Legal Compliance in EU E-invoicing: PEPPOL

In 2014, both the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union officially adopted E-invoicing Directive 2014/55/EU, which states that all European Public Administration entities will be obliged to receive and process STRUCTURED electronic invoices sent by their suppliers.

Compliance deadlines:

  • 18th April 2019 - European CENTRAL AND FEDERAL administration authorities
  • 18th April 2020 - European REGIONAL AND LOCAL administration authorities


What is OpenPEPPOL?

OpenPEPPOL is a non-profit international association that manages the development and maintenance of the PEPPOL Network. A PEPPOL-based solution can be used by a company to send and receive e-invoices using one of the certified PEPPOL Access Points.


What are PEPPOL Access Points?

PEPPOL Access Points are e-invoicing solution providers who offer services fully compliant with the PEPPOL Network requirements. If a company is a certified PEPPOL Access Point, all clients can exchange their electronic documents with other participants of the network.

Comarch: a certified PEPPOL Access Point

Comarch is a member of the OpenPEPPOL association and a certified PEPPOL Access Point. As a global provider of advanced IT systems and services for business automation, Comarch enables the rapid and reliable exchange of electronic documents with all public administration entities registered in the PEPPOL Network. Comarch also guarantees that its services are fully compliant with legal requirements, and ensures the correct processing of electronic documents in different countries, including via the PEPPOL-based solution, through dedicated national systems such as those in Italy, France, Hungary, Ukraine and Turkey.

To learn more, download e-book:

Peppol: The Background, the Basics and the Benefits



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