.
OpenPEPPOL has recently signed an agreement with the European Commission for hosting a central service as part of the eDelivery Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI). The European Commission is in the process of establishing and operating a number of DSIs and their core services as part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom programme.
The OpenPEPPOL General Assembly addressed the strategic developments and the operational plans of the Association, focusing on the opportunities offered by the Connecting Europe Facility. OpenPEPPOL members supported the projects launched in 2014 and the decisions proposed by the Managing Committee.
A new package of validation artefacts has been published in Joinup.
The next OpenPEPPOL General Assembly will take place on March 19th, 2015, in Brussels. It will be a full day meeting covering both Coordinating Community specific sessions, as well as the formal General Assembly session.
The use of PEPPOL-based solutions for eInvoicing is increasing in Austria, with over 5.000 public entities now able to receive eInvoices through the PEPPOL network. Large vendors, including Hewlett Packard, are also reaping the benefits of using a standardised data exchange.
OpenPEPPOL express its full solidarity with France, following the tragic events in Paris. We would like to share a letter from our French community.
During 2014, the OpenPEPPOL Association has successfully expanded its reach, with a growing number of members, service providers and transactions.
The SFTI board of directors is recommending use of the PEPPOL infrastructure for e-procurement in the post-award phase. The PEPPOL infrastructure will facilitate the exchange of electronic messages between large groups of suppliers and contracting authorities in Sweden.
PEPPOL is the biggest user community of the eInvoicing and eDelivery services that the European Commission provides under CEF, the new EU investment program.
The Simplerinvoicing Foundation has become a PEPPOL Authority, supporting the growth of the PEPPOL network.
The EC Directive requires the development of a European standard for e-invoicing in public procurement to remove cross border barriers. The Directive clarifies that the future standard will have to build on the results of existing initiatives, such as the CEN Workshop on Business Interoperability Interfaces for Public Procurement in Europe (CEN WS/BII) and of Large Scale Pilots, such as PEPPOL.
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, highlights the success of PEPPOL and its potential leading role in the future of public procurement.
On May 7th 2014, the UK Department of Health announced the NHS eProcurement strategy, establishing actions to improve NHS data and information, requiring the use of PEPPOL specifications throughout the healthcare sector for eOrdering, eInvoicing and advanced shipping notes.
The OpenPEPPOL association, set up in September 2012 with four founding members, marked a significant milestone in March 2014, reaching one hundred member organisations from the public and private sector, from 18 European countries, Russia and USA.
The PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure and Post-Award Business Interoperability Specifications will migrate to new technical specifications in 2014.
GS1, the association dedicated to the design and implementation of global supply chain standards will start testing the exchange of GS1 eCom messages within the PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure, taking another step towards convergence between private and public sector eBusiness practices.
The Swedish Construction Industry’s Electronic Business Standard, BEAst (“Byggbranschens Elektroniska Affärsstandard”), has now reached the decision to implement PEPPOL amongst its members.
With more than 10.000 public and private sector entities exchanging over 2,7 million electronic invoices since the mandatory requirement in 2012, the Norwegian approach to eInvoicing is a story of success for regulatory, standardisation and competitiveness achievements replicable across Europe.