Jan 29, 2019 News

OpenPEPPOL Post-Award Spring Release 2019


The Spring 2019 maintenance release of PEPPOL BIS specifications has been initiated.


Key dates are the following:


February 14th:  Cut off date for Requests for Changes.

March 21st:  Initiation of a 2 week review period, ending on April 4th

May 1st:  Publication of the 2019 Spring Release.

May 15th:  Spring Release becomes effective, i.e. for a given BIS this release must be used.


Please submit your Requests for Change before end of day February 14th to the PEPPOL Service Desk at:




Requests for changes to the following specifications will be considered in the Spring Release 2019.


BIS specifications that will be mandatory on May 15th.


PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0 (optional until April 18th)

PEPPOL BIS 1A Catalogue Only

PEPPOL BIS 3A Order Only

PEPPOL BIS 18A Punch Out

PEPPOL BIS 28A Ordering

PEPPOL BIS 30A Despatch Advice

PEPPOL BIS 36A Message Level Response

PEPPOL BIS 42A Order Agreement

PEPPOL BIS 63A Invoice Response


Optional BIS specifications


PEPPOL BIS Order only 3.0

PEPPOL BIS Ordering 3.0

PEPPOL BIS Catalogue only 3.0

PEPPOL BIS Despatch Advice 3.0

PEPPOL BIS Punch Out 3.0

PEPPOL BIS Order Agreement 3.0

PEPPOL BIS Message Level Response 3.0

PEPPOL BIS Invoice Response 3.0

PEPPOL BIS 4A Invoice (mandatory until April 18th)

PEPPOL BIS 5A Billing (mandatory until April 18th)


Regarding questions on mandatory versus optional BIS specifications please refer to the relevant migration plan.


For PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0 http://docs.peppol.eu/poacc/billing/3.0/migration/


For other BIS 3.0 document http://docs.peppol.eu/poacc/upgrade-3/migration/