SAP GTS - Everything New in S/4HANA?
SAP S/4HANA replaces many well-known solutions and modules - no stone remains unturned. Will SAP customers have to say goodbye to SAP GTS (Global Trade Services) in the future?
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What is SAP GTS?
In the year 2000, the classic, paper-driven import and export declaration was replaced by the electronic one. SAP responded with the development of the product SAP GTS (Global Trade Services). To this day, GTS is gaining more and more popularity, with more than 2000 internationally active companies already using SAP GTS for their trade and export processing. The module offers a comprehensive construction kit ranging from sanction list checking and Intrastat declarations to customs clearance.
What added value does SAP GTS deliver?
SAP GTS maps legal regulations (Instrastat). It checks sanction lists and exports requiring approval, as well as free trade agreements for imports (preference management) and supports import and export in payment protection (documentary credit business). In the future, it will be possible to use many functions from SAP GTS under SAP S/4HANA. However, the module will be combined under the new name SAP S/4HANA for International Trade with some extended functions.
Is it absolutely necessary to switch to SAP S/4HANA in order to continue using SAP GTS?
Customers who already use GTS do not necessarily have to switch to S/4HANA. The SAP GTS product will continue to be SAP's customs and foreign trade platform and will be continuously developed further. However, it is not possible for these customers to access new and improved functions of S4/HANA for International Trade.
Companies that do not use GTS but have already switched to S4/HANA, on the other hand, have the option of using a wide range of functions inspired by GTS. SAP began by implementing new Instrastat functions, which make reporting for cross-border goods movements faster and more precise. In addition, the further development of the monitoring of legal export requirements (Legal Control) and export management was initiated.
Solution for heterogeneous landscapes remains SAP GTS
The great advantage of SAP GTS lies in the collection and preparation of data from various ERP and transport management systems. For example, import and export declarations can be created centrally and prepared for communication with customs authorities. SAP GTS should therefore remain the core solution for customs and foreign trade for companies working with multiple ERP and logistics systems.
We would be happy to advise you on the introduction of SAP GTS.
Meinolf Schäfer, Senior Director Sales & Marketing
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