The law also introduces the requirement concerning the adoption of technical specifications and mandatory dates for e-orders and e-fulfilment within the public sector.
What does the Italian e-ordering mandate entail?
Messages and documents such as orders (with or without response), order agreements, and notifications of acceptance will have to be in electronic format (e-orders). From the date of enforcement, public administrations and their suppliers will be required to transmit all of these document types via a special platform called the Nodo Smistamento Ordini (NSO), which is integrated with Sistema di Interscambio (SDI). It will also be possible to utilise the PEPPOL infrastructure to connect with NSO.
The main goal of this mandate is to introduce a single point for exchanging e-orders and, subsequently, to monitor the debts of public administrations through the integration with the Piattaforma dei Crediti Commerciali (PCC).
Who is affected by the requirements?
As the national health service Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) currently accounts for Italy’s largest budget expenditure, it has been targeted as the first to adopt the above requirements. Thus, the first phase involves public administration within the healthcare sector and the suppliers thereof.
What is the timeline?
- November 2018: NSO transitions from pilot to production
- April 2019: Mandatory to solely send e-orders for goods through NSO
- October 2019: Mandatory to solely send e-orders for services through NSO
PGN helps you fulfil the requirements
Not only does PGN handle the Italian e-invoicing and e-archiving requirements, but the e-ordering requirements as well. Learn more about PGN and how we simplify e-invoicing compliance across the globe.