Kick-off meeting of the AS4EDI2020 project

Yesterday, April 29, the Kick-off Meeting of the AS4EDI2020 European project “Implementation of the CEF eDelivery AS4 Profile across Europe” took place through a remote call of the participants, including SATA. The project is co-funded by the European Commission with about 340,000 Euro in the frame of the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) Telecom eDelivery programme.

The AS4EDI2020 project aims at promoting the use of the eDelivery DSI (Digital Service Infrastructure) amongst private and public entities by integrating the AS4 messaging protocol, specifically the CEF eDelivery AS4 Profile, in six Access Points. The participants will certify their new AS4 Peppol APs as part of their Electronic Registered Delivery Services (ERDS) implemented according to the requirements set in the eIDAS Regulation EU 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services.

The project is coordinated by the University of Valencia – Estudi General (Spain) and foresees the participation of SATA and other six partners coming from Italy, Latvia, Netherlands and Spain. This cross-border scenario, the use of the Peppol network and the six parallel new implementations will allow the interoperability testing of each AP and SMP at a large number of clients from different Member States, including public institutions and companies from several business areas such as retail, manufacturing, tourism, banking, and health sector.

In particular, SATA is intended to provide its own AP and SMP solution developed in a previous CEF project, to Promofarma, the IT company of FederFarma associating over 18.000 Italian private pharmacies. The solution will be enriched by a middleware whose purpose is to facilitate the integration of the AP and SMP nodes into the Promofarma legacy software applications. As a matter of fact, the devised implementation will be mainly addressed to exchange orders and despatch advises with pharmacy providers.

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