Wednesday 9th September, 2020
Denmark is taking the next step in digitalising its purchasing process by rolling out the mandatory use of electronic catalogues and electronic orders through the Peppol Network. The country has long-term plans of enhancing the buying and selling process for businesses towards public authorities through their involvement with Peppol.
From 1 January 2022, public administrations within the country will be required to make part of their purchases electronically, by creating e-orders via e-catalogues, for certain categories of goods and services. Suppliers will receive these document types electronically via an accredited Peppol Service Provider.
E-documents are to be sent through the NemHandel platform, which began integration with the Peppol network in 2017. Peppol is an open network which makes e-procurement between suppliers of goods and services and public authorities easy, efficient and secure.
Since 18 April 2020, Danish public authorities have been able to receive Peppol e-invoices via the Peppol Network. All public authorities must be affiliated with the Peppol Network via Nemhandel’s Business Register. Peppol-based e-catalogues and e-orders will be mandatory for public entities from 2022.
Suppliers must be able to receive e-orders and have e- catalogues on the covered purchasing categories. The purchasing categories are already e-commerce mature. Once suppliers have received an e-order, they can convert it to an e-Invoice. Order placement and invoicing will take place electronically and automatically without the need for manual intervention.