What is Peppol and why is it beneficial?

Simply put, Peppol is a secure global network used by organizations to send standardized invoices electronically. The main advantage of using Peppol is that it ensures your customer will receive and understand your invoices correctly. This makes it easier and faster for them to process, read, and make payments.

So, what exactly is Peppol?

A system that gives you an overview of your business

Peppol is a system that allows for the automatic exchange of invoices between businesses and government accounting systems. It was established in 2008 as a pilot project of the European Commission under the name “Pan-European Public Procurement OnLine” (Peppol).

The goal of Peppol was to enable companies to securely send electronic invoices to all their customers. To achieve this, Peppol provides an international network that includes features like an appointment calendar, a standard invoice format, and applications for e-procurement and e-invoicing.

Organizations use Peppol to securely exchange electronic documents, particularly UBL invoices (UBL2.1). UBL stands for Universal Business Language and is the standard format for electronic invoicing.

What are the advantages of Peppol?

Peppol offers two services in one tool. It standardizes invoices and other necessary documents, if required, and acts as a secure communication channel between organizations.

Here are some key advantages of using Peppol


Peppol requires registration with a unique identification number called the Peppol ID, ensuring clear identification of invoice senders and preventing fraudulent invoices. Additionally, all data transmitted through Peppol is encrypted for enhanced security.

International Reach

Peppol is a European initiative following European standards. By using Peppol, you gain access to a wide range of organizations through a single connection.

    GDPR Compliance

    Peppol automatically adheres to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ensuring that data traffic is handled in accordance with privacy laws.


      All invoice information is available digitally, allowing recipients to process invoices quickly and efficiently. 

          Faster Payments

          Invoices sent through Peppol are delivered directly to the recipient’s accounting system, resulting in faster payment processing.


              How can I connect to the Peppol network?

              To connect to the Peppol network, you need to establish a connection with a Peppol Access Point. You can find a list of certified access points on the Peppol website (link: https://peppol.eu/who-is-who/peppol-certified-aps/). Once connected, you will be assigned a Peppol ID, which enables you to electronically invoice any other organization connected to the European Peppol network.

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