E-invoicing News: ADETEF implements TradeShift | A rationalised framework for e-signature standardisation

December 23, 2011  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Europe

French ADETEF connects with PEPPOL through TradeShift

French government agency ADETEF decided to use Tradeshift to demonstrate the benefits of PEPPOL: the Pan-European Public Procurement OnLine (PEPPOL) project. The move of ADETEF demonstrates that one can use PEPPOL via TradeShift.

Electronic invoicing and ADETEF

ADETEF is the French international assistance agency of the ministries for the economy, budget and sustainable development. ADETEF takes up and disseminates best financial and economic policy practices, providing national governments and public authorities with technical expertise from French officials and public sector experts.

From that angle, it is not surprising that ADETEF initiated the project. It demonstrates towards other public authorities how it can use PEPPOL for pan European procurement.

The e-invoicing project itself

The project should enable departments to connect with suppliers and manage all invoicing electronically. The suppliers of ADETEF can use the system free of charge. TradeShift made a connection with the current French ministerial ERP system, Chorus.

The projects aims to on-board 30.000 French suppliers in the first six months.

A rationalised framework for EU electronic signature standardisation

Not too long ago the European Commission issued Standardisation Mandate M/460. And according to this mandate the three European Standards Organisations presented a document.

The three European Standards Organisations are:

  • The European Committee for Standardization: CEN
  • The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization: CENELEC
  • European Telecommunications Standards Institute: ETSI

The document they come up with:

  • updates the existing eSignature standardisation deliverables
  • establishes a rationalised framework for electronic signature standardisation within the context of the current EU Electronic Signatures Directive and its possible revision.

More specifically the document provides:

  • A rationalised structure for future European Electronic Signatures standardisation
  • An inventory of existing electronic signature standardisation
  • The results of a gap analysis with an assessment of the existing Electronic Signatures standardisation documents
  • The proposed future work plan for filling the gaps in electronic signature standardisation identified through the analysis
  • An inventory of existing standardisation at the International, European and national/sector level is also available.


Download: A rationalised framework for electronic signature standardisation


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