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OpusCapita Finalises EU-funded Project for AS4 Protocol Integration

Ahti Allikas

I wrote to you a year ago how the EU is a strong driver for future e-invoicing in Europe and how OpusCapita won a grant to participate in an EU development project. We have joined the project in spring 2019 along with a consortium of European EDI providers, LMT Group and project coordinator Universitat de València. Today OpusCapita is officially closing the project AS4EDI which was founded by European Commission and CEF Telecom (Connecting Europe Facility) program to cultivate Electronic Invoicing in Europe.

The Project

The AS4EDI project aimed to provide more compliance and security for the electronic transaction process. As a result of the project we at OpusCapita and other entities that were already using e-delivery services provided by the members of the AS4EDI consortium gained an access to the cross-border exchange of electronic documents, according to the technical specifications of the EU core service platform based on the e-delivery AS4 profile. And our customers will now get the benefit as well because they will be able to benefit from our EU vetted and approved solution.

A Successful Conclusion

I am really proud to announce that we have successfully concluded this project. During the project development, we integrated the AS4 protocol into our PEPPOL Access Point – we went live with Peppol AS4 activities already in February 2020. We have also reused our AS4 capabilities in pilot testing of EESPA interoperability network.

The end of this project means that we can now provide a service to our clients, aligned with the eIDAS Regulation, and responding to the requirements established by the European Union for the electronic delivery of documents.

We are almost at the end of the work also with EURINV project and hopefully I will be able to write you positive news already in August this year.

About AS4EDI
AS4EDI (“European EDI Providers integrating the AS4 eSENS Profile”) is an eDelivery CEF Telecom project co-financed by the European Commission. The consortium is coordinated by Universitat de València in collaboration with LMT Group, it counts with the participation of EDI Providers with a significant expertise: Billit (Belgium), OpusCapita (Finland), Viaduct (Sweden), Calvi (The Netherlands), Generix (France) and NetEDI (UK).

Ahti Allikas has been active in the e-invoicing industry since the year 2000. He currently works as Head of Partners and Networks at OpusCapita, and is responsible for the development of the e-invoicing ecosystem. Ahti is a member of the executive committee of the European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA), member of management committee of the OpenPeppol Association (PEPPOL) and also member of E-Invoicing expert group in the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on E-Invoicing (EMSFEI).

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