OpenPeppol is pleased to announce that the Peppol International Invoice (PINT) became available for use in the Peppol Network with effect from 1st July 2023.
This follows an extensive multi-year preparation process, including a Proof of Concept (PoC) project that involved Service Provider representatives, the four Asia Pacific Peppol Authorities and technical experts from the OpenPeppol Operating Office, together with a wider member review process.
To conclude the development phase and to enable PINT to enter production, the OpenPeppol Managing Committee made several decisions in June 2023:
- approval of technical specifications and policies for PINT BIS Billing and for the Use of Wildcard in Discovery, thereby allowing them to be used in production on the Peppol Network
- for PINT to become an optional specification in all jurisdictions from 1st July 2023, and only becoming mandatory in individual jurisdictions by decision of the relevant Peppol Authority
- to establish a Cross-regional Coordination Board to address, in conjunction with the Post Award Community, future change management requirements
As a next step, the local variants of PINT for Australia-New Zealand, Singapore, and Japan will be finalised and approved for use in production.
Peppol Authorities, supported by the Operating Office, will consult with members to ensure a smooth transition over time to the new PINT specifications. Already, the Japan Peppol Authority has published three PINT-based invoice specifications. The Peppol Authorities in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand are expected to introduce optional PINT-based specifications in the coming months.
André Hoddevik, Secretary General of OpenPeppol, said: “From the outset, Peppol delivered cross-border interoperability within Europe. But the introduction of the PINT methodology is a significant moment in achieving true global interoperability, beginning with eInvoicing. I am grateful for the hard work of all those that participated in bringing this ground-breaking project to a reality”.