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PEPPOL and the European Commission: First electronic transaction in production

by Wawra, Mike created on 24/05/2011 12:50

On the 17th of May, two invoices were sent by British Telecom using the PEPPOL infrastructure and successfully received in production by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT).

PEPPOL and the European Commission: First electronic transaction in production

Transaction diagram

 

British Telecom (BT) has been sending electronic invoices to DIGIT since 2009 using the e-PRIOR solution, via their service provider B2Boost.

 

e-PRIOR is a service-oriented platform, developed by DIGIT, allowing suppliers to exchange with the European Commission and Institutions standardised e-procurement documents via a secured communication channel. An open-source version called Open e-PRIOR is freely available to the Member States and can be implemented in any public administration.

 

DIGIT has developed a PEPPOL Access Point to allow the exchange of the e-PRIOR documents through the PEPPOL network. For instance, electronic invoices sent by the supplier can be transferred through the PEPPOL Access Point to e-PRIOR, which is connected to the customer back-office.

 

B2Boost has sent the two invoices of BT to the PEPPOL Access Point of DIGIT, using PEPPOL's START client. Both parties have used PEPPOL's reference implementation.

 

This production transaction is an important milestone in the broader adoption of e-procurement across Europe, spreading the use of interoperable and standard solutions and thus opening the gate to significant cost savings, increased efficiency and environmental-friendly procurement.

 

Download Open e-PRIOR:

Download the latest version of Open e-PRIOR from OSOR.eu: http://forge.osor.eu/frs/?group_id=188
 

Learn:

Read documentation about Open e-PRIOR, including a guide on how to get Open e-PRIOR running and the Software Architecture document on http://forge.osor.eu/docman/?group_id=188
 

Participate:

Join the Open e-PRIOR project community at http://forge.osor.eu/projects/openeprior/. You will be able to contribute with your feedback and participate in the making of this platform.

 

Join our "e-PRIOR" group on LinkedIn and follow the latest news: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3686902&mostPopular=&trk=tyah


Contact our dedicated e-PRIOR team:
 

By e-mail: DIGIT-EPRIOR-SUPPORT@ec.europa.eu, or
In the forum at OSOR: http://forge.osor.eu/forum/?group_id=188

  

 

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