PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement OnLine) is an internationally developed solution that aims to standardize cross border public e-Procurement within the European Union.
The PEPPOL-transport-infrastructure is based on standardized message profiles as well as a transport infrastructure which ensures a safe and reliable exchange of electronic documents between the customer (especially from the public sector) and their contractual partners. The procurement process is, among others, electronically supported from the catalogue over the order up to the invoice.
The Austrian administration offers the possibility to realize invoices in this way within the scope of the e-government application E-RECHNUNG.GV.AT for national as well as for foreign contractual partner of the Austrian administration. A PEPPOL Access Point was established which is capable to accept and forward e-invoices delivered via the PEPPOL transport infrastructure for further processing within the federal government.
As a contractual partner of the public administration, you have the possibility to make use of a service provider or to establish an Access Point on your own to transmit e-invoices.
Please note: the participation in the PEPPOL network is subject to charge. Only paying members of OpenPEPPOL receive an electronic certificate to digitally sign their messages. The transmission of messages itself is free of charge. Hence, the submission via PEPPOL is usually only interesting for service provider because the arising costs are not likely to be paid by single persons. Details regarding the membership in OpenPEPPOL are to be found at OpenPEPPOL Membership.
Transmission of e-Invoices via PEPPOL works for many suppliers. Here you find selected success stories:
- Success Story Hewlett Packard - PDF, 1 page