SAP Global Trade Services (GTS) is a powerful tool for your international trade and compliance needs. Our customers use GTS for various functionalities with various business units. Krypt has helped enterprises integrate SAP GTS with both ERP and Non-ERP systems as well as multiple ERP environments. Let’s look into how SAP GTS can add value by integrating with respective feeder systems:
SAP ECC as feeder system
With SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, also called “ECC”, there is a standard “plug-in” developed for connecting ECC and GTS for real-time communications. With the foreign trade module in ECC, Sanctioned Party List (SPL) screening was not possible whereas in SAP GTS, SPL screening is fully automated. SAP GTS provides electronic filing of import/export declarations, product classification, preference determination, letter of credit processing and electronic compliance reporting. In ECC, all these functionalities are not available.
Oracle as feeder system
For non-SAP systems, such as Oracle, GTS provides Application Programming Interface (API) structures and programs that allow mapping and processing of data. In other words, if the non-SAP system is mapped to the standard GTS APIs, there is no difference in how it processes or communicates as compared to the SAP “plug-in”. The only exception being that this method requires some customizations in non-SAP ERP systems. SAP GTS provides four basic API maps – product master data, partner master data, transaction header, and item data (Sales order, outbound delivery, export invoice, purchase order, inbound delivery, and return order) message control and error checking. GTS is delivered with several official government forms that are configurable and modifiable; it is also certified to support electronic communication to multiple government authorities (ATLAS, ACE, ABI, CHIEF, etc.).
CRM as feeder system
Companies tend to use SAP CRM for some of their business processes in areas like service, repairs, opportunity, customer complaints, and service contracts since CRM is tailor-made to tap more business opportunity on these areas. From trade’s perspective, anything that crosses borders has to be screened in order for the company to be compliant with rules and regulations. Using a standard plug-in CRM can be connected to GTS, thereby allowing sales orders to flow from CRM to GTS and perform all compliance checks. SAP GTS can also screen subcontracted vendors against sanctioned parties since national and international laws require denied party list screening with any partner which you conduct business.
Transportation Management (TM) as feeder system
SAP TM and SAP GTS can be integrated by using SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP NetWeaver PI) or a point-to-point connection (Web Services Reliable Messaging). Data is exchanged using enterprise services. SAP GTS enables you to create export declarations on behalf of shippers for customer-relevant items in forwarding orders. Also, when an export declaration from a forwarding order is requested, the customs management application automatically creates the export declaration and handles the customs processes.
Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) as feeder system
SAP EWM can also be connected through standard plug-in, allowing compliance checks such as Sanctioned Party List (SPL) screening, embargo screening and license determination, thereby to check whether an outbound delivery can be delivered to a certain goods recipient.
Furthermore, Krypt has developed a tool, Krypt Connect, which facilitates integrating SAP GTS with any feeder systems. You can visit https://www.kryptinc.com/krypt-connect.php for more details.