December 4th, 2019 - Breukelen, the Netherlands at 8 AM CET

TIE Kinetix, the leading provider of Partner Automation solutions, announced today that it received the PEPPOL AS4 certification. Thus far, PEPPOL AS4 has been an optional message exchange protocol in the PEPPOL eDelivery Network. However, support for the AS4 protocol will become mandatory as of February 1st, 2020, impacting many TIE Kinetix customers who exchange business documents with governmental organizations - namely, e-invoices.

The transition to AS4 in the coming months brings numerous advantages to the PEPPOL community. While current protocols like AS2 only support data exchange, AS4 includes a direct response feature that alerts the sender as soon as an invoice has been received, as well as provides status updates. The European Union is also in the process of mandating AS4 use for web services and data integration between trading partners.

In order to do business with governmental organizations in the future, companies will be required to implement AS4. This development creates a new standard for web services in which TIE Kinetix customers will benefit and automatically be compliant with governmental and industry mandates. Moreover, interoperability for cloud-to-cloud information exchange is guaranteed and the reach of their data integration architecture (including customers, suppliers, and partners) will continue to grow.

To summarize, AS4 advantages for TIE Kinetix customers:

  • Automatic compliancy with governmental and industry mandates
  • Data security through encryption is secured
  • Digital signatures clearly define the source
  • Delivery notification receipt provides proof of timely delivery
  • Interoperability for cloud-to-cloud information exchange is guaranteed
  • Wider reach of data integration architecture

Jan Sundelin, CEO of TIE Kinetix: “We strive to implement all new PEPPOL requirements as soon as possible. This enables our customers to always live up to the latest legislations regarding document exchange. We continue to be a leader in setting and implementing e-invoicing industry standards to make sure data and processes are always secure, encrypted and compliant.”

For questions about this press release, please contact Patrick van Boom, Chief Marketing Officer of TIE Kinetix via

About TIE Kinetix
TIE Kinetix transforms the digital supply chain by providing Total Integrated E-Commerce solutions. These solutions maximize revenue opportunities by minimizing the energy required to market, sell, fulfill, and optimize online.

Customers and partners of TIE Kinetix constantly benefit from innovative, field-tested, state-of-the-art technologies, backed by 32 years of experience and prestigious awards. TIE Kinetix makes technology to perform, such that customers and partners can focus on their core business. TIE Kinetix is a public company and has offices in the United States, the Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and Australia.

For more information:
TIE Kinetix N.V.
Patrick van Boom
De Corridor 5d
3621 ZA Breukelen
T: +31-88-369-8000