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1 1 The impact of important Single Market policies on the development of Pan- European Services and Products i2010 Conference Information Society at the Crossroads MAY 2008 Nick Leapman, telephone:

2 2 The Issue Single Market legislator has increasingly been opting for electronic solutions Assumption that the building blocks of the information society are in place The real world is full of surprises

3 3 Single Market Review November 2007 Single Market policy makers want interoperability across e-government solutions : ICT is essential tool to make the Single Market work Risk that Member States opt for incompatible solutions New e-barriers could emerge for end-users Need to redouble efforts to avoid market fragmentation and promote commonly agreed ICT solutions Action Plan in 2008 to promote implementation of interoperable signatures and e-authentication

4 4 3 Single Market initiatives that create demand for interoperable solutions SEPA and e-invoicing Electronic public procurement Services Directive

5 5 SEPA and e-invoicing SEPA : –Single Euro Payments Area aims to create a world class payment system for the EU E-invoicing: –Essential part of an efficient financial supply chain as it links the internal processes of enterprises to the payment systems SEPA & E-Invoicing: –SEPA and a successful European e-Invoicing initiative would complement each other, by linking e-invoicing directly with payments

6 6 SEPA and e-invoicing Huge Benefits: –Savings potential of e-Invoicing (SEPA Cap Gemini study): Cost reductions due to e-Invoice = 70-75% (of a paper invoice) Estimated potential cost savings of 238 Billion over 6 years Risk: –In many MS, individual e-invoicing initiatives are emerging: Risk of emergence of multiple solutions which are not interoperable If this risks materializes: full potential of e-invoicing will not be achieved

7 7 The EU FRAMEWORK for ePROCUREMENT A comprehensive legal and policy framework Entry into force of new public procurement directives (Apr 2004) Transposition by MS (21 months - 31 Jan 2006) – nearly complete Action plan on e-procurement (Dec 2004) i2010 eGovernment Action plan (April 2006)

8 8 The EU LEGAL FRAMEWORK: objective Allow automation of full procurement- to-payment process chain preserving all existing procedural guarantees

9 9 The EU LEGAL FRAMEWORK: rules (1) Requirements for electronic communication and receipt of offers –Non-discrimination –Transparency –Fair competition Rules for innovative electronic purchasing practices –Repetitive purchases, e.g. dynamic purchasing systems –Electronic auctions

10 10 The EU LEGAL FRAMEWORK: rules (2) Electronic means on equal footing with paper All stages of the procedure can be conducted online Flexible and technology-neutral framework

11 11 Implications for ICT products and services(1) e-procurement creates strong demand for specialised ICT products –comprehensive e-procurement systems solutions and electronic documents –specific tools, e.g. e-auctions, e-catalogues, Dynamic Purchasing systems (DPS) –standardised product descriptions and inventory management solutions (e.g. product classifications and dictionaries)

12 12 Implications for ICT products and services (2) –links to B2B applications for e-ordering, e- invoicing and e-payments –user-friendly, multilingual interfaces

13 13 Implications for ICT products and services (3) The challenge –All solutions must preserve existing procedural guarantees –To do that they must be generally available, non-discriminatory and interoperable –All solutions must provide secure means of electronic authentication and signature

14 14 THE ECONOMIC PRIZE: What are we talking about? (1) The public sector: by far the biggest buyer in the economy –Estimated total EU public procurement (2006): bn. EUR (16% of EU GDP) –Estimated total above thresholds (TED): 370 bn. EUR (3% of EU GDP)

15 15 THE ECONOMIC PRIZE: What are we talking about? (2) Very large savings and efficiency gains –from e-procurement: 5% on prices, 50-80% on transaction costs –5% of savings may correspond to up to 1% of GDP

16 16 Services Directive Entry into force Implementation – by Objectives –Remove barriers to the establishment of service providers (Art. 43 ECT) –Remove barriers to the cross border provision of services (Art. 49 ECT) Horizontal nature – wide range of different services

17 17 Main Implementation Aspects Simplification of procedures Electronic procedures Establishment of Points of Single Contact Mutual assistance (supported by the Internal Market Information system - IMI) Rights of recipients Quality of services

18 18 Electronic procedures (Article 8) Possibility of completion of all formalities and procedures at a distance and by electronic means Availability for national and foreign service providers Cross border dimension Interoperability issues

19 19 Implications for ICT products and services Services Directive creates strong demand for specialised ICT products –Transactional software for completion of e-procedures –User-friendly multilingual interfaces –Software for back office integration –Software to create standardised forms such as form generator –Tools for electronic delivery of documents such as document safes, personal web spaces –Tools for secure electronic payment

20 20 European Council Conclusions 13/14 March 2008 In the context of the Services Directive it is an immediate priority to: Improve the functioning of the e-Single Market by putting in place cross-border interoperable solutions for electronic signature and e-authentication

21 21 Main Interoperability Challenges for the Single Market Electronic signatures –Use of qualified signatures –Use of advanced signatures –Issues related to trust Electronic identification and authentication –Different systems ranging from soft to strong ID –Temporary solution by end of 2009 –Large Scale Pilot on e-ID aiming at interoperable EU wide solution Documents –Transition from paper to electronic world –Authentication of documents –Different types and formats –Long term migration to electronic documents


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