Since the 17th of April 2019 it has been a requirement for public bodies in Europe to receive and process invoices in a standard format electronically.
The ‘PEPPOL’ approach is a preferred option for e-invoicing in Europe.
While it is not a requirement for suppliers to send invoices electronically to public bodies, it makes sense to implement e-invoicing in line with the directive, as it helps to save postage and printing costs, ensures more data accuracy, increases the prospect of being paid on time, and provides more accountability and traceability on all invoices exchanged.
The PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0 is a Core Invoice Usage Specification (CIUS) of the European standard for e-invoicing, and as such is a tool public bodies can use to meet their legal obligation. Celtrino have implemented support for PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0 in our software.
Celtrino are a certified access point connected to the PEPPOL e-Delivery Network. There are more than 200,000 public and private sector end users able to receive PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0 invoices.
- Less postage and printing costs of sales invoices
- Enable staff to respond quickly to any invoice payment queries from customers. Invoices can be stored in a structured way and be accessed anywhere, at any time, by staff.
- Celtrino offer seamless integration with back-office systems
- Lesser invoice disputes, as data is much more accurate in electronic rather than paper format.
- Greater audit control – electronic data can be easily stored and accessed for audit purposes.
- Digitising the invoicing process allows staff to spend less time on manual data entry, and more time devoting their energies elsewhere.
Celtrino have 30 years’ experience in implementing electronic trading solutions. We were the first PEPPOL access point provider in Ireland, and have been involved since the early days in helping to define PEPPOL standards. We are the single supplier of electronic trading solutions to Irish government departments and are the preferred supplier to other Irish public sector buyers.