USA e-Invoicing: Why EU’s PEPPOL Offers a Success Template

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Totally agree
gkholman   7/16/2017 4:20:13 PM

I absolutely agree that the PEPPOL model would work well in the United States and in Canada.  There are those who say that the European mindset is sufficiently different to prohibit the concepts from being accepted in North America, but Australia has demonstrated this not to be the case as they have adopted the PEPPOL model for all-industry electronic invoicing across Australia.

For my take on the US Government needing to adopt PEPPOL, please Google "Ken Holman Open Marketplaces" (the EBN site won't let me post a URL) to find my essay titled "Open specifications open marketplaces!" on LinkedIn.

While PEPPOL began for government procurement, it wasn't long before well over half of the transactions across PEPPOL became business-to-business.  And the PEPPOL approach can support any domain for electronic document interchange, not just invoicing and procurement.  For example, transportation documents are also internationally standardized as part of UBL (the document standard used in PEPPOL) and profiles can be created for using those.

More people in North America need to see this and they need to band together to create the profiles and customizations of documents for a deployment suited to the way industry works here.

G. Ken Holman, Chair, OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC - ISO/IEC 19845:2015

p.s. let me try this as a link: linkedin dot com /today/author/gkholman?trk=proof-feed 

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