Proactis, the global business spend management and B2B eCommerce company, is a certified PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line) network, reinforcing the company’s commitment to worldwide interoperability and costs reduction.
The PEPPOL network contains public institutions from over nineteen European countries and the accreditation entails that customers can access the PEPPOL network via The Business Network from Proactis.
PEPPOL Access Points connects users to the PEPPOL network and allows the customers to exchange electronic documents with other network users. Proactis can link with the PEPPOL eProcurement platform and send electronic invoices to all entities that are members of the network.
The PEPPOL vision is to enable businesses to communicate electronically with any European public sector entities in the procurement process. Before PEPPOL, suppliers were frequently required to connect to multiple electronic trading systems. This single point of connection simplifies business, reduces duplication of efforts and reduces the costs associated with trading with the public sector.
“To thrive in this global, digital economy, interoperability is key. Trading electronically no longer need be a complex and labour-intensive exercise, and PEPPOL represents an important step for interoperability in eProcurement,” stated Sean McDonough, CIO of Proactis. “With Proactis officially being a certified PEPPOL Access Point, we are able to enhance and expand the reach of our users, while helping them eliminate wasted time and money from their processes.”