EU: 18 DGs, EU Agencies and Institutions adopt eInvoicing using e-PRIOR

18 Directorate-Generals of the European Commission, Executive Agencies and Institutions recently replaced the paper invoicing process by e-PRIOR.

This is the first wave of the eInvoicing roll-out in all DGs, Agencies and Institutions that started with a few suppliers in 2009. The adoption of eInvoicing continues to grow. By the end of 2012, all 49 Directorate-Generals of the Commission and Executive Agencies will be using eInvoicing with IT contractors.

Relevant figures

Here are some relevant figures:

  • 27 supplier companies of the Commission are currently using eInvoicing, sending their invoices through e-PRIOR
  • 4 service providers are interfacing with e-PRIOR and connecting suppliers to e-PRIOR for eInvoicing
  • 2 700 electronic invoices were received in e-PRIOR
  • 1 300 downloads of the Open e-PRIOR software on

About e-PRIOR

e-PRIOR is a service oriented platform, developed by DIGIT, allowing suppliers to exchange standardised eProcurement documents, via a secured communication channel, with the European Commission and its Institutions.

An open-source version of e-PRIOR, called Open e-PRIOR is freely available to the Member States and can be implemented in any public administration.

The platform is connected to PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement OnLine) via its own Access Point, facilitating the cross-border exchange of eProcurement documents between, for example, a public administration in country A with suppliers in country B.

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