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PEPPOL at the CeBIT 2012

by Enrique Vich created on 21/03/2012 04:05

More than 4,200 enterprises from some 70 countries exhibited at the CeBIT 2012 in Hannover from 6th to 10th March 2012. Together with all Large Scale Pilots, PEPPOL presented its solutions for interoperable eProcurement across European borders and showcased its latest success stories at the world’s largest fairy for communication technology.

PEPPOL at the CeBIT 2012

Commissioner Kroes with Germany’s Minister for Interior, Dr. Friedrich

PEPPOL attracted many visitors during the five exhibition days at the booth of the European Commission, showing evidence that the EU and Member States are developing a set of building blocks to provide on-line cross border services in key areas such as eProcurement, eID, business mobility, eJustice and electronic patient records. The aims and outcomes of the PEPPOL project were presented to an international audience – including all major target groups: contracting authorities, economic operators and the ICT industry. Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for the Digital Agenda Build-Connect-Grow, visited the PEPPOL booth on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th of March – together with several high-ranked representatives from politics to be informed about the developments of the LSP projects.

With its keynote theme "Managing Trust", the CeBIT 2012 was focusing attention on the challenging task of establishing trust and security in today's digital world. These aspects are especially imported in the field of eGovernment. In the Public Sector Parc public authorities, projects and organisations – among them PEPPOL – showed how online services and processes can be used to facilitate contacts between public administration on the one hand and the general public or the business community on the other.

Governments in the EU are the largest buyers of private-sector services. Their purchases account for around 19 per cent of the EU’s gross domestic product (GDP), which is equal to 2,288 billion Euros. However, governments lag behind industry in electronic data exchange with suppliers. The main task of PEPPOL is to enhance the connection of existing eProcurement communities, and allow the private sector to bid for public sector contracts anywhere in the EU: an important step towards achieving the European single market. PEPPOL allows European businesses to widen their markets. A standardised electronic procurement process from eCatalogue to eInvoice will contribute to a more economic and secure interoperability for enterprises and SMEs.


For more information please contact:
  • Enrique Vich, PEPPOL PR Director (based at the Ministry of Finance, Austria)
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