Basware, an e-invoice solution provider, has fine-tuned all of its internet-based solutions with the standards of the Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) initiative.
The implementation of PEPPOL will enable Basware clients to transmit e-invoices and documents to organisations within Europe in accordance to with the initiative standards.
“As a supplier, it is essential to be PEPPOL compliant to meet customer demands. When sales and invoicing processes are harmonised, it makes the relationship between buyer and supplier mutually beneficial and opens up new business opportunities, particularly against our competitors that may not yet be compliant,” said Pekka Leppälä, sales director at Staples, one of the Basware clients using PEPPOL e-invoices.
Esa Tihilä, Basware CEO, said: “Basware believes in openness and collaboration between all parties across trading networks. The support we have provided to the PEPPOL initiative is based on recognition and understanding of the importance in providing an EU-wide standard for electronic document exchange upon which organisations can rely to automate their P2P processes.”
The new Basware solution comes three months before the Norwegian Government will make PEPPOL compliant e-invoicing compulsory.
This will make PEPPOL the “backbone of public electronic invoicing in Norway”, according to the Agency for Public Management and e-Government (Difi).
“The high standards for invoice content set by PEPPOL will ensure public authorities receive better-quality invoices. The wider business community will also prosper through simpler and more efficient invoicing processes,” said Olav Astad Kristiansen, senior adviser, Difi.