LIBRARY

Peppol documentation falls into three categories:

 – OpenPeppol AISBL corporate documents

 – Working Documents

 – Published Peppol Documents

Links to all published Peppol documents and artefacts can be found in the Library below.
 
OpenPeppol AISBL corporate documents

Formal corporate documentation relating to OpenPeppol AISBL is published in the Belgian Crossroads Bank for Enterprises here: (https://kbopub.economie.fgov.be/kbopub/toonondernemingps.html?lang=en&ondernemingsnummer=848934496), which also provides further links to additional corporate and financial information published in the National Gazette and the Central Balance Sheet Office.

Working documents

Working documents are retained in the OpenPeppol Confluence site and have restricted visibility for registered users only. Authorised users from member organisations are invited to email info@peppol.eu to register for access to working documents in the OpenPeppol Confluence site.

Published Peppol documents

These are segmented as follows:

  • Business-level documentation
  • Technical-level documentation
  • Case tudies and publications

Business-level documentation is segmented as follows:

  • Statutes and Operational Procedures
  • Agreements, Procedures and Policies
  • Guides and information

Technical-level documentation is segmented by Domain as follows:

  • eDelivery
  • Post Award
  • Pre Award

Domain-level documentation is segmented as follows:

  • Guides
  • Specifications
  • Tools (codelists, schematrons etc)
  • Policies
The following business-level documentation provides detailed information about the governance arrangements of the Association:
  • OpenPeppol Statutes
  • Peppol Authority Agreement
  • Peppol Service Provider Agreement
  • Internal Regulations for Use of the Peppol Network

The following policies contained in the Internal Regulations for Use of the Peppol Network came into effect on 16th November 2021:

  • Change Management Policy
  • Service Provider Accreditation Policy
  • Peppol Authority Specific Requirements Policy
  • Extended Use of Peppol Policy
  • Compliance Policy

The following policies contained in the Internal Regulations for Use of the Peppol Network will come into effect on 1st July 2022:

  • Entity Identification Policy
  • Data Usage and Reporting Policy
  • Information Security Policy

Click on the individual governance documents in the table to view and download a copy of the documents.

Note that the Policies are contained in the Internal Regulations for Use of the Peppol Network and are not available to be viewed separately.

Note that the Procedures are currently in draft form and will be published following approval.

Support guides

User Guides have been developed:

  • Service Desk
  • Centralised Test Bed

Click on the individual guidance documents in the table below to view and download a copy of the User Guides.

BusinessDocument Name
GovernanceOpenPeppol AISBL Statutes
Peppol Authority Agreement
Service Provider Agreement
Internal Regulations for Use of the Peppol Network
Operational ProceduresChange Management
Extended Use
Issue Reporting and Management
Non-Compliance Management
Onboarding and Accreditation of Peppol Service Providers
Peppol Authority Specific Requirements
Reporting of Statistics
GuidesService Desk User Guide
Test Bed User Guide
OpenPeppol provides members with the following types of technical documentation:
  • Guides
  • Specifications
  • Tools
  • Policies

Technical documentation is provided in the following domains:

  • Peppol Network
  • Post Award
  • Pre Award
  • CTC

Current technical documentation is available by clicking on the relevant item in the summary tables below.

Peppol Network documentation

In the table below, you will find links to technical documentation that defines the implementation of the Peppol Network. Compliance with the specifications is mandatory.

These documents provide the necessary resources to enable access to the Peppol Network and to implement the following components:

  • Access Points, which are gateways that provide a standardised and secure mechanism to exchange different document types within and across geographical domains
  • Service Metadata Publishers (SMPs), who provide the exact location and capabilities of Peppol participants
  • The Service Metadata Locator (SML), which maintains participant IDs and provides a DNS-based mechanism to discover the SMP where the data for a specific participant can be found.

Please submit any requests for changes to the Service Desk.

Specifications Service Metadata Locator (SML)

Specifications

eDeliveryDocument name
GuidesAccess Point implementation guides
Access Point Acceptance Test user guide
Introduction to PKI certification (to be updated)
Updating SML with new SMP certificate
Service Metadata Publisher (SMP)
Business Message Envelope (SBDH)
AS4 Profile
Peppol Directory
ToolseDelivery Code Lists
eDelivery Code Lists Change Log
eDelivery Change Log
Transport Infrastructure Documentation (To be updated)
Links to software – Access Points
Links to software – SMPs
PoliciesTransport Security
Use of Identifiers
ICT Transport Trust Infrastructure Certificate

Post Award documentation

In the table below, you will find links to technical documentation that support the exchange of numerous business documents used in everyday trading between buying and selling organisations.

