A Little-Known Program Eases Uploads of Commodity Codes

  • by Kees van Westerop, Senior SAP Consultant, Kwest Consulting
  • January 15, 2009
Save time by maintaining commodity codes using a standard available upload program. By using this program, you can avoid the process of customizing, thus allowing end users to maintain the commodity codes on their own.

Within the European Union (EU), most companies that export or import goods from other EU countries must report the cross-border movements of goods to the statistical authorities in their country. This reporting is called Intrastat reporting. Only small companies, with cross-border turnover within the EU of less than € 300,000, don’t have to do Intrastat reporting. Very large companies (those with turnover outside the EU of more than € 900,000) also have to report goods movement to countries outside the EU — this is called Extrastat reporting.

Kees van Westerop

Kees van Westerop has been working as an SAP consultant for more than 25 years. He has an MBA degree in mathematics and a degree in finance. Kees has been concentrating on the financial modules, especially in general ledger accounting, cost center accounting, and consolidation. He also has a great deal of experience with rollouts of kernel systems and integrating finance and logistics.

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