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1 Peppol Authoritiets
  • Government entities acting as Peppol Authorities
2 Service Providers
  • Organisations that provide Access Point (AP) and Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) services on the Peppol Network
2a Candidate Service Providers – Access Point and SMP
  • For newly joining members, not authorised to offer services in any Service Domains.
  • Not certified for any Peppol Dataset Types or Peppol Network capabilities but may apply for test AP + SMP certificates.
2b
Candidate Service Providers – Access Point only
  • For newly joining members, not authorised to offer services in any Service Domains.
  • Not certified for any Peppol Dataset Types or Peppol Network capabilities but may apply for test AP certificates only.
2c
Candidate Service Providers – SMP only
  • For newly joining members, not authorised to offer services in any Service Domains.
  • Not certified for any Peppol Dataset Types or Peppol Network capabilities but may apply for test SMP certificates only.
2d
Certified Service Providers – Access Point and SMP
  • Includes authorisation to offer AP and SMP services in Post-Award, Pre-Award and ACL Service Domains.
  • Includes certification for mandatory Peppol Business Interoperability Specifications (Peppol BIS) and other Peppol Dataset Types made mandatory to use in the Peppol Network and mandatory Peppol Network requirements in the Service Domains and jurisdictions authorised.
2e Certified Service Providers – Access Point Only
  • Includes authorisation to offer AP services in Post-Award and Pre-Award Service Domains.
  • Includes certification for mandatory Peppol Business Interoperability Specifications (Peppol BIS) and other Peppol Dataset Types made mandatory to use in the Peppol Network and mandatory Peppol Network requirements in the Service Domains and jurisdictions authorised.
2f Certified Service Providers – Access Point Only
  • Includes authorisation to offer SMP services in the ACL Service Domain.
  • Includes certification for mandatory Peppol Network requirements in the Service Domains and jurisdictions authorised.
3 End Users of Peppol Based Services
  • public and private sector buyers
  • suppliers
  • other end users of Peppol-based services
We also encourage other associations, academic institutions, trade bodies and related IT solution providers to join the OpenPeppol community as Observers. As Associate Members, Observers may attend OpenPeppol meetings but are not eligible to vote or take up elected positions.
Quick Facts:
  • End Users are not required to become members of OpenPeppol to send or receive Peppol-based messages
  • End Users that become OpenPeppol members can participate in our End User Community to influence the development and reach of Peppol

Benefits

By becoming a member of OpenPeppol, public and private sector organisations have a unique opportunity to join forces and drive the adoption of common standards, process automation and connectivity around the world

OpenPeppol members can:

  • influence the adoption of common standards
  • ensure the relevance and usability of Peppol specifications and services
  • influence the expansion of Peppol specifications into new areas of use
  • access a wide group of large and small organisations from a variety of public and private sectors

Members of OpenPeppol communities can:

  • attend and vote at the General Assembly
  • apply for appointment to elected positions
  • join regular face-to-face and web community meetings
  • join work groups established within a community

Obligations

Members of OpenPeppol are expected to participate, on a volunteer basis, in the activities of relevant Domain and Stakeholder Communities to ensure a collaborative approach to the work of the Association.

As a condition of membership, all OpenPeppol members and associate members shall:

  • accept the Statutes of the Association
  • pay the relevant subscription fees

More details about the Statutes and Agreements can be found by following the ‘Support’ link below.

Additionally, full members shall, as a minimum:

  • join their relevant Stakeholder Community
  • in the case of Peppol Authorities, join the eDelivery Community
  • in the case of Service Providers, join the eDelivery and at least one other Domain Community

Members may also optionally participate in additional Domain Communities in line with their areas of interest.

OpenPeppol membership fee structure

Upon registration, for Peppol Authority members, the sign-up fee and the annual fee is payable in full.

Upon registration, for all other member categories, the sign-up fee is payable in full, together with the Candidate Service Provider annual fee, which is pro-rata for the remainder of the calendar year, including the month of joining. The annual fee is then paid in advance for each subsequent calendar year.

Upon certification, the Service Provider is billed the difference between the Certified Service Provider annual fee and the Candidate Service Provider annual fee, which is pro-rata for the remainder of the calendar year.

