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The Peppol Industry Committee looks to support software developers and interested parties involved in developing and adopting eInvoicing solutions in Australia, New Zealand and across the Peppol network. This Committee is currently co-chairing the A-NZ Peppol All Stakeholders Working Group and associated focus groups.

Understanding that Peppol is more than just eInvoicing, this Committee will also have a focus on other eDelivery opportunities for our members and the wider eInvoicing community.

Committee Members

Chair: Matt Lewis (DSPANZ & Capability Wise) & Simon Foster (DSPANZ & Xero)
Members: Abby Lee (Pagero), Ann White (OZEDI), Rick Harvey (Layer Security), Sagie Shaposhnykov (Pagero), Sam Hassan (Link4).

How to Participate

Each year the membership of this Committee is refreshed and members can express their interest in joining. In the meantime, members can keep up to date with this Committee through the communication group where updates and information about activities and events are shared. Members can find more information about this here

Members can also participate in the Peppol category of the Forum and in the Slack channel. 

Monthly A-NZ Service Provider Community Meetings
This committee hosts monthly A-NZ Service Provider Community meetings which are open to all those interested in e-invoicing, both members and non-members. Contact us for an invite to the next meeting. Meeting summaries can be accessed here.

Committee Materials

History of DSPANZ and eInvoicing

DSPANZ has had a vital role in progressing A-NZ eInvoicing since 2015. Our role so far has included:

  • June 2022 - Signed Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation with EESPA
  • February 2022 - Provided a submission to Treasury's Supporting business adoption of eInvoicing consultation
  • November 2021 - Co-chaired the first A-NZ Peppol All Stakeholders Working Group
  • May 2021 - $15.3 million allocated in the budget to encourage the adoption of e-invoicing
  • December 2020 - A-NZ Industry Practice Statements are published on the A-NZ peppol GitHub
  • July 2020 - Invoice status and content workshops kick off co-chaired by ABSIA, ATO and MBIE. The intention is to develop an ANZ "Best Practice" implementation guide for e-invoice content and message response.
  • June 2020 - ABSIA submits to the ATO and MBIE's e-invoicing discussion paper on invoice status communication and kicks off monthly e-invoicing meetings for members and e-invoicing community.
  • December 2019 - First group of Australian accredited service providers live on the Peppol network.
  • December 2019 - The first e-invoice was sent in New Zealand.
  • November 2019 - ABSIA Members and Board Members attend the New Zealand launch of Peppol.
  • October 2019 - ABSIA's Simon Foster and Member Rick Harvey attend OpenPeppol face to face meeting where new Peppol branding is launched.
  • August 2019 - ABSIA submitted to the ATO and MBIE's consultation process for localised Peppol standards.
  • June 2019 - ABSIA hosted a follow up Peppol webinar for members. Materials can be accessed here.
  • April 2019 - ABSIA hosted a Peppol training webinar for interested software developers. Materials from this webinar can be accessed via our Forum here.
  • April 2019 - ABSIA presents at the Australian and New Zealand Government's 'Get ready for PEPPOL e-invoicing' engagement forum.
  • March 2019 - ABSIA sends a delegate to the 11th OpenPEPPOL General Assembly in Belgium alongside the Australian and New Zealand governments.
  • March 2019 - ABSIA joins OpenPEPPOL as an observer organisation. Peppol joins ABSIA as a Business Member.
  • January 2019 - ABSIA representatives meet with Peppol and the Trans Tasman Working Group and advise transition to Peppol standard.
  • January 2019 - ABSIA representative attends the official launch of Singapore's Peppol e-invoicing network and participates in the IMDA training workshop for software developers.
  • December 2018 - ABSIA represents the software industry at the Trans-Tasman Ministerial Roundtable on e-invoicing in Sydney - and recommends that the Trans Tasman Working Group re-examines the Peppol standard.
  • October 2018 - ABSIA hosts an international conference on e-invoicing for software developers in Melbourne. Members and software developers from across the Asia Pacific attend. Presenters include Australian Federal and State governments, the New Zealand government and the Infocomm Media Development Authority in Singapore.
  • October 2018 - ABSIA prepares a submission for Treasury representing the considered views of the software industry on the governance model and approach for Trans-Tasman e-invoicing.
  • February 2017 - ABSIA chairs the Governance Working Group for the Digital Business Council on e-invoicing. ABSIA is also represented on the Technical Working Group, DCL Working Group and Semantic Working Group.
  • October 2016 - ABSIA members (Squirrel Street and Ozedi) demonstrate the interoperability of the Digital Capability Locator using the draft Australian DBC e-invoicing standards at the ABSIA annual conference.
  • September 2016 - ABSIA stands up a prototype Digital Capability Locator (DCL) for members and developers for testing purposes.
  • November 2015 - ABSIA is a founding member of the Digital Business Council. The Digital Business Council was established to help government understand the makeup and technical frameworks for a modern digital Australian economy.

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