What is an Access Point?

The access point solution is defined and regulated by DIFI, and is a standard infrastructure for sending and receiving invoices and e-commerce documents in the electronic file format EHF (Electronic Commerce Format). The access point can be used for all e-commerce communications (invoice, credit note, order, order confirmation, package leaflet, product catalog and e-mail).

In 2012, it became a requirement in 2012 for all invoices and credit notes to be sent to state-owned enterprises in standard EHF format. From April 2019, the standard EHF format was updated to EHF 3.0, which in turn is based on the international standard PEPPOL BIS 3.0

Why use an Access Point?

An access point is similar to a mailbox. Invoice files in EHF format are sent to an access point in an invoice mailing. The service provider checks Difi’s national address register ELMA to see which access point the invoice recipient belongs to and submits the invoice file to the recipient.

Opportunities and advantages when using Access Point

Access Point is a good way of automating the electronic invoicing process, and paves the way for getting started with complete, straightforward e-commerce communication.

How does Compello Access Point work?

Compello is a Difi-approved Access Point that can do much more than a standard Access Point as defined by Difi.

For many years Compello has been helping a series of Norwegian enterprises of all sizes, in both the public and the private sector, with electronic invoice distribution and document flow in a series of distribution channels. Our extensive, broad experience, in combination with excellent solutions, allows us to offer a series of extended functions and supporting elements beyond a standard Access Point service. These include:

  • Format conversions
  • Attachment management
  • Reporting
  • Non-conformance management and good control options
  • Greater security
  • Quality control
  • Invoicing of invoice claims
  • Service for receiving, scanning and interpreting hard copy invoices
  • Service for receiving and interpreting email invoices received

Compello Access Point also allows you to distribute your invoices to eInvoice online banks, emails, print Direct Debits, text messages, Vipps and electronic mailboxes such as Digipost and eBoks.

Choosing Compello as your access point provider gives you a secure, accessible provider that works with the future in mind.

Relevant terms: eInvoice | electronic invoice | ELMA | DIFI | e-commerce communication