ECR Module Enhances Intrastat Reporting Capabilities

  • by Rajen Iyer, Cofounder and CTO, Krypt, Inc.
  • June 15, 2008
Discover how SAP Electronic Compliance Reporting enhances Intrastat and Extrastat reporting. Empower your organization to fulfill global trade reporting requirements with SAP Electronic Compliance Reporting.
Key Concept
Intra European Community Trade Statistics (Intrastat) is a system for collecting statistics on the exchange of goods among member states of the European Union (EU). When the customs check on the EU internal borders disappeared, the opportunity to use the data from customs declarations for the compilation of the foreign exchange of goods statistics also disappeared. Consequently, the requirement for collecting data directly from the economic operator involved in the intra-community exchange of goods came into force. This system provides direct collection of information from economic operators and communities engaged in internal exchange of goods and registered in the Value Added Tax system. Statistics on the exchange of goods with non-EU countries are compiled by the Extrastat system, based on customs declarations.

Intrastat and Extrastat reporting, which allows the European Union (EU) to keep track of monetary movements, was formerly part of the SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Foreign Trade component. Starting with SAP Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Global Trade Services (GTS) 7.1 this functionality is enhanced in the Electronic Compliance Reporting (ECR) module. You need a corresponding SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) plug-in to identify the transaction and push it into SAP GRC GTS.

Figure 1 is an overview of ECR processes within ECC and GTS. I’ll explain this functionality, including the master data requirement and setup, the processes in ECR that help identify the transactions to push to GTS for declaration, and the functionality in GTS that processes them for declaration. If you are not familiar with Intrastat terminology and processes, see the sidebar.

Rajen Iyer

Rajen Iyer is the cofounder and CTO at Krypt, Inc. Rajen has written several in-depth, best practice articles, white papers, patents, and best-selling books on SAP Logistics and SAP Global Trade Services, including Effective SAP SD and Implementing SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services. He is also an invited speaker at industry conferences.

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