This Q&A is an excerpt from our September 8, 2016 webinar: How to Leverage PEPPOL to Improve Your Invoicing Operations, presented by Martin Hellquist, Product Manager, eInvoicing Services
Question [Audience Member]: I work in invoicing. What are the benefits PEPPOL provides from an invoicing perspective?
Answer [Martin Hellquist]: Well, the benefit is mainly that as the number of recipients available on PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement Online) grows, you will be able to reach more and more through PEPPOL as a channel—especially if you do cross-border invoicing. This is because e-invoicing within one country is typically quite developed because the operators—they know each other, they have gateways to each other, and so on—so it’s quite easy to reach everyone now within one country. But if you go cross-border—I mean most of us, no surprise, we are a bit regional—so if I, for instance, need to reach a new invoice recipient in, let’s say Czech Republic or wherever, I may not be connected to that supplier the recipient is using there. So I would need to set up a gateway to that operator before I can send them an invoice to the recipient. But if the recipient is reachable on PEPPOL, I don’t need to worry about that.