About us | e-Invoicing New Zealand
MBIE has the responsibility of overseeing New Zealand’s e-Invoicing framework.
Who we are
Mark Wierzbicki – Director e-Invoicing
Mark leads the team responsible for driving e-Invoicing adoption by businesses and Government in New Zealand. Leading a team of 10 highly engaged individuals who are constantly learning and adapting their approach for how to support businesses to efficiently and effectively implement e-Invoicing.
Mark has over 25 years’ experience specialising in IT Leadership and Strategy, Customer Delivery, and Vendor Management across a broad range of sectors including Government, finance, media, and telecommunications.
Outside of work he’s a bit of a film buff so be sure to engage him in film trivia.
Stewart McRobie – e-Invoicing Sponsor
Stewart is the sponsor of the initiative to establish and grow e-Invoicing in New Zealand. As Co-Chair of the Australia and New Zealand e-Invoicing Board, Stewart is also responsible for overseeing the strong relationship between Australia and New Zealand on e-Invoicing. Stewart is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of MBIE. Stewart comes to MBIE from the finance and insurance sector having been CFO of NZ Racing Board, ASB Bank, AMP and Westpac Bank.
Stewart believes e-Invoicing has the ability to transform business, move us to a more digital economy and support small businesses through shorter invoice payment times and moving money faster through the economy.
When not at work you’re likely to find Stewart competing in a multi-sport event or riding his electric scooter.
MBIE | New Zealand Peppol Authority
In October 2019, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) became a Peppol Authority.
The New Zealand and Australian governments have committed to a joint approach to e-Invoicing.
In February 2019 they announced their intention to adopt the Pan-European Public Procurement Online (Peppol) interoperability framework. Peppol is currently used by 32 countries, with more countries planning to adopt it in the near future.
As a Peppol Authority, MBIE's responsibilities include:
- Developing regional arrangements and requirements.
- Overseeing the local implementation of the Peppol framework.
- On-boarding and accrediting Peppol access point providers – including due diligence and security checks.
- Monitoring access point provider compliance.
- Providing tools and resources to help businesses and agencies adopt e-Invoicing.
What is Peppol?
Peppol is a global standardised framework that enables businesses to exchange procurement documents electronically.
To do this, Peppol provides and maintains artefacts and specifications to make it possible for businesses using different systems to ‘speak’ to each other.
The use of Peppol is governed by a multi-lateral agreement structure, owned and maintained by OpenPeppol.
How does it work?
The framework is made up of three key components:
- The network — 4-corner model
- The governance — transport infrastructure agreements (TIA)
- The document specifications — the Peppol Mandatory Business Interoperability Specifications (v 3.0)(external link) are on the Peppol.eu website.
Text version of Peppol - edelivery network overview
Access points (APs)
Access points connect users to the Peppol network and exchange electronic documents based on the Peppol specifications.
Buyers and suppliers can choose their preferred access point provider to connect to all participants already on the network.
Service metadata publisher (SMP)
Businesses using the framework publish their receiving capabilities (delivery addresses, business processes and document types supported, etc) using a service called a service metadata publisher.
The service metadata publisher is similar to an address book or business registry containing details of participants in a specific eProcurement community.
Peppol service metadata locator (SML)
To deliver electronic documents from a sender to the correct recipient, all Access Points need to know about each other and the participants they support.
To do this, Peppol maintains one centralised service called the Service Metadata Locator. The Peppol Service Metadata Locator defines which Service Metadata Publisher to use to find the delivery details of the particular Peppol participant.
What is OpenPeppol?
OpenPeppol is a non-profit association under Belgian law and consists of both public sector and private members. The association has responsibility for the development and maintenance of the Peppol specifications, building blocks and its services and implementation.
The association is responsible for:
- Setting the overall strategic direction for Peppol.
- Developing rules, policies and guidelines, and evaluating requests for change.
- Maintaining the Service Metadata Locator.
- Establishing and monitoring local Peppol Authorities.
- Approving Peppol membership applications.
- Undertaking conformance testing with Access Points.
- Facilitating cross-authority forums and working groups.
What is the New Zealand Peppol Authority?
OpenPeppol delegates authority over the use of the framework within a defined domain or jurisdiction to a local Peppol Authority, usually based on country or region of operation.
New Zealand (administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - MBIE) is a Peppol Authority and Australia (administered by the Australian Taxation Office) is a Peppol Authority.