Getting Started with PEPPOL

This guide gives a clear and concise overview of what PEPPOL is and how this fits into the broader context of electronic invoicing. Information is given about the structure of PEPPOL, as well as recommendations on how to get started with PEPPOL.

Getting Started with PEPPOL for Electronic Invoicing
Excerpt from the guide:


PEPPOL started life in Norway in 2008 as a framework to guide the exchange of electronic documents between European governments. With an increasing drive for digitisation within government administrations, there was a need to ensure cross-border document delivery did not become a minefield of compatibility and connectivity challenges.


With over 30 countries now actively participating in the ongoing development of the PEPPOL framework, its status as a de facto B2G standard has never been more certain. So much so, that governments outside of Europe, such as those in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and even the US, look to PEPPOL as an established framework to adopt for their e-delivery projects.


As more governments require invoices to be delivered to their administrations electronically (e.g. Germany from November 2020), businesses need to adopt a compatible form of electronic invoicing. PEPPOL adheres to the requirements of the EU electronic invoicing directive (2014/55/EU) and stands out as a well-established approach to meet these and future requirements.


This guide looks at what PEPPOL is, where it is best applied, where its limitations lie, and how to overcome these. We will also review why the PEPPOL network provides an easy, low-cost, low-risk approach to delivering documents to organisations.

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