eBuilder's Gateway to the EU's Common eProcurement Solution First to go Live and Deliver to Other EU Countries
STOCKHOLM, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- eBuilder was chosen in 2010 by the Swedish National Financial Management Authority (SNFMA) to provide a "gateway" for the European Union project, Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL).
"eBuilder's Procurement solution delivered as a cloud service has attracted attention worldwide, and now we are building a European network of co-operating partners," says Lars Ringsby, senior vice president of Business Development for eBuilder. "Our solution can be used not only by countries that are PEPPOL participants, but worldwide as well."
"Reaching these milestones makes eBuilder the leader regarding gateway development," says Lars Ringsby,. "And our gateway can even be made available for use by other countries that lack the resources to develop their own gateway."
This is PEPPOL - a European eProcurement project
PEPPOL will set up a pilot solution that facilitates public eProcurement.
Companies in the EU and Norway, including SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), can communicate electronically with EU governmental institutions for all procurement processes.
Governments are the largest buyers in the EU, but lag behind major industries in electronic data exchange with suppliers - government purchases account for around 16% of the EU's GDP, (EUR1,500 billion). Governments want to handle key processes with their suppliers such as tenders, orders, delivery notes, catalogs, invoices, and payments electronically.
Since that time, the eBuilder-provided gateway has accomplished a number of "firsts" within EU eProcurement: 1) it is the first of its kind in Europe; 2) it is the first gateway to go live and be accessible to PEPPOL participants; 3) and the first e-invoice has been successfully transmitted through PEPPOL's infrastructure via the gateway.
eBuilder's growing influence within eProcurement goes beyond its contribution to the PEPPOL project.
eBuilder is the leading global supplier of Cloud Processes that enable companies and organizations to automate, control, and manage their value networks for Travel and Expense Management, Procurement, Order Fulfillment (supply chain), After Sales (supply chain), and Financial Transactions. eBuilder is unique in its ability to deliver multiple standard processes on the same platform and to customize both processes and integrations. Today eBuilder has customers in over 60 countries. Corporate headquarters is in Stockholm, Sweden with regional offices in Australia and Sri Lanka. We have over 500,000 end users.