Companies with global operations must comply with new and changing trade agreements and regulations. This ensures ethical practices in international trade around the world. In most of Europe, trade is governed by the EU standard, which defines policies based on EU’s founding principle of free trade among its members. Changing landscape of international trade and […]
The Swedish National Financial Management Authority are recommending the use of PEPPOL infrastructure and message formats being used in future procurement and finance operations to and from public sector. The PEPPOL structure is aimed at cross border business and cross border transactions being sent. It can be used – as it is to some […]
Sweden mandated that government authorities should be able to receive electronic invoices in 2008 and are now enforcing structured and controlled procurement in government authorities with more than 50 employees. At the same time ESV (The Swedish National Financial Management Authority) has been a major part of the Peppol project, now in its final testing […]
Ariba were present at the 7th and final Peppol conference in Rome in May. Together with SAP and others they sat at a panel discussion talking about the what and why public sector need to look at networked economies linkiing buyers and sellers together. Although questions about the SAP take over were obvious, there is […]
For those of you wanting to follow the European development, or at least, projects aimed at developing the European market – here is a summary of e-procurement projects within the European Comission. European Commission » Internal Market » Public Procurement » Electronic Public Procurement.
The broader vision of PEPPOL is that any company (incl. SMEs) in the EU can communicate electronically with any EU governmental institution for all procurement processes. The objective of the PEPPOL (Pan-European Public eProcurement On-Line) project is to set up a pan-European pilot solution that, conjointly with existing national solutions, facilitates EU-wide interoperable public eProcurement. […]