Do your customers ask for e-invoices and want them delivered via Peppol? Then connect your own ERP software to Peppol. In this article, we explain why that is useful and how you can do it.
Why connect my ERP software to Peppol?
The number of organisations asking suppliers for e-invoices is increasing. In addition to the central government, more and more local authorities and companies are asking for e-invoices. In addition, they want to receive the e-invoice via a secure channel such as Peppol. E-invoicing via Peppol is slowly becoming the standard. You may now have one or a few customers who want to receive their invoices in this way, but this number will certainly increase. With a connection to Peppol, you are ready for the future and sending an e-invoice to a new customer is very easy.
Who can I send e-invoices to via Peppol?
As an SME, it is not always easy to address a large company about its payment behaviour. There is, however, a way to speed up the processing of your invoice and, as a result, you can send e-invoices to all organisations connected to the network. Peppol has a register that senders can consult and, if the recipient is connected, an e-invoice can be sent automatically. You can read more about it in this article.
How should I connect my ERP software to Peppol?
A Peppol Access Point provider, such as tradeinterop, can help you connect your ERP software to Peppol. Your Access Point provider ensures that the XML format generated by your software is converted to the Peppol format. In addition, your provider will, for example, ensure that your link is kept up-to-date, so that you don’t have to worry about it yourself. You can also read more about it in this case study.
What is the lead time?
The lead time of a connection depends very much on the requirements and the possibilities available in the software. If you opt for the simplest connection, it can be done in a few hours. If the process requires more fine-tuning and adjustments, the lead time is generally a week or two.
What are the costs for a connection to Peppol?
Most providers charge a fee per transaction. Generally, it does not matter how many different customers you send e-invoices to. Depending on the requirements and capabilities of the existing software, implementation costs may be charged. Do you want to know what the costs of a connection to Peppol are for your organisation? Then feel free to contact us without obligation.