The NHS' 31 March deadline for e-ordering is nearly here...
are you compliant?
Suppliers need to show to NHS buyers that they can receive purchase orders in PEPPOL format, and send back an invoice by 31st March 2018, with a final deadline of September 30th 2018
PEPPOL is the system the NHS has mandated for e-Procurement and e-Invoicing, as well as the international GS1 standard, and enables the NHS and its private providers to share electronic trading documents over a European-wide network – providing a standardised network for electronic ordering, invoicing and shipping.
Medilink member Kodit, through partnership with IBM, have developed an international solution with two options; to either integrate PEPPOL into companies’ existing ordering systems or to provide access to their own PEPPOL portal.
This portal is priced at £495 per year and comes with a licence and 100 messages. Further message packs can be purchased, and the software can be ready to use within five days of its set up, the latter solution also means companies can avoid integration costs.
Craig Story, the global lead for PEPPOL, based at Kodit said: “It’s vital that companies are ready for the PEPPOL compliance deadlines facing suppliers to the NHS and their e-procurement systems. With so many SME’s unprepared, it’s worrying that many may see their NHS contracts terminated."
Further detail around PEPPOL compliance can be found in an online video, which can be viewed here PEPPOL Kodit Outline
You can also view further info on the Kodit website here
For further information please contact Craig Story of Kodit on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01244 940181