PEPPOL e-procurement clearly explained

27/06/2016
PEPPOLbasics.info is a new website that provides a clear understanding of PEPPOL, a set of open and interoperable technical specifications that span public sector purchase-to-pay processes. It has been created by Data Interchange, a PEPPOL-accredited access point and a GS1 solution partner.
 
Visitors to PEPPOLbasics.info will quickly see why e-procurement and e-invoicing are so important in the NHS, where PEPPOL fits into the Government’s healthcare strategy and why GS1 standards are crucial to its success. PEPPOLbasics.info also offers the opportunity to download a PEPPOL Basics whitepaper, discussing the benefits on inventory control of a move to PEPPOL and GS1.
                                      
“PEPPOL enables government organisations and private companies to exchange electronic trading documents over an interoperable, European-wide network,” said Ewan Friend, Managing Director of Data Interchange. “In simple terms, it offers a standardised network connection for electronic ordering, invoicing and shipping notifications. Whether you are a large government department, a private company or a service provider, it is vital that you are fully aware of the important role PEPPOL will play in the NHS e-procurement strategy, as well as its tremendous opportunities and benefits. If you are a supplier of medical or in-vitro devices, you must have chosen a PEPPOL access point by September 2016.”
 
Friend added: “In addition to presenting an easy-to-understand explanation of PEPPOL and e-procurement, PEPPOLbasics.info provides an opportunity to get free advice and guidance on how to become PEPPOL-compliant.”
 
For further information, visit: www.peppolbasics.info/