- Proactis, the global spend management and B2B eCommerce company, today announced that it has officially become a certified PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line) Access Point, reinforcing its commitment to worldwide interoperability and helping organisations to reduce costs.
The PEPPOL network contains public institutions from more than 19 European countries and this accreditation means that customers can access the PEPPOL network via The Business Network
PEPPOL Access Points connect users to the PEPPOL network and enables them to exchange electronic documents with other network users. Proactis can now link up 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 labor-intensive exercise, and PEPPOL represents an important step for interoperability in eProcurement,” stated Sean McDonough, CIO of Proactis. “With Proactis officially becoming a certified PEPPOL Access Point, we will now be able to enhance and expand the reach of our users, while helping them eliminate wasted time, money from their processes.”