What is PEPPOL and how are documents transferred over the network?

PEPPOL enables trading partners to exchange standards-based electronic documents over the PEPPOL network (based on a 4-corner model). 

These documents include e-Orders, e-Advance Shipping Notes, eInvoices, eCatalogues, Message Level Responses, etc. 

PEPPOL is in use in 32 countries in Europe plus Canada, Singapore and USA with PEPPOL Authorities placed in 12 countries. PEPPOL Access Points connect users to the PEPPOL network and exchange electronic documents based on the PEPPOL specifications. Buyers and suppliers are free to choose their preferred single Access Point provider to connect to all PEPPOL participants already on the network.

PEPPOL is based on three major pillars: 

  • The network (PEPPOL eDelivery Network)
  • The document specifications (PEPPOL Business Interoperability Specifications ‘BIS’)
  • The legal framework that defines the network governance (PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure Agreements – TIA)

CodaBox is a Peppol Access Point certified by the Belgian Peppol Authority, operated by the Belgian government.

More information on Peppol, the country profiles and the access points can be found on the Official Peppol website.

For more information on how documents are transferred, see API documentation.