Exchange electronic documents via the Peppol network.

  • International Financial Document Processing Network.
  • Built-in document specifications, standards, and processes.
  • Technical and legal base for eProcurement standards.
  • E-catalog to exchange information on goods and services offered under contract.
  • E-Orders and e-invoicing provide the buyer and suppliers with pre-specified procedures to exchange standard business information to both companies and governments.
Ecchange electronic invoices via the Peppol network

What is Peppol?

The Pan-European Public Procurement Online (Peppol) network enables trading partners across Europe to exchange electronic documents via the Peppol network. The documents that can be processed with this include electronic orders, shipping notes, invoices, contracts, and more. Through the Access points, buyers and suppliers can connect to all users of the network. For example, users can connect to the system once, send and receive invoices internationally, and place purchase orders and tenders.

Peppol consists of specific standards that enable cross-border eProcurement. A contract structure owned by OpenPEPPOL regulates the use of this all. Although the network is not an eProcurement platform, it does offer a range of technical specifications that can be implemented in existing financial and ERP systems.

Open Peppol

OpenPEPPOL is an international non-profit association. They created the association to allow companies to communicate electronically with each other and every European public institution. Before the Peppol network establishment, it was already possible to invoice internationally and place international orders. However, due to the many different systems, regulations, and standards, the existing channels were not connected, so invoices and orders often still had to be manually created.

OpenPEPPOL offers a channel with fixed protocols and is legally compliant internationally. This allows companies to invoice internationally and exchange orders. More and more government agencies and countries are also using the network for tenders and sending and receiving invoices. Many European governments already use the system, and several countries have made the channel mandatory to invoice the government.

E-invoicing and Peppol

Archiving, sending, and receiving financial documents has various regulations and standards, especially internationally—these standardized regulations are in the so-called “Peppol BIS” (Business Interoperability Specifications).

Using e-invoicing or an electronic delivery (eDelivery) platform makes it easy to comply with these international invoicing standards and laws. With Dynatos’ e-invoicing platform, Routty, you can archive, receive, and send financial documents using pre-formulated standards and processes—one of those being through the Access point.


Overview of the Peppol Network

Peppol operates as a network of interconnected Access Points, facilitating standardized electronic document exchange among businesses, government agencies, and other entities. The network functions on a four-corner model involving the sender, recipient, and their respective Access Points. When a business initiates an e-invoice or other electronic document, it transmits to its Access Point. It undergoes a specific validation to ensure compliance with Peppol standards. The document is then securely encrypted and transmitted to the recipient’s Access Point via the Peppol network. Upon receipt, the recipient’s Access Point validates the document before decrypting and delivering it to the recipient’s system. This process enables seamless exchange of electronic documents across borders and industries.

4 corner model Peppol

How does your business benefit from Peppol?

Businesses leveraging Peppol can streamline procurement processes, reduce manual intervention, and enhance efficiency while adhering to regulatory requirements and ensuring data security. Certified Access Points like Routty facilitate secure and compliant electronic document exchange, empowering businesses to leverage eDelivery for cross-border trade and procurement activities.

Are there challenges?

To address interoperability challenges, Routty has implemented standardized practices in various countries. Additionally, leveraging advanced encryption technologies and compliance management solutions can further enhance the security and privacy of data transmitted over the Peppol network, ensuring regulatory compliance and mitigating the risk of data breaches. By proactively addressing these challenges and leveraging certified Access Points like Routty, businesses can unlock the full potential of Peppol, streamlining procurement processes, reducing costs, and facilitating cross-border trade with greater ease and security.

Electronic Invoice delivery with Routty

With Routty, you enable an eDelivery solution to process incoming and outgoing invoices and financial documents. Routty offers standard solutions for the delivery of invoices by email and a direct connection with customers, e-invoice platforms, or networks, including the Peppol network. The Routty platform makes it easy to add channels and process documents. Regardless of how they enter or leave the organization and in all file formats. Including, for example, email attachments, XML, EDI, or PDF files.

Routty e-invoicing by Dynatos