PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement On Line) is a set of technical specifications that enables machine-to-machine electronic business transactions. In short, it is the ability to send electronic Purchase Orders, Invoices and other supply chain documents in a standard format and at low cost between different systems providers.
“Implementing the PEPPOL standards is an integral part of our NHS eProcurement Strategy and will create significant efficiency and quality gains that will benefit patients.”
The NHS faces several procurement challenges, one of which is that NHS organisations buy the products they need in different ways. Some of these are inefficient and outdated. PEPPOL offers the opportunity to standardise the way the NHS procures its goods and services and enables both ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’ in the supply chain to focus on adding value and not on correcting errors and manual, time-consuming tasks.
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