Interoperability – The Right Thing, the Right Way

The Right Thing A few months ago, in a relatively short period, I attended three industry events related to electronic trade: the OpenPEPPOL General Assembly, the Miami eInvoicing Exchange Summit and the General Assembly of EESPA (European Einvoicing Service Providers Association). The overarching theme running through each of these events was “global interoperability” and how […]

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IBM OnDemand Webinar – 5 Factors to consider when picking a PEPPOL provider

Webinar Summary The Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) electronic trade standard enables interoperable document exchange over its network.  Although PEPPOL started in the European Union electronic public procurement, already it’s spreading across the globe. Use PEPPOL standardisation and interoperability to take control of your electronic trade. Learn about the key factors that can help you choose […]

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OnDemand Webinar – PEPPOL Impact and adoption in Europe, USA and beyond

Webinar Summary The Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) electronic trade standard enables government organizations and private companies to exchange electronic trading documents over its network. While PEPPOL started in the European Union to establish standards for electronic public procurement, it’s now being adopted across the globe. Join our Panel Discussion webinar to hear PEPPOL and […]

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PEPPOL News April 2019

I would like to share with you some news items that have come up this past month, as well as from the recent OpenPEPPOL General Assembly. The PEPPOL network now reaches over 190,000 direct addressable entities- up almost 400% from the beginning of 2016 at 51,000. In France there are another approx. 150,000 public sector […]

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PEPPOL and the Future of EDI – IBM WhitePaper

PEPPOL and the Future of EDI – IBM Point-of-view I’m delighted to present an updated version of IBM’s Future of EDI – Point-of-view whitepaper.  PEPPOL is gaining increasing traction across Europe and the world, and spreading from it’s Business-to-Government trade roots into common B2B usage. Read how PEPPOL standardization, together with “old-world” EDI and new […]

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Supercharging the VAN –> (Value Added Network)

Supercharging the VAN (IBM’s EDI Value Added Network) If you’re researching the topic of PEPPOL and the EDI VAN network, I probably don’t need to explain that how Value Added Networks (VAN) were created, generally decades ago, by daisy-chaining individual e-business service provider’s EDI networks to send or receive electronic trade documents to distant trading […]

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Singapore adopts PEPPOL – Now what?

Singapore adopts PEPPOL – Now what?   I was honoured to be part of the Singapore PEPPOL launch event on May 21st, which confirmed Singapore as the 1st country outside of Europe to adopt PEPPOL. HERE is the announcement from the Singapore IMDA, who will play the role of Singapore’s PEPPOL Authority. Having observed a […]

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PEPPOL for Dinner

IBM has designed an array of flexible PEPPOL Services to meet the needs of our worldwide clients and Partners. Which is your favourite? Over the past many years of PEPPOL and EDI leadership, IBM has recognized that a One-Size-Fits-All approach will not suit most Buyers and Sellers. To this end, we have designed a tasty […]

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IBM is UBL-Ready for Netherlands

IBM is UBL_Ready for Netherlands IBM recently certified as #UBL-Ready for Dutch trade.         UBL-Ready Participants This certification underscores IBMs commitment both to the PEPPOL project, as well as it’s Dutch implementation as SimplerInvoicing. IBM Netherlands can now invoice the Dutch public sector as a supplier of goods and services. Also, as […]

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Ireland launches PEPPOL Authority

Ireland launches PEPPOL Authority Last week’s launch of Ireland’s new PEPPOL Authority is another positive step towards harmonisation of electronic procurement and invoicing systems and regulations across Europe, and beyond. The role of the Authority will be to facilitate the rollout of PEPPOL in Ireland. To get a sense of what can be achieved, we […]

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Pick IBM PEPPOL!

Pick IBM PEPPOL! In 2 previous posts (here, and here), I’ve considered various topics around “How to pick a PEPPOL Provider?” Deliberately, I took a non-partisan view and was pleasantly surprised when I found some of my competitors and potential clients were using my material to explain the “why” and “how” of PEPPOL to their […]

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PEPPOL is a strategic opportunity. Are you ready?

PEPPOL is a strategic opportunity for your competitors. Is your business ready? Join Ger Clancy, IBM Offering Manager for e-Invoicing and PEPPOL, in this recorded webinar, as he guides you easier B2B and B2G e-Commerce in a globalised business environment. Leave with actionable takeaways that you can implement in your organization. Reduce complexity and dependency […]

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PEPPOL Directory matures

PEPPOL Directory matures: I last wrote about PEPPOL Directory in Feb 2017, when the project received formal approval from OpenPEPPOL to deploy its “Yellow Pages” style lookup service to production. The service launched in June 2017, but I waited with an update until the adoption had begun to properly pick up. Last week the Italian […]

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IBM PEPPOL – Complexity Made Simple

IBM PEPPOL – Complexity Made Simple See how IBM’s PEPPOL Offering can energise your European trade . We Should Talk!! http://www-05.ibm.com/services/uk/peppol/

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IBM PEPPOL 40 seconds

IBM PEPPOL 40 seconds A quick look at IBM’s PEPPOL Point-of-View in 40-ish seconds. A catalyst for simplification, productivity and cost-savings! We Should Talk!! http://www-05.ibm.com/services/uk/peppol/

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PEPPOL Directory Deployment approved!!

PEPPOL Directory deployment approved by OpenPEPPOL!! In the past days, we received OpenPEPPOL’s approval to deploy PEPPOL Directory to full production asap.  This is great news, and the culmination of nearly 3 years of intense work. Back in May 2014, we began looking for a better way to help PEPPOL users to derive more benefit […]

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PEPPOL Directory marches on

PEPPOL Directory getting closer It’s time for a status update on PEPPOL Directory, and share some good news after more than 2 years of hard work. We set out to find a way of helping PEPPOL users derive more benefit from their investments. “There must be an easier way” to discover and connect with new […]

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PEPPOL – Here to Help

PEPPOL – Here to Help Here is a short video, also available on Youtube that explains how PEPPOL can simplify your electronic trade and save you money. My IBM Homepage: ibm.biz/GerClancy

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eTendering – Creating single European Market

eTendering – Creating a Single European Market IBM has long been involved in the e-SENS (Electronic Simple European Networked Services) project. The overarching goal of eSENS is to break down electronic barriers and enable a truly unified EU, allowing private and public sector communicate and trade effectively and securely across borders. One part of the […]

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Netherlands Belgium start PEPPOL eInvoicing

PEPPOL eInvoice start dates announced in NL + BE Netherlands Belgium start PEPPOL eInvoicing Netherlands As PEPPOL accelerates across Europe, the Dutch public sector announced recently it will ask suppliers to send PEPPOL eInvoices from January 1st 2017. Dutch PEPPOL announcement Belgium / Flanders Furthermore, on January 1st 2017, the Belgian region of Flanders also […]

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