Nov 1, 2017 News

The Fall release of the PEPPOL Post-Award artefacts (BIS documents and validation artefacts) has now been published.

The Fall release package and its release notes can be downloaded from


Key point of this release


– Added rules in most documents regarding deprecation of unit codes.

– Added rules in order to ensure existence of anticipated total.

– Added rules in Invoice and Credit note to ensure existence of item name.

– Modified rules in Invoice and Order regarding ItemClassificationCode.

– Added rule in Catalogue to ensure a single item description.


Time plan:

Wednesday 1st of November 2017: Published as released.

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 12:00 CEST: Mandatory use.


Please prepare implementation and support for the release as soon as possible to be ready for the mandatory deadline.


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