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Italian Health Public Administration adopts PEPPOL format

Tuesday 1st May, 2018

By the end of this year all of the Health Public Administrations in Italy must use a common and unique channel to transmit purchase orders using the Nodo Smistamento Ordini or better known as NSO.

The electronic orders will be sent by the Italian Public Administration in the European PEPPOL standard format and received from the suppliers through the same channel.

It will also be possible to manage different types of messages, such as notifications of waste, delivery notifications, notifications of interview with the recipient and outcome notification.

In January the MEF (Ministry of Economy and Finance) launched a pilot project phase with TESISQUARE®. TESISQUARE®’s platform has already been chosen by various companies in particular by pharmaceutical and biomedical firms, to complete the tests required by the Public Administration for the effective launch of the NSO channel.

With the digitalisation of the purchasing cycle, the Public Administration will be able to verify in real time the orders sent and consequently, monitor the costs of public spending with an effective decrease in waste. The monitoring will take place not only at the macro level but it will be possible to check the detailed expenditure of each health facility.

Suppliers can benefit from this improvement especially on the administrative / accounting management side. Electronic orders received from the Public Administration can be conveyed directly into the company ERP.