Apr 10, 2017 News

Spring release of OpenPEPPOL Validation Artefacts published for review

The spring release of the PEPPOL Post-Award artefacts (BIS documents and validation artefacts) has now been published for review in Joinup.

The spring release package has now been published for review. The spring release includes new validation package, updated BIS documents and release notes.


Spring Release Review Package (save the zip-file locally to review it)

Release notes


Time plan:

Publish date: Monday 10th of April 2017

Deadline for submitting comments is 04-05-2017

Monday 15th of May 2017 12:00 CEST: Publish for release and Mandatory use.

Please implement support for the release as soon as possible.


Validation artefacts are the tools that help parties and service providers to comply with the PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure Agreements (TIA) as they help ensuring that the contents of the exchanged document instances in the PEPPOL network are valid both from a syntactical and semantic point of view. These business rules check for the correctness of the coded values, co-occurrence constraints or calculations. It is therefore necessary to use them before submitting documents to the network, in order to ensure the overall quality of exchanged electronic documents, and thus the overall performance of the network.


Post-Award ‘BIS’ Specifications and Guidelines