It’s as simple as sending an email. Although CloudTrade provides organisations with the option to transfer a file (e.g. XML, UBL, Tradacoms, etc) via their preferred transfer protocol (e.g. SFTP, HTTPS, AS2), by far the most popular method (due to speed and simplicity of set up and use) is for an organisation to simply generate and send a PDF file (e.g. invoice) via email. When a PDF is generated by an application, in almost all instances it will ‘carry’ the document data, as put there by the application that generated it. CloudTrade’s patented technology takes advantage of the data layer within the PDF and maps it direct into the PEPPOL structure. As we act on the data direct from the PDF (no OCR), we can never make the mistakes that OCR make, which is why we are able to offer a 100% quality guarantee.