Peppol BIS 3.0 is the mandatory specification set, effective from 15th November 2019, replacing the previous Peppol BIS 2.0 which was discontinued on 31st December 2019. Release updates are provided in May and November of each year.

Key dates for upcoming releases
Release nameReview datePublication dateMandatory date
May release 2022TBA2022-May-022022-May-30
Nov release 2022TBA2022-Nov-012022-Nov-15

For the next planned release, please submit Requests for Change to

https://openpeppol.atlassian.net/projects/Peppol/queues/custom/1

For eInvoicing in Europe, Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 is a compliant CIUS (Core Invoice Usage Specifications) implementation of the European eInvoicing standard, EN 16931. Organisations receiving eInvoices that are compliant to Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 are compliant with EU eInvoicing Directive 2015/55.

For non-European countries with differing eInvoicing legislation and a Peppol Authority, Service Providers using the Peppol network are mandated to receive eInvoices that comply with the country-specific BIS Billing 3.0 specification, which are conformant extensions to EN16931.

Country-specific specifications have been released for:

  • Singapore
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Japan (draft only, based on the Peppol International Invoice, PINT)

The country-specific specifications for both Singapore and A-NZ follow Peppol BIS Billing 3.0, except for the replacement of VAT rules with Goods and Service Tax (GST) rules. Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 specifications apply with the exceptions listed in the country-specific technical documents.

 

Post AwardDocument Name
GuidesUse of Core Invoice Usage Specification
SpecificationsPeppol BIS Billing 3.0 (Europe)
– Invoice
– Credit Note
SG Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 (Singapore)
– Invoice
– Credit Note
A-NZ Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 (Australia-New Zealand)
– Invoice
– Credit Note
JP Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 (DRAFT) (Japan)
– Invoice
– Credit Note
Other Peppol BIS 3.0
– Order only
– Ordering
– Order Agreement
– Catalogue with response
– Catalogue without response
– Despatch Advice
– Punch Out
– Message Level Response
– Invoice Response
ToolsPeppol BIS Billing 3.0
– Documentation, syntax, rules, codelists
– Schematron files and stylesheet
Validation artefacts for Peppol BIS 3.0 – UBL
Validation artefacts for Peppol BIS 3.0 – CII
Validation artefacts for SG Peppol BIS 3.0
Validation artefacts Other Peppol BIS 3.0
Validation artefacts – earlier releases
PoliciesPeppol Migration BIS 2.0 to BIS 3.0 (Other BIS)

Peppol Pre-Award documentation

In the table below, you will find links to technical documentation that support the exchange of numerous business documents used in pre-award processes undertaken between buying and selling organisations.

As part of the cooperation between OpenPeppol and the European Association of Public eTendering Platform Providers (EUPLAT), a joint position paper has been published to affirm the value of establishing interoperable solutions for the implementation of the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) in Europe.

OpenPeppol and EUPLAT share a common concern for the individual national implementations of the European standards for eTendering. The position paper (follow link in the table below) showcases the mature capability of ESPD to represent best practice for the implementation of standardised procurement messages in the Pre-Award domain.

Pre AwardDocument name
GuidesPeppol BIS eDelivery Guide (Pre Award)
Peppol BIS eDocuments Guide (Pre Award)
SpecificationsP001 Procurement Procedure Subscription
– T001 Subscribe to Procedure
– T002 Subscribe to Procedure Confirmation
P002 Procurement Document Access
– T003 Tender Status Inquiry
– T004 Call for Tenders
P003 Tender Submission
– T005 Tender
– T006 Tender Reception Notification
P004 Call for Tenders Questions and Answers
– T007 Tendering Questions
– T008 Tendering Answers
P005 Tender Clarification
– T009 Tender Clarification Request
– T010 Tender Clarification
P006 Search Notices
– T011 Search Notice Request
– T012 Search Notice Response
P007 Tender Withdrawal
– T013 Tender Withdrawal
– T014 Tender Withdrawal Notification
P008 Publish Notice
– T015 Publish Notice
– T016 Notice Publication Response
P009 Notifying Awarding
– Awarding Notification
ToolsPre Award eDocuments Change Log
Contract Type
Document Status
Document Type
Procedure Type
Procurement Type
Submission Method
T001 Expression Of Interest Request
T002 Expression Of Interest Response
T003 Tender Status Request
T004 Call for Tenders (CENBII)
T004 Call for Tenders (Peppol)
T005 Tender (CENBII)
T005 Tender (Peppol)
T006 Tender Receipt (CENBII)
T006 Tender Receipt (Peppol)
T001 Expression Of Interest Request
T002 Expression Of Interest Response
T003 Tender Status Request
T004 Call for Tenders
T005 Tender
T006 Tender Receipt

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