Peppol and sending of electronic invoices
What is behind Peppol?
How does Peppol work?
Why do I have to send invoices via Peppol?
What are the innovations at Peppol?
Since November 27, 2020, public purchasers from federal agencies must be able to receive and send electronic invoices. Suppliers and service providers can submit their electronic invoices to the federal administration via two invoice receipt platforms: Either via the Central Invoice Receipt Portal of the ITZBund or the OZG (Onlinezugangsgesetz) of the German Federal Printing Office. Peppol has proven to be an efficient tool in this regard: Around 40% of all invoices submitted to these two invoice receipt platforms were sent via Peppol.
The advantages of electronic invoicing are obvious: the invoicing process is automated. This not only saves time, but also minimises errors. Costs for printing and mailing are eliminated. Although it is currently only mandatory for federal authorities, the topic of e-invoicing will sooner or later also come to the attention of federal states and municipalities.
Who is involved in Peppol?
Peppol has more than 430 members from different countries worldwide. Besides many European countries, users come from Australia, Singapore or the USA. All information about members and access points and more about Peppol can be found at www.peppol.eu.