Notes:

  1. These fees apply to all new members joining from 1 July 2024 onwards.
  2. For members who joined before 1 July 2024, these fees apply from 1 January 2025.
  3. Other membership sub-categories and fees may be set at any time by decision of the OpenPeppol Managing Committee
Ref 2024-2025 Membership Categories and Fees
1 Peppol Authority Sign-up Annual
Post-Award + Pre-Award + Capability Lookup
25.000
25.000
National Domains
12.500
12.500
  • These fees apply for new Peppol Authorities. For Peppol Authorities that joined until 2023, interim provisions may apply.
  • Additional fees apply for national requirements beyond standardised Peppol specifications.
All fee amounts in Euros (€)
2 Service Provider
2a Candidate Service Providers – Access Point and SMP Sign-up Annual
S1 size organisations (1-10 employees) 1.750 2.650
S2 size organisations (11-50 employees) 2.000 3.550
S3 size organisations (51-250 employees) 4.000 4.950
S4 size organisations (251-2500 employees) 4.500 6.250
S5 size organisations (>2500 employees) 5.000 7.600
2b Candidate Service Providers – Access Point only Sign-up Annual
S1 and S2 size organisations (1-50 employees) 1.025 1.800
S3 size organisations (51-250 employees) 2.100 2.900
S4 size organisations (251-2500 employees) 2.400 4.000
S5 size organisations (>2500 employees) 2.750 5.100
2c Candidate Service Providers – SMP only Sign-up Annual
S1 and S2 size organisations (1-50 employees) 1.025 1.800
S3 size organisations (51-250 employees) 2.100 2.150
S4 size organisations (251-2500 employees) 2.4oo 2.450
S5 size organisations (>2500 employees) 2.750 2.750
2d Certified Service Providers – Access Point and SMP Sign-up Annual
S1 size organisations (1-10 employees) n/a 4.150
S2 size organisations (11-50 employees) n/a 5.050
S3 size organisations (51-250 employees) n/a 6.450
S4 size organisations (251-2500 employees) n/a 7.750
S5 size organisations (>2500 employees) n/a 9.100
2e Certified Service Providers – Access Point only Sign-up Annual
S1 and S2 size organisations (1-50 employees) n/a 2.800
S3 size organisations (51-250 employees) n/a 3.900
S4 size organisations (251-2500 employees) n/a 5.000
S5 size organisations (>2500 employees) n/a 6.100
2f Certified Service Providers – SMP only Sign-up Annual
S1 and S2 size organisations (1-50 employees) n/a 2.300
S3 size organisations (51-250 employees) n/a 2.650
S4 size organisations (251-2500 employees) n/a 2.950
S5 size organisations (>2500 employees) n/a 3.250
3 End User of Peppol Based Services Sign-up Annual
S1 and S2 size organisations (1-50 employees) 625 1.250
S3 size organisations (51-250 employees) 1.600 2.400
S4 size organisations (251-2500 employees) 1.600 3.500
S5 size organisations (>2500 employees) 1.600 4.300
4 Observer Sign-up Annual
All organisations 200 1.000
All fee amounts in Euros (€)

Membership Application Form

Candidate members must submit a completed and signed Application Form, which can be obtained by writing to: membership@peppol.eu 

Please sign and email a PDF copy of your completed Application Form to membership@peppol.eu and the OpenPeppol Operating Office will review the application and notify you of the next steps to become a member. 

Participation

On application, Peppol Authority and Service Provider candidate members must nominate which of the four Domain Communities in which they will participate:

  • eDeC – eDelivery Community
  • PoAC – Post Award Community
  • PrAC – Pre Award Community
  • CTCC – CTC Community

Please note that participation in:

  • eDeC is mandatory for all Peppol Authorities and Service Providers
  • PoAC is mandatory for all Post Award Service Providers
  • PrAC is mandatory for all Pre Award Service Providers

In addition to the mandatory participation requirements, Peppol Authorities, Service Providers and End User members may also choose to participate in any other Domain Community

Quick Facts:
  • End Users are not required to become members of OpenPeppol to send or receive Peppol-based messages
  • End Users that become OpenPeppol members can participate in our End User Community to influence the development and reach of Peppol

Legal Agreements

Peppol Authorities sign the Peppol Authority Agreement with OpenPeppol.

Service Providers sign the Peppol Service Provider Agreement with the Peppol Authority in the jurisdiction where they are based.

Where no Peppol Authority exists within the jurisdiction where they are based, Service Providers can sign the Service Provider Agreement with OpenPeppol, which acts as the Coordinating Authority.

The Peppol Authority Agreement and the Service Provider Agreement can be downloaded from the Library.

Peppol services are provided to End User members by Peppol-accredited Service Providers and are subject to commercial agreements agreed between the two parties.

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