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FRANCE connects to PEPPOL

by Enrique Vich created on 22/12/2011 07:30

At the event “France connects to PEPPOL” in Paris Bercy on December 12th, 2011, the French government affirmed their commitment to PEPPOL and demonstrated the progress achieved. Ten key French players announced the use of PEPPOL as an innovative solution for cross-border eProcurement. The conference brought together hundreds of stakeholders and PEPPOL participants, including Jean François Junger from the Directorate General for the Information Society of the European Commission, Jacques Mr Barailler, Director of Purchasing Services of the State, and Agnés Arcier, President of Adetef.

 

 The event was organized by Adetef, the French member of the PEPPOL consortium, with the support of Valérie Pécresse, Minister of Budget, Public Accounts and State Reform, spokesman of the Government, Eric Besson, Minister of Economy, Representative of Finance and Industry, Energy and the Digital Economy, and Frédéric Lefebvre, Secretary of State for Trade, Crafts, Small and Medium Sized Companies, Tourism, Services, Professions and Consumer Affairs.

 The Agency for the financial information of the state stated that its system Chorus – which manages four million invoices per year – is about being connected to the PEPPOL network through the Access Points established by Seres and Tradeshift, allowing European companies to send their invoices through the PEPPOL transport infrastructure.

Achatpublic.com announced the addition of a new feature to its platform that enables the French public buyers to check electronic signature certificates received from foreign suppliers. Lex Persona announced the launch of a new service, Sunnystamp, for the validation of certificates in France, compatible with PEPPOL, while Entreprise Facile will open its billing platform to the whole European market for all its customers.

Certicorps presented its secure collaborative online solution, E-Attestations, which allows suppliers to submit their social security and tax documents, certificates of technical and financial capacity or their insurance documents. Furthermore, Italy announced the use of its public procurement platform, managed by Consip, by the first French company.

“We are pleased to see the French partners reaching an important milestone in the PEPPOL developments”, says André Hoddevik, PEPPOL Project Director.

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