On May 1st 2018, the activities of project (Action 2017-EU-IA-0108) funded by the European Commission to upgrade the CEF eDelivery infrastructure officially started. IT Sligo was the project coordinator and other consortium members were Pagero AB, Document Centric Solutions (DCS) and Tubbercurry Software.
The aim of this action was to upgrade the existing eDelivery solutions of Pagero and Document Centric Solutions (from the AS2 to AS4 profile) to comply with the requirements set in the eIDAS Regulation and to promote the cross-border exchange of electronic documents in Ireland and Sweden.
However, during the analysis phase, the project partners identified several technical issues with the AS4 open source implementations available on the market, such as the lack of interoperability of the Oxalis Open Source with other systems, leading to changes in the original plans.
Following a detailed technical assessment, Pagero decided to switch to a Domibus implementation. Document Centric Solutions, instead, faced challenges with the Microsoft.Net implementation, since the AS4 libraries had been deprecated.
By September 2019, both Pagero and Document Centric Solutions successfully implemented the CEF eDelivery specifications, supporting the four-corner model and dynamic discovery functionality in their existing solutions. The electronic documents exchanged were the Purchase Order and the Order Response.
The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) in Telecom is a key EU instrument to facilitate cross-border interaction between public administrations, businesses and citizens, by deploying digital service infrastructures (DSIs) and broadband networks. Supported projects will contribute to the creation of a European ecosystem of interoperable and interconnected digital services that sustain the Digital Single Market.
About Tubbercurry Software Ltd
Tubbercurry Software is an SME software development company based in the Sligo.
They combine 40+ years’ experience with innovative technologies to provide successful software solutions to businesses in all sectors and locations. With employees embedded in European standards development of eProcurement documents Tubbercurry has significantly contributed with advancement in this area both nationally and at EU level.
Pagero AB based in Sweden has over 20 offices throughout the world and is an existing PEPPOL Access Point Provider. Its stated aim is to assist companies to digitise, automate, capture and interpret data so that they can connect and engage with any business partner accurately and reliably through a single connection to our cloud-based network.
About Document Centric Solutions (DCS)
DCS is an Irish company with offices in the UK and is an existing PEPPOL Access Point Provider to the Irish Department of Education and Skills and the Irish Local Authority Sector. DCS is also providing a SAAS online Purchase To Pay solution to over 50% of the Sector. DCS has over 3,000 users in 250 schools in Ireland. In the UK, over 20 third level institutions use the DCS-E-Purchasing and the DCS-E-Payables to process purchase orders and invoices.