Peppol is not an e-Procurement platform; instead, it is a set of technical requirements that can be applied to your current e-Procurement and e-Business exchange infrastructure to ensure they are compatible with various unrelated systems across Europe and Australia.
The Peppol network is based on a four-corner model where organisations can connect to all of their partners who are Peppol-enabled by using any approved Peppol Access Point. You, your Peppol access point, your partner’s Peppol access point, and your partner themselves make up the “four corners” in this model. What’s more, thanks to the truly global nature of Peppol, roaming or cross-border charges are now finally a thing of the past.
When using the Peppol network, it makes no difference whether your partners use different providers to you; you just need one connection to connect to everyone.
All communications sent via the Peppol network must adhere to Peppol’s “Business Interoperability Specifications 3.0”, (BIS 3.0) when it comes to the formatting of documents transmitted between Peppol Access Points. The Peppol Code list includes standards for over 100 different types of messages and it also supports unique, customisable document types that can be exchanged inside a country’s borders, so long as they are legally recognized.
Finally, the existence of Transport Infrastructure Agreements (or TIAs) guarantees that all parties follow Peppol laws. This ensures that document exchanges via Peppol are reliable, free from errors, and as fast as possible.
In simple terms, Peppol consists of:
Peppol is a secure scalable cloud network of thousands of independent access points managed at international level by an EU approved not for profit consortium.
Each company simply connects once via an approved ‘access point’ – such as provided by Celtrino – and immediately has global reach to all trading partners. Connect once, connect to all – it really does work!
A global address book of digital trading capability facilitates rapid and seamless expansion. Celtrino is an approved provider of hosted SMP services for publishing and lookup of address details and trading capability.
The truly global nature of Peppol means that roaming fees are history.
Get connected – get going!