Currently, the greatest challenge is a further expansion of the Peppol-network. “At the moment we only send half our invoices electronically. So, there certainly is a margin for growth,” Erik adds. “Hence we contact the client to find out if they are ready for us to start invoicing through Peppol”, says Erik. “We usually do this based on data in the Peppol directory.”
And of course, our clients may have specific requirements. Several clients may wish to receive their invoices by email as well, and others would like a PDF attached to the Peppol-invoice. Some clients use Peppol through their accountants, which means that this kind of invoice is not yet part of the client's distribution process. The electronic flow therefore varies from client to client.
“Undoubtedly we will add additional features in the nearby future,” says Erik. “If we start to invoice through the Hermes-network, some other requirements (such as an email address) need to be added to the electronic notification.”