Reduce Risk and Improve Efficiency

Reduce Risk and Improve Efficiency in Global Trade with Experienced Guidance from Pinary

Global trade is complex, with many inherent risks—and the expansion of global markets combined with ever-changing trade negotiations continues to add to its complexity. If your company has extensive import and export business processes, you’re constantly challenged to identify, interpret, and apply the multitude of rules and regulations that govern trade. SAP Global Trade Services (GTS) can help. The software significantly reduces the complexity of managing trade while simultaneously reducing risk and improving operational efficiency. Success with GTS implementation, however, requires a thorough understanding of GTS capabilities and a practical knowledge of translating rules and regulations into compliant procedures using GTS functionality.

Not only does Pinary understand the intricacies of SAP GTS integration, but we know a successful implementation requires:

An in-depth understanding of your specific international trade activities

Technical mastery of SAP GTS module integration and the ability to know when and how to apply this functionality to your business to ensure compliant processes

An implementation methodology that proactively identifies and mitigates any possible impediments to success during your project

First-hand experience regarding the intricacies and requirements of the jungle of rules and regulations that govern global trade

Pinary’s years of experience in delivering GTS solutions eliminate any inherent implementation risk, and we’re proud of our 100% on-time and error-free implementation record.

Apply GTS Capabilities to the Unique Requirements of Your Trade Practices

PI offers full suite services for SAP-ECC, specializing in GTS. PI offers customs expertise, legal counsel, export/import business experience, and non-SAP integration. PI prides itself in providing innovative solutions.

Pinary will work to understand your business through your eyes and determine where and how to apply GTS capabilities to reduce risk, improve process efficiency, and reduce operational costs. Key functionality and process management provided by GTS include:

  • Import Management

    Streamline:

    • Import process
    • Product classification
    • Sanctioned party list screening
    • Embargo screening
    • Duty calculations

    Support:

  • Export Management

    Manage:

    • Export process
    • Product classification
    • Sanctioned party list (SPL) screening
    • Embargo screening
    • Export license determination
    • Electronic filing of customs documentation

    Integrate with government customs systems for self-filing electronically

  • Embargo Screening
    • Screen against global and/or national embargoes
    • Screen embargoed countries for all export or all import transactions
    • Facilitated maintenance of embargoed countries

    Manage reviews of:

    • Failed screenings
    • Processing of blocked documents
    • Escalations of uncertain entries
  • Customs Management & Specialized Customs Procedures

    Support customs requirements for:

    • Free Trade Zone (FTZ)
    • Bonded Warehouse
    • Inward Processing Relief (IPR)
    • Partner Government Agency (PGA)

    Product classification

    • Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)
    • Schedule B codes
    • Automated mass reclassification
    • ECCN
    • ICCN

    Duty calculation: Determine duty rates

    • Export documents: Country Of Origin (COO) and Commercial Invoice
    • Manage documents

    Electronic customs communication with customs authorities, trade systems, customs warehousing, bonded warehouse, and inward processing

  • Sanctioned Party List (SPL)/Denied Party List (DPL) Screening

    Screening

    • Screen upon creation, change, periodically, or ad-hoc
    • Screen all business partners: customers, vendors, employees, external partners, and visitors
    • Screen all export/import transactions: sales orders, stock transport orders (STO), outbound deliveries, purchase orders, and inbound deliveries
    • Maintain ‘reasons for release’ of business partners

    Lists

    • Automatic upload of Denied Party Lists
    • Ability to create positive/negative lists

    Options

    • Connection to TREX engine to enhance SPL screening
    • Automatic email notifications to authorized user (or user group) of blocked partners and documents
  • Reporting & Printing

    Reporting:

    • Import and export reports by product, country, or customs office
    • Trade preference process reports: Preference potential analysis
    • Restitution reports: Restitution per product

    Print trade documents

    • Foreign trade documents, including: Certificate of Origin, Commercial Invoice, EUR1, and SAD

    Printing preferences

    • Language specific, print preview, email, fax, electronically transmit documents, incompletion check, automatically default data
  • Legal Control
    • Automatic assignment of licenses or license exceptions, assignment of the license to delivery document, and depreciation of values and/or quantities from the licenses
    • Maintain license determination strategies, agreements, and nested licenses
    • Manual license assignments for Individually Validated License (IVL)
    • Block non-compliant documents, and automatically recheck blocked documents
    • Detail check log available
    • Audit trails of all assignments and cancellations
    • Reporting of existing and expired licenses and documents assigned to a license
    • License soft-copy upload
  • Risk Management

    Preference processing

    • Manage vendor declarations
    • Determine preferential origin
    • Print preference documents

    Letter of credit processing

    • Manage letter of credit
    • Automatic assignment of letter of credit
    • Track quantity and value depreciation

    Restitution handling

    • Manage export of common agricultural policy products
    • Calculate restitution amount
    • Manage licenses, securities and recipes
  • Hazardous Substance Check
    • Transactions are checked against hazardous check
    • Connection with SAP EH&S

    Control:

    • Export/Import quantity restrictions
    • Import restrictions for country of origin
    • Export restrictions for county of destination

Automation and Integration are Key to Efficiency and Risk Mitigation

GTS accelerates import and export business processes with real-time compliance checks, such as, Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), SPL, etc., and communicates with Customs for example: Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). GTS also works with SAP Business Suites’ order and shipment processes, taking advantage of master data already managed by SAP to further reduce manual tasks and improve process efficiency.

Additional cost savings are realized through automated customs, determining when shipments are subject to free trade agreements, and then managing declaration-handling for the appropriate parties. From a compliance perspective, GTS maintains an audit trail of all screenings against government regulations, Denied/Sanctioned Party lists (DPL/SPL), and retains as digital records relevant documentation and communications, making it easy to access this information in the event of an audit.

Partner with Pinary for Long Term Success

The easiest way to realize the benefits of SAP GTS is by partnering with the right team for your implementation—Pinary. We bring a wealth of proven GTS implementation expertise and experience, delivering value throughout your project, and well beyond.

Pinary has more than 20 years of SAP experience with a focus on delivering GTS solutions on-time with 100% client satisfaction. Our U.S.-based workforce (including Licensed Customs Brokers) has the required technical and business skills and has hundreds of error-free implementations to our credit.

The GTS-focused approach we bring when working with you includes:

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