InfoCert is now an Access Point of the PEPPOL Network: the European Union cross-border e-Procurement system
Tecnoinvestimenti Group strengthens its European positioning in the electronic invoicing market
Rome, April 5nd 2018 – InfoCert (Tecnoinvestimenti Group), the largest Certification Authority in Europe, announces to have successfully completed the certification process to become an Access Point of the PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line) Network, which aims at spreading the use of digital services for cross-border e-Procurement transactions in the European Union.
“InfoCert joining the PEPPOL network represents a major step forward in the evolution of our hub of cross-border Trust services. InfoCert is a main provider of eInvoicing services for the Italian market and, thanks to our involvement in the eIGOR (eInvoicing GO Regional) initiative, a project financed by the European Commission and supervised by AgID (Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale), InfoCert is already able to deploy cross-border e-invoicing solutions to the whole EU market in compliance with the Directive 2014/55/UE” – stated Carmine Auletta, InfoCert’s Chief Innovation Officer. “Being an Access Point of the PEPPOL Network will further strengthens our offering in the e-invoicing EU market, in view of the B2B e-invoicing obligations soon required by all EU member states.”
PEPPOL, founded in 2008 as a result of an initiative of the European Commission, is regulated by OpenPEPPOL since 2012, an international non-profit association founded in Belgium and consisting of both public sector and private members. OpenPEPPOL’s objective is to enable businesses to communicate electronically with any European government institution in the procurement process, thereby increasing efficiencies and reducing costs. PEPPOL enables trading partners to exchange standards-based electronic documents over the PEPPOL network. These documents include e-Orders, e-Advance Shipping Notes, eInvoices, eCatalogues, Message Level Responses, etc.
Thanks to its leadership in trust, regulatory and compliance and leveraging its technological innovative solutions, InfoCert manages cross-border transmission of commercial e-documents, guarantees their compliance with different specific regulations and formats and, finally, promotes and supports the digital transformation of EU enterprises.
Access to the PEPPOL network for the exchange of e-documents is guaranteed by the Access Points, which now includes InfoCert.
InfoCert is the largest Certification Authority in Europe, active in over twenty countries. InfoCert provides digitalization services like eDelivery, eSignature, eSeal and digital preservation of digital documents. InfoCert is also an accredited provider of the SPID (Public System for the management of Digital Identity) identity in Italy.
InfoCert invests significantly in quality and in R&D. The Company holds a significant number of patents while the ISO 9001, 27001 and 20000 quality certifications testify its commitment to the highest levels in the provision of services and in the management of security. InfoCert Information Security Management System is ISO / IEC 27001: 2013 certified for EA activities: 33-35.
InfoCert is a Digital Trust Service Provider fully compliant with the requirements of the eIDAS Regulation (EU Regulation 910/2014) and ETSI EN 319 401 standards. InfoCert owns 80% of the shares of Sixtema SpA, the CNA technology partner, which provides technological solutions and consulting services to SMEs, trade associations, financial intermediaries, professional firms and institutions.
The Tecnoinvestimenti Group reported the following Consolidated results for 2017: Revenues of Euro 181.0 million, EBITDA of Euro 40.6 million and Net profit of Euro 20.3 million. The Group, listed on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange, is one of Italy’s top operators in its three areas of business: Digital Trust, Credit Information & Management and Innovation & Marketing Services. The Digital Trust Business Unit, through the companies InfoCert, Visura and Sixtema, provides products and services for digitalisation, electronic billing, certified e-mail and digital signature, as well as services for professionals, associations and SMEs. InfoCert is also the biggest European Certification Authority. The Credit Information & Management Business Unit, which includes Assicom Ribes, offers decision-making support services such as Chamber of Commerce and real estate information, aggregate reports, summary ratings, decision-making models, and credit assessment and collection services. ReValuta offers real estate services, including appraisals and valuations. The Innovation & Marketing Services Business Unit, through the companies Co.Mark and Warrant Group, offers a platform of advisory services to SMEs, to support them through the phases of growth in production and expansion of their commercial capacity. At 31 December 2017 the employees of the Group totalled 1,187.
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