TrueCommerce UK awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Services Framework Agreement for PEPPOL Access Point Services

COVENTRY, UNITED KINGDOM and MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - November 24, 2016) - TrueCommerce UK, the leading electronic trading managed service provider, has announced today that it has achieved PEPPOL Access Point Certification and has been awarded a coveted place on the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Framework Agreement for PEPPOL Access Point Services.

In April 2014, the Department of Health published the NHS eProcurement strategy, to deliver increased efficiencies and ultimately save the NHS money that could be spent on frontline care. A key element of the strategy was to mandate the use of the global GS1 coding and PEPPOL messaging standards throughout the healthcare sector and its supporting supply chains.

TrueCommerce has built upon its existing PEPPOL health sector experience in Denmark to provide a reliable and proficient electronic trading solution for both NHS trusts and suppliers to enable them to meet the 2017 NHS eProcurement strategy deadline.

TrueCommerce's place on the PEPPOL Access Point Services Framework Agreement and its PEPPOL Access Point Certification means TrueCommerce has the ability to electronically transfer business-critical documents such as orders and invoices between NHS trusts and their suppliers via an accredited and compliant solution.

TrueCommerce's many years of experience will ensure the rollout of its electronic trading solution to the UK healthcare sector will be completed smoothly and efficiently, whilst the all-important and often overlooked ongoing support of the solution will be in safe hands with the UK's most comprehensive managed service.

David Grosvenor, Senior Vice President and General Manager of TrueCommerce Europe added, "TrueCommerce has spent many years perfecting our public sector offering for the Danish Healthcare sector, and we are now pleased to have the opportunity to offer that depth of experience to the NHS and their suppliers in the UK."

The 2014 UK Government eProcurement Strategy outlined the scope and timeline for all NHS bodies to move to electronic trading facilitated by both PEPPOL Transport infrastructure and the GS1 standards. The years following the release of the eProcurement Strategy have seen dramatic progress of this scheme, with three final deadlines now fast approaching. By March 31st 2017, suppliers must be ready to receive orders from NHS access points and by September 30th 2017, all parties must be ready to manage all their ordering and invoicing using PEPPOL standards.

TrueCommerce represents one of only fourteen companies awarded a place on the PEPPOL Access Point Services Framework. TrueCommerce has extensive experience of utilising PEPPOL standards within the public sector. Our combination of UK knowhow and Danish experience allows us to help the NHS deliver on its original promise of saving costs within procurement.

Whilst other public sector contracting bodies have not yet been mandated to use the PEPPOL standard as the NHS have, the PEPPOL Access Point Services Framework Agreement will provide them with a route to comply with that Directive 2014/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.

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TrueCommerce in Europe is the brand name that brings together three market leading EDI vendors in Europe: Wesupply, Atlas Products and HighJump B2Bi. TrueCommerce Europe delivers the next generation of EDI and e-Invoicing managed service to companies large and small looking to improve efficiency and reduce cost. TrueCommerce Europe is part of the global TrueCommerce and HighJump business serving 15,000 customers with almost 800 staff deployed.

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