PEPPOL, in its own words, is a Pan European Public Procurement Online (network) with a set of technical specifications that can be implemented in existing e-Procurement solutions and e-Business exchange services to make them interoperable between disparate systems across Europe. While not an e-Procurement platform, it enables buyers and sellers to exchange electronic documents over the PEPPOL network, such as e-Orders, e-Advance Shipping Notes, e-Invoices, e-Catalogues, and so on (if you can see through all the e's). Its use is governed by 'OpenPEPPOL' the international non-profit association under Belgian law consisting of both public sector and private members, which is responsible for coordinating the PEPPOL e-Delivery network for e-Procurement and e-Invoicing.
PEPPOL Network – Set To Have Enormous Impact on Government Suppliers
Written by Philip Douglas on 30 January 2018