How to Work with PPL

Payment Terms

PPL’s standard payment terms to suppliers are Net 60 days, or 2% 15, Net 60 days.

GEP

PPL utilizes the Smart by GEP procurement software platform for Purchase Order delivery and eInvoicing.  GEP allows for email notification that a purchase order has been created for a supplier, and then suppliers can log in and get the order. eInvoicing not only reduces suppliers cycle time and processing costs, but also helps improve spend visibility and optimize cash flow. When it’s time to invoice, suppliers can quickly and easily create invoices directly against the purchase order and submit it to our PPL payment systems. There is no cost for suppliers. GEP contacts suppliers for setup and training.

The SMART by GEP solution for suppliers:,

  • Completely free.
  • Increases transaction tracking and visibility.
  • Paperless transactions reducing overall costs.
  • Online repository of all documents.
  • Simplifies collaboration & profile maintenance.
  • Faster payment.
  • Encourages better relationship management.

For additional information, suppliers may contact suppliersubmissions@pplweb.com or pplsupport@gep.com.

Purchase Orders, Contracts, Invoices and Payment Options

A supplier should not perform a service, or ship goods without a Purchase Order/Contract from PPL’s Supply Chain Group. The Purchase Order/Contract will have a number which will be needed for invoice submittals.

Invoices are submitted through our GEP ecommerce portal. Suppliers must send Invoices with a Purchase Order number/Contract number and Release number, if applicable. Invoices without a Purchase Order Number / Contract Number/ Release Number cannot be processed or paid.

Payments are made electronically to our suppliers through EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) / ACH payments. Suppliers may be paid via e-Payables credit card with a payment term of Net 15 days.

First Verify

Safety is very important to PPL. Any supplier who is considered to be a Safety Risk Vendor (Low or High) will be required to qualify through our safety review portal with First Verify. An identified Safety Risk Vendor cannot perform work for PPL without qualification in the First Verify system. Once selected as a potential PPL Safety Risk Vendor, the First Verify qualification process is initiated by a PPL Category Manager who will invite the supplier to the PPL First Verify webpage. There is a cost to suppliers to be enrolled in the First Verify system.

Self Service Invoice Status Inquiry

Supplier self-service inquiry provides the status of invoices. The supplier must know their invoice number, invoice date and invoice amount to use self-service Vendor Payment Search. If your invoice does not appear, please submit the missing invoice electronically. Make sure the purchase order or contract number appears on the invoice so it can be processed.

Check Your Payment Status

Please do not contact the Supplier Helpdesk until an invoice is past due. The Supplier Helpdesk is available at at finsupplierhelpdesk@pplweb.com or 610-774-6430 (1-800-257-8170) or 610-774-4209 (1-888-577-7891).

Taulia

PPL offers Dynamic Discounting Early Payments administered through Taulia Inc. There are hundreds of thousands of happy companies on the Taulia network who love having the opportunity to get paid early and manage their cash flow more efficiently. The supplier portal was designed to empower you to help manage your receivables and give you access to much needed cash flow. Benefits include:

  • Free to use and easy to join.
  • Easily add and manage users.
  • 24/7 Invoice & payment visibility.
  • Flexibility to accelerate one or every approved invoice.
  • Inexpensive Financing and Favorable APRs compared to alternative sources of funding.
  • Improved working capital and cash flow.

For additional information, suppliers may contact PPL via email.

Shipping Instructions

PPL uses an outside third party for much of its less than truckload shipments (LTL). Suppliers can contact Logistics Planning Services (LPS) to arrange for carriers to pick up and deliver material. To contact Logistics Planning Services, please call 1-877-539-7447.

Suppliers should utilize UPS for shipments which do not fall into the LTL category.