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Procurement application services intended for micro-enterprises being surveyed

The vision of the Real-Time Economy project for 2030 is to build a national digital ecosystem for business actors that would be compatible with similar systems in other Nordic countries. In it, procurement messages and financial information are transmitted between the systems of the different parties seamlessly, in real time and securely.

One of the key goals of the project is to promote digital procurement in companies of all sizes, regardless of industry. In particular, the project aims to secure the opportunity for micro-enterprises to participate in public-sector procurements. Finland wants to promote procurement messages defined by the Peppol network used in Europe, such as product catalogue, order, order confirmation and invoice.

A micro-enterprise refers to a company with less than 10 employees and a turnover of less than €2 million or a balance sheet total of less than €2 million. In 2020, there were a total of 336,235 actively operating companies in Finland, of which 92.4%, or 310,939, were micro-enterprises.

The Real-Time Economy project is now studying what kinds of procurement application services for micro-enterprises based on Peppol specifications are available on the market. In a survey open to all suppliers, we ask you to describe the procurement service and its Peppol compatibility. The response time for the survey has been extended until 10 August 2022 at 4 p.m.. Together with the respondents, we will continue a more detailed evaluation of the offering in August.

The State Treasury participates as one of the implementing agencies of the Real-Time Economy project in the implementation of this open survey for all potential service providers. We treat responses confidentially and according to the State Treasury’s data protection statement.

To the application service survey (the link opens in a new tab)

Inquiries about the survey:

What is Peppol, and other additional information about the digitalisation of procurement

, Updated 3.8.2023 at 10:34