Basware allows for e-invoicing via PEPPOL

Basware now has PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement Online)-compliant procedures and protocols built into all of its e-invoicing solutions. This expanding commerce opportunities for Basware and its customers across Europe.

That said, Basware’s customers now can send and receive PEPPOL-compliant e-invoices and documents to customers and suppliers. Staples Finland, a key supplier of office and industrial supplies to government agencies, has become one of the first companies to start using PEPPOL-compliant e-invoices.


The PEPPOL initiative, co-funded by the European Commission, is to enable EU-wide exchange of electronic invoices and business documents among private and public businesses of any size to foster European-wide commerce opportunities.

The level of standardization delivered by PEPPOL is said to hold significant advantages for businesses of every size. PEPPOL strives to ensure greater transparency through e-invoicing, and increase public accountability of business deals.

E-invoicing in Norway by PEPPOL

The implementation of PEPPOL by Basware comes three months before the Norwegian Government will mandate contracting authorities to require that all suppliers must invoice them electronically with the use of PEPPOL infrastructure as the preferred approach.

The Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi) states that this mandate by the Norwegian Government will make PEPPOL the ‘backbone of public electronic invoicing in Norway.’  PEPPOL anticipates similar requirements from governments across Europe over the next few years.

Quotes from Basware, Staples and Digfi

So, how fond of PEPPOL are both suppliers, customers and the government? Here are some quotes from Basware, Staples and Difi:

  • Esa Tihilä, Chief Executive Officer, Basware:
    “PEPPOL marks a step forward in open, collaborative commerce. Automating purchase processes, along with a common way of working across Europe, will significantly boost commerce opportunities between private and public businesses of every size.”

    “Basware believes in openness and collaboration between all parties across trading networks.The support we have provided to the PEPPOL initiative is based on recognition and understanding of the importance in providing an EU-wide standard for electronic document exchange upon which organizations can rely to automate their P2P processes.”
  • Olav Astad Kristiansen, Senior Adviser, Difi:
    “The high standards for invoice content set by PEPPOL will ensure public authorities receive better-quality invoices,” said  “The wider business community will also prosper through simpler and more efficient invoicing processes.”
  • Pekka Leppälä, Sales Director, Staples:
    “As a supplier it is essential to be PEPPOL-compliant to meet customer demands. When sales and invoicing processes are harmonized, it makes the relationship between buyer and supplier mutually beneficial and opens up new business opportunities, particularly against our competitors that may not yet be compliant.”

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  1. Carmen Ciciriello

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