PEPPOL enables documents like orders and invoices to be exchanged in a standard way between buyers and suppliers, without manual intervention.
NHS buyers and suppliers connect to a PEPPOL access point. Electronic invoices, orders and other purchase related documents are sent / received via the buyer’s Access Point to the supplier via the supplier’s own Access Point.
This ‘four cornered model’ allows an NHS buyer to trade with ANY supplier connected to PEPPOL. Similarly, a supplier can trade with all NHS buyers (and other public and private sector organisations) connected PEPPOL. Connect once, trade with many!