In today’s interconnected world, seamless and efficient business transactions are essential for organizations of all sizes. The Peppol network (formerly Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line) has emerged as a game-changer in electronic invoicing and document exchange. With its widespread adoption and increasing significance, it’s crucial to understand the scope and reach of the Peppol network.
This blog post delves into the Peppol network coverage, unveiling the extensive list of Peppol countries with e-invoicing mandates. Whether you’re an organization exploring e-invoicing options or a business already engaged in international trade, this information is essential reading.
Understanding the Peppol network
The Peppol network was initially established to facilitate seamless digital business document exchange within the European Union. However, its influence has transcended geographical boundaries, with various countries worldwide recognizing its benefits and joining the network. Peppol operates on a set of open and interoperable standards, enabling secure and standardized document exchange between trading partners.
Compared to traditional e-invoicing, Peppol offers a simplified and streamlined approach to electronic document exchange. One of the key reasons behind its ease of use is the implementation of Peppol ID. Peppol ID serves as a unique identifier for businesses, eliminating the need for complex registration processes and manual entry of recipient details.
To receive electronic documents such as e-invoices and e-order, you need to have a Peppol ID which your Peppol Access Point can register for you. There is no need for your organization to have your own Peppol ID if you only need to send documents.
Benefits of Peppol network adoption
Adopting electronic document exchange and accessing the Peppol network brings numerous advantages for businesses and public entities. Organizations can streamline their invoicing and document exchange processes by leveraging Peppol’s standardized electronic data interchange (EDI) format Peppol BIS. This not only enhances efficiency but also reduces costs associated with manual handling and errors. Furthermore, Peppol’s secure infrastructure ensures data integrity and confidentiality, bolstering trust among trading partners.
List of countries with Peppol mandates
Now, let’s get to the point – the list of countries currently supported by the Peppol network. Each country’s inclusion in the Peppol network signifies its commitment to embracing modern digitalization trends and facilitating seamless cross-border transactions.
By being a part of the network, these countries enable businesses to leverage the advantages of Peppol for their invoicing and document exchange needs.
|Network||Format B2G||Format B2B||Number of Peppol IDs*|
|Australia||Yes||No||Peppol||Peppol BIS AU-NZ||N/A||29766|
|Gradual roll-out from July 2024||124|
|Cyprus||Yes||No||Peppol under development||Peppol BIS|
|EN compatible formats|
PDF from foreign suppliers
UBL 2.0, 2.1
|Gradual roll-out from July 2024||761|
Federative portals must be connected to Peppol
|Latvia||Yes||No||Peppol||Peppol BIS||E-invoicing mandate for B2B planned for 2025||47|
|Luxembourg||Yes||No||Peppol||Peppol BIS |
|Malaysia||Gradual roll-out from 2026 B2G||Gradual roll-out from 2024 B2B||Peppol combined with CTC||TBD||TBD||–|
|New Zealand||Parts of public sector||No||Peppol||Peppol BIS A-NZ||N/A||8906|
|Peppol BIS SG||N/A||54633|
|United Kingdom||Yes (NHS only)||No||Peppol|
PECOS P2P (Scotland)
The Peppol network has revolutionized how businesses exchange invoices and documents, providing a standardized and secure platform for seamless transactions. Understanding the coverage of the Peppol network is crucial for organizations aiming to expand their international operations or streamline their procurement processes. By leveraging the Peppol network’s global accessibility, businesses can experience enhanced efficiency, reduced costs, and improved collaboration with trading partners.
Learn more, download our definitive guide to Peppol.