Peppol eInvoicing in Norway

The world leader in Peppol adoption, Norway continues to grow, with approximately 99% of contracting authorities using the Peppol format for electronic documentation. In fact, more than 50% of the country’s 140+ million B2G and B2B invoices are in the Elektronisk Handelsformat (EHF) Billing 3.0 format, the Norwegian standard based on Peppol BIS Billing 3.0, and transacted through Peppol infrastructure. Companies that use Peppol benefit from cost savings, greater efficiency, and fraud prevention.

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Government agency that interacts with external suppliers?

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Private sector company that has won a government procurement contract?

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B2B business that wants to get ahead of your competitors?

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Software provider that wishes to include Peppol as part of your ERP system?

No matter your business or specific requirements, Tickstar will get you effectively leveraging the Peppol network for your operations in just a few steps.

Benefits of Peppol eInvoicing with Tickstar

With Peppol, one connection allows you to efficiently and securely exchange eDocuments with verified local and international B2G and B2B partners.


As a Peppol infrastructure provider, Tickstar handles setup and maintenance while you enjoy the benefits.

Cost savings –

eInvoicing is estimated to save public sector authorities and private businesses billions per year. According to calculations released by the Australian Tax Office, a Peppol Authority and key driver of Peppol uptake in the country, entities can realise cost savings of up to 66% — AUD 9,18 (NOK 66,67) to process an eInvoice, as opposed to AUD 27,67 (NOK 200,95) for a PDF invoice sent through email.

Faster invoice payout –

Peppol’s direct secure connection without middlemen allows for faster receival and even the automation of payments, without any of the errors that can come from manual entry of information.

Compliance with EU regulations –

Peppol was built to European specifications and complies with directive 2014/55/EU on eInvoicing in public procurement. In addition, Tickstar is at the forefront of all developments, assuring compliance is ongoing in the face of changing regulations.

User-friendly interface and advanced tools –

Refined over 11 years by Tickstar’s Peppol pioneers, we offer expert tools that eclipse those offered by our competitors. This includes our Peppol Validator, Participant Lookup API and Service Metadata Publisher (SMP), designed to ensure you get the most out of your eInvoicing experience within your own applications!

Direct connection to ERP systems –

If you’re a larger government agency or enterprise, Tickstar’s API connection allows Peppol to be built into your ERP systems. For software vendors, Peppol can be provided as part of your customised software packages to businesses around the world — opening another revenue stream with ease.

Compatible with EHF Billing 3.0 –

Norwegian rules have been included into Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 without extensions or extra rules, making EHF Billing the national version of the Peppol standard. For public sector organisations and private businesses, this essentially means that Peppol BIS Billing can be used both domestically and when transacting with partners in the international market.

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eInvoicing in Norway

Along with other Scandinavian countries, Norway was among the first to mandate eInvoicing for B2G back in 2011. In that year, central government authorities were required to receive and process invoices electronically, and by 2012, they were also required to send eInvoices in line with the European standard.

These developments put Norway well ahead of other EU countries, whose public contracting authorities were only required to receive invoices electronically in April 2019, the date with which EU Directive 2014/55/EU came into force. Earlier that same month, Norway had passed regulation FOR-2019-04-01-444, which obliges non-central Norwegian public bodies to send, receive and process eInvoices according to the EU standard.

Today, Norway remains the undisputed leader in Peppol adoption. Not only was the Norwegian Agency for Public and Financial Management (DFØ) the first Peppol Authority in the world, through initiatives aimed at helping private businesses to adopt Peppol for B2B transactions, the country continues to add to the steadily growing number of participants in the global Peppol Directory.

In 2023 to date, the number of Peppol network participants has increased by 8,09%, or almost 50.000 in total. Of this number, Norway alone accounted for over 21.000 new participants, a domestic increase of 8,32%. This is by far the highest number in terms of absolute growth, and in the top 10 in terms of relative growth. Some entities are using open-source Peppol Oxalis for connection to their software, while many others are leveraging the quick set up, support, and extensive functionality that Peppol infrastructure companies like Tickstar can provide.

Who we work with

Tickstar has been at the forefront of Peppol innovation since 2012, ably serving governments and private enterprises throughout the world. In Norway, we work with:

About Tickstar

Tickstar has been a certified Peppol service provider since 2012. Based in Sweden, the company works with governmental bodies, large enterprises, and ERP providers around the world. As the number of Peppol participants within the network continues to grow, so does Tickstar’s footprint, with a reputation as a dependable partner, providing the infrastructure for in-house use or third-party organisations that wish to deliver Peppol services to market.

In 2021, Tickstar was acquired by Xero—a global cloud accounting software platform. Xero saw the strong connection between our purpose and theirs, which is to help businesses thrive through the use of better tools, information and connections. Tickstar has enabled eInvoicing functionality for all Xero customers with an ongoing subscription.

As a proudly European company, we understand the challenges that public sector organisations and private companies face in keeping up with domestic and Europe-wide regulations. By signing up with Tickstar, you can efficiently exchange eInvoices and other electronic documentation with any partner, while staying compliant at all times.

About Peppol

Peppol is a set of standards and technical specifications ensuring the secure and rapid transfer of electronic documents globally. Peppol’s components ensure interoperability of eInvoices and other eProcurement documents, facilitating easier global trade and full compliance with the regulatory requirements and taxation laws of transacting parties’ respective countries. It also significantly cuts down on instances of invoice fraud, as is easily achieved when transacting through email or other unsecured messenger service.

The communication nodes in the network, called Access Points, allow direct connections between verified participants to send and receive standardised documentation, in what is called the Four-corner model. In short, Peppol is a connect once, reach all network.

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Perry Liolios
Business Development Lead APAC
Canberra, Australia