CloudTrade, the leading provider of cloud based e-invoicing and e-document processing services, today announced that its range of public sector services will be available on the new PEPPOL framework. As a PEPPOL Access Point, CloudTrade will provide users with a gateway into the PEPPOL network to send and receive business documents – such as invoices, purchase orders and advanced shipping notices – in a standard electronic way between buyers and sellers, without any manual intervention.
Richard Manson, Commercial Director of CloudTrade, comments: “As one of seven providers who worked with the Department of Health on the initial PEPPOL Demonstration of Technology in 2015, there is no doubt in my mind that the PEPPOL framework will simplify eProcurement, as well as the selection and award process for public sector work, which opens up new and exciting opportunities to SMEs.
“PEPPOL is a central pillar of the UK Government’s eProcurement strategy for the National Health Service (NHS) and was conceived as a way of creating a cross border messaging standard to enable suppliers to trade with public sector organisations across Europe. The PEPPOL framework will increase the use of eProcurement within the NHS and makes trading with the NHS easier for business of all sizes.”
Public sector organisations, in addition to organisations within the National Health Service, will now be able to access the full range of CloudTrade’s PEPPOL services, including its e-invoicing via the framework.
How PEPPOL Works For Buyers
CloudTrade’s NHS customers are now able to access an established community of NHS suppliers, already connected to the PEPPOL Network, ensuring the fastest and highest supplier adoption rates in the market.
An NHS buyer can connect to the PEPPOL network via the CloudTrade Access Point to send and receive electronic invoices, orders and other purchase related documents to and from suppliers. This ‘four cornered model’ will allow an NHS buyer to trade with any supplier connected to PEPPOL. Similarly, a supplier will be able to trade with all NHS Buyers (and other public and private sector organisations) on PEPPOL.
How PEPPOL Works For Suppliers
CloudTrade removes many of the barriers to adoption for suppliers and makes it as easy as possible for them to connect to the PEPPOL framework. CloudTrade offers a range of solutions to suit all organisations, irrespective of their technical maturity, to connect to the CloudTrade Access Point and into the PEPPOL network.
Find out more about the PEPPOL framework by signing up for one of our webinars at http://www.cloudtradenetwork.com/resources/webinars.