Transmission and reception of XML-UBL documents via PEPPOL channel
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Pan-European Public Procurement On Line (PEPPOL)
The Pan-European Public Procurement On Line (PEPPOL) originated as a project of the European Commission for the digitalization of purchasing processes. PEPPOL has developed Company Interoperability Specifications (BIS), starting from the XML-UBL standard, to standardize the electronic documents exchanged and validated through an open and secure network through certified Access Points. These specifications can be integrated into the Procurement and Business exchange systems, to support interoperability at a cross-border level.
The operating model of the PEPPOL network can be represented with a “4 corners model” as follows:
2. Top Consult
3. Top Consult
Each Access Point of the PEPPOL network features its own “address book” also SMP (Service Metadata Publisher) in which the managed PEPPOL IDs are registered. All Access Points are managed by a Public Server called SML (Service Metadata Locator).
PEPPOL gives Italian and foreign companies the opportunity to simplify and improve onboarding processes for buyers and suppliers who wish to trade electronically.
PEPPOL allows companies to expand their business in Italy and also abroad, in this case overcoming the most common market access problems: bureaucracy, specific investments and technical-regulatory limits.
In Italy PEPPOL is one of the channels available for the transmission of Electronic Orders through the Order Sorting Node (NSO) and is the main candidate for the exchange of Electronic Invoices at European and International